Grand Story 17.
The Grand Story of Corinthia Hotel Budapest by Tibor Meskal, Sr. Manager on Duty Chapter 17
The constatnt presence of foreigners and travellers from all corners of the world certainly added
sex-appeal for local artists. If there was any opportunity to meet a potential investor or a maecenas
of Hungarian art, the Grand Hotel Royal was the place to go. Inparticular its coffee house was a good place to meet foreigners. At the Café all the daily papers were available, weekly magazines could be read, and you were able to sit with one single cup of coffee for one whole day, with your glass of water constantly refreshed by a waiter whose income largely depended on your tip. The Royal Café was also the home to what has been described as the tastiest dobos Torte in the world. The ‘Dobos Torta’ (Dobos Cake) is Hungary’s answer to austria’s Sacher Torte. József C. Dobos invented this cake around 1885. He wanted to create a cake that lasted at least 10 days.The cake became the most famous of all internationally renown Hungarian cakes. In 1895, Dobos published
the recipe. On good days a few hundred slices were sold at the Royal.
More about our hotel’s history: Andreas Augustin: The Most Famous Hotels in the World. – Grand Hotel Royal
Check the latest creations and the rethought recipe of the Dobos Cake by our Pastry Chef, Attila Menyhart.