“We are going to have competitors from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Russia here again. This year is very special and symbolic as for numbers – the 8th year taking place on 18/8/2018. The mastery of cooks will be evaluated by a professional jury as well as general public to guarantee objectivity. Representatives of the Slovak Association of Cooks, vice-president Vladimír Lokšík, Karol Sklenár – the chairman of the Tatra Club of the Slovak Association of Cooks and Pastry Cooks and secretary Dušan Bidleň will be there too. The jury will be focusing on the cooking procedure and how clean it is, on the quality of used ingredients and the result, of course. Although everybody goes the same way, not all of them will reach the final destination successfully,” informed Miloš Červenka, the chef at the FIS Hotel in Štrbské Pleso and the main Goulash Cup organiser.
The goulash amount is not so important but 5 portions is the minimum. The upper limit is not specified. People from the public will be tasting the goulash selection and voting for the best speciality via special slips. And what should the best or the most successful goulash be like according to the expert? “Kettle goulash is not a soup or thick pudding. It should not be too fatty and colourless. The taste must correspond with used ingredients and it is also relevant how clean the cooking procedure is. But most importantly, it must be checked all the time. We have already had many competitors with delicious goulash which has got burnt in the end,” concluded Mr. Červenka.
The Goulash Cup will be opened in the presence of motorcyclists of the Harley Davidson no.1 Slovakia club. There are many attractive prizes prepared for the winners. The WATT music band will be there to present their rock repertoire and the event will be hosted by motorcyclist Ľubo Kráľ. For more information, please read www.hotelfis.sk.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2017, more than EUR 300 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.