Koppanyszanto Village Guest Table

Koppanyszanto Falusi Vendégasztal
The “Village Table” is an initiative to support rural tourism by enabling small producers to prepare mainly regional & traditional dishes, generally cooked and prepared outdoors and oven-baked or cooked in a cauldron to share with visitors and guests.  The ingredients are grown onsite, locally produced or foraged.  The idea is the village guest table experience offers not just gastronomic delight, but also an insight into Hungarian food and traditions.

 FIRE & FEAST FOR WELLBEING 

As a couple we have always loved cooking outdoor and in the UK organised culinary meets where the cooking would be a group activity and a shared experience.  We wanted to bring this experience to the campsite and through reading and study we also now understand that scientists are realising the benefit of these group activites in the outdoors.

Benefits of Fire

Fire gazing is deeply meditative, inspiring and awakening experience.  The trance-like relaxing effects of a campfire are well known but now scientists have found that an open fire reduces blood pressure – the longer people sit in front of a roaring fire, the greater the relaxing effect it has on them. 

Benefits of Outdoor Cooking

Cooking and baking meet the criteria of a type of therapy known as ‘behavioural activation’, which are activities that alleviate depression by increasing goal-oriented behavior and reducing procrastination. This is why psychologists now believe cooking can be classed as therapeutic.  

Simply sit back and focus on the flames, relax your breath and consider both your breath and the flicker of the flames around you.

Embrace the moment with your body and your mind. 

Typical Village Table event – Arrival from 6pm, Food Served at 7pm 

Priority is given to traditional Hungarian recipes. We serve fresh and seasonal products, from our edible garden or local producers. The menu includes in the price:

  • shared appetisers
  • an entree
  • a main course
  • a dessert
  • glass of wine & palinka

Village Table Evenings

HAVE A SPECIAL OCCASION COMING UP?

WHY NOT BOOK AN EXCLUSIVE HIRE?

FONDUE – VILLAGE TABLE EVENING – BBQ – THEMED NIGHT – GAMES NIGHT

Future Plans

We built a pizza oven for our pizza nights and guest use. We are excited to announce our next project is to build a Tandoori oven.

We will continue to develop our edible gardens as we work towards sustainability.

So whether it’s cooking, building or eating there’s always a learning experience at Koppany Pines if you want it!