I know, I am getting really creative with my subject lines.
The 26th is also a holiday in Europe so the city started off on the quiet side but there were definitely more people out and about. The temperature was definitely colder compared to the day before and there was more fog. Lovely. This meant finding warmth in any way possible. This also meant we spent like 3 hours on the hop on, hop off bus tour (which really wasn't much of a tour as the audio guide did not explain much about the city. But it did help us get a layout of the major points and figure out what we wanted to see).
After this, we walked through the Christmas markets again and went inside the beautiful St. Stephen's Basilica.
It was so pretty.
It was cool to look out from the steps to the Christmas markets.
After that we enjoyed some, what else, hot mulled wine by the fire.
After resting at the hotel for a bit, we headed to a restaurant called Boom & Brass. This was our "fancy" meal for the week. It still cost significantly less than a dinner for two in Boston haha.
We started off with a plate of meats, cheese, BRULEED foie gras, and bread. I also had Hungarian Merlot. Did you know that Hungary has a storied history with wine and has over 20 wine regions? I had no idea until I was there.
My main course was bison with porcini mushrooms in a paprika sauce with almond crusted ravioli.
The restaurant was a bit touristy but the food was really good. They served mostly Hungarian dishes with a modern twist. After that, we headed back to the hotel to warmup and end the day.