- This is best known for being the local restaurant of self-taught pianist Rezso Seress (1889-1968) who wrote the haunting melody Gloomy Sunday, which became a hit for many international stars, including Billie Holiday. A plaque in the entrance gives the first line of the song. Kulacs is the Hungarian word for a drinking jug that shepherds take with them into the field. The decor reflects this rustic theme with one smaller room filled with wood, peasant embroidery and red and white cloths. The larger room is used for banquets and tourist groups and features a gypsy band which occasionally has a female lead violin player. The goose liver makes a filling starter, followed by chicken paprikas or catfish in a rich sauce. Wash it down with a fiery Hungarian red wine that will put hairs on your chest and have you singing along to the musicians' merry melodies in no time.
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