November 21, 2022 – Muzsa Budapest the stunning Art Nouveau cocktail bar of Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, has unveiled its new colour themed menu. Aptly named “COLOROID,” every cocktail was carefully crafted by Head Bartender Ádám Rédli, who envisioned a menu where colours and flavours combined would take mixology to a whole new dimension. Elegant and refined, yet modern and playful, Muzsa Budapest has become the gold standard for craft cocktail experience in the city.
“After a very successful first menu, we knew we had a big challenge ahead of us. I wanted to take the craft cocktail experience to a new level, but still retaining the playfulness that our original cocktails are known for,” says Ádám Rédli, Head Bartender. “I’ve always been interested in the origins of colour, and I knew it was a theme that we would one day explore on our menu.”
The name of the menu is paying homage to the work of Hungarian professor Antal Nemcsics, who over the course of two decades developed the Coloroid Colour System, a colour-order system used by architects and visual constructors.
Consisting of 15 colours masterfully interpreted both visually and through flavours, the cocktails are divided into three eras and are paired with unique menu descriptions designed to stir the imagination. The eras are Chromatic Dawn, Golden Age and Luminous Horizons, each with five cocktails that narrate their own origins. Every cocktail is made with a different spirit and combined with the finest locally-sourced ingredients to provide unique flavour profiles ranging from umami to bittersweet to low ABV.
In the Chromatic Dawn, Muzsa Buapest’s cocktails pay tribute to the very first pigments and ancient dyes. The signature drink, Dragons Blood, is a modern take on the traditional whisky cocktail, Old Fashioned. Its bitter and nutty taste is provided by MÚZSA’s macadamia malt and maple, cherry herring and melon verjus.
In the Golden Age, the new-wave spirit-based cocktails are like a meeting with the divine. Its signature drink, the Martini-style Sunglow, is a sublime concoction made with pisco, saffron and edible gold, making it the most glamorous of all and with a characterful flavour.
The Luminous Horizons showcases the visible light spectrum; under the ethos of sustainability, using cutting edge mixology and technology are created the most adventurous cocktails on the menu. The signature drink, Cobalt, with its striking shade of blue promises to be the picture-perfect drink served in the iconic poppy head shaped glass. It’s a low ABV drink made with Szechuan button, jasmine and lemongrass and poppy, with fruity flavour notes.
Executive Chef Árpád Győrffy brings an exciting new selection of sophisticated bar food offerings such as Tofu and Avocado, Spicy Prawn Miso Soup, Wagyu Tataki and Mangalica Tonkatsu. Everything is presented on bespoke hand-painted Herend Porcelain sets. The menu, featuring small plates and tapas style bites, is designed for sharing.
With its inspired atmosphere to enjoy colourful cocktail creations, an exciting blend of Asian and Hungarian cuisines, and a diverse mix of local authentic live entertainment, MÚZSA portrays the best of Hungary’s rich cultural and culinary heritage.
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