Get your taste buds ready to visit the European Food Summit
The 2022 edition of the European Food Summit, a renowned international event on the future of food, brings attention to the importance of a sustainable attitude to food and the purpose of more responsible diet habits. World-renowned chefs and outstanding individuals from the fields of cuisine, science, art, and the media will present their views and share their knowledge at the symposium, which will be accompanied by a number of culinary experiences.
It is time for new knowledge, better habits, inspiration and a more sustainable future.
From 5 to 7 November, numerous exciting events will take place: culinary walks, eventful dinners, and press trips. The last day will be marked by an expert summit, which invites all to bring more to the table and adapt food systems to create a better future for all. The curators of the event are Andrea Petrini, one of the key players in many high-profile culinary projects and one of the most influential people in the world of gastronomy, and Dr. Afton Halloran, who is specialized in sustainable food systems. Ana Roš is among the founding members of the event, which first took place in 2018. A number of world-renowned chefs who have set international culinary and sustainable trends in gastronomy have confirmed their participation, among them also Mory Sacko, who is on Time’s 2022 Next Generation Leaders list.
Among the main partners of the event is the Slovenian Tourist Board.
Unveiling the richness of Slovenian gastronomy
Saturday, 5 November
On Saturday, visitors will have a chance to attend the Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl, a unique and creative fusion of cuisine, culture, and architecture that unveils the many faces of the culinary capital of Ljubljana. This time the Crawl will highlight the ladies in the JRE Slovenia, bringing the message of women's empowerment to the fore. Ljubljana Soul Chefs, which will take place in the evening, will unveil the stories of three renowned Slovenian families from the world of gastronomy, who will serve you dishes that highlight their inspiring stories passed down from generation to generation.
Sunday, 6 November
Sunday is reserved for Feel Slovenia Press Trips intended for foreign journalists. The trips are organized by the Slovenian Tourist Board in partnership with the European Food Summit organizational board and local tourism and restaurant providers. They unveil the diversity of Slovenian gastronomy and the strong connection between local producers and providers, which has traditionally been present in the Slovenian gastronomy scene.
Monday, 7 November
Another remarkable event, which will highlight the richness of Slovenian culinary tradition, is the Experience Dinner, which will take place after the Symposium, on Monday in the evening. This will be the closing act of the European Food Summit, which will bring the first-time Michelin star holders from Slovenia to the table. They will join forces in creating a unique dining experience, which will take you to the future of flavours.
Remarkable culinary stories that highlight sustainability
The European Food Summit takes place in green Slovenia, at the intersection of European geographies and cultures. The EFS' mission is to become Europe's top event and a unique platform that co-creates Europe's sustainable future. This goes in line with the sustainable story of Slovenia, which has long been a leader in this field of tourism.
A country with amazing gastronomy and excellent wines
In Slovenia, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. There are as many as 24 different gastronomic regions and three wine-growing areas. Local mineral waters have also always been served on Slovenian tables, and a selection of beers from local Slovenian microbreweries too.
Slovenians fascinate guests with pride, passion, and great environmental engagement. This is true also when it comes to food. Slovenia has rich gastronomy, which focuses on sustainability and the inclusion of local fresh produce.
Regardless of where you decide to eat, ask for Slovenian wine, beer, water, juices, and other excellent Slovenian products. If you can, visit the best Slovenian chefs and don't forget that Slovenian specialities also make great souvenirs.