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The Hungarian capital becomes the new destination of our chef, Dani García, with the opening of his concept based on a typical Italian osteria. Alelí travelled to Budapest on 16 May, directly to the heart of the Hungarian capital, on Wekerle Sándor Street.

The most authentic and fresh Italian cuisine with Dani García’s stamp arrives in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest. Grupo Dani García opened its first restaurant in the region on 16 May in the five-star Hotel Dorothea on Vörörsmarty Square.

‘I am very excited to return to Budapest, a city I had the pleasure of discovering a few years ago for the Michelin Guide to Europe. At that time I could only dream of coming back here, and now I can celebrate with the team the opening of Alelí,’ said Dani García, who added that the opening of the Italian restaurant in the Dorothea Hotel was an unexpected surprise, but that they did not hesitate to seize the opportunity.

From Andalusia to Italy

Dani García, who combines the gastronomy of Andalusia with the traditions and ingredients of world cuisine, presents with Alelí a concept inspired by Fellini’s Dolce Vita or Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Belleza.

The restaurant offers a journey to the purest Italy thanks to a gastronomic proposal characterised by the authenticity of the raw materials used for cooking.

Based on an authentic Italian osteria where the inspiration and recipes of the Andalusian chef bring to life the magic of Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant invites diners on a journey through the different regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Campania and Sicily with classic dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with the best Hungarian and Italian ingredients.

‘Throughout my countless culinary adventures and experiences, the most important thing for me has always been to build relationships. I think that’s what Aleli and Italian cuisine is all about: cooking with heart and soul for each and every one of our guests, no matter who they are or where they come from. Everyone who works at Aleli is like family,’ says Giorgio Cavicchiolo, head chef at Aleli.

In addition to Alelí, BiBo, the more travelled and cosmopolitan concept of the chef who has conquered other cities such as Madrid, Marbella, Tarifa, Doha and London, is scheduled to open its doors in Budapest in 2024, also in the Dorothea Hotel.