Story of Slovenian Tastes
Story of Slovenian Tastes
In Slovenia, the best way to someones heart is first through their stomach since fresh crops grow everywhere. Slovenian chefs also agree with the saying, drawing inspiration from the rich culinary tradition and love for the local environment. The Flavours of Slovenia invite.
In Slovenia, the best way to someone`s heart is first through their stomach since fresh crops grow everywhere. Slovenian chefs also agree with the saying, drawing inspiration from the rich culinary tradition and love for the local environment. Immerse yourself into a whirlwind of flavours connecting the 24 culinary regions and 14 wine-growing districts. Welcome to the family-run taverns, village osmicas, urban restaurants and culinary events! The Flavours of Slovenia invite.
Slovenian chefs are particularly inspired by the love for the local environment. Almost every Slovenian family produces fruit and vegetables at their own gardens. Our farmers` markets are full of organic produce. Restaurants and Slovenia`s inns with their original and cosmopolitan menus swear by excellent locally-sourced ingredients and recipes. Both travellers and locals appreciate the wealth of Slovenian flavours. It is hard to pick out a favourite one: Open Market Kitchen between May and October in Ljubljana; menus prepared by top Slovenian chefs in the Soča Valley or in the mansions and castles of Gorenjska, Dolenjska and Notranjska; fine wine in Goriška Brda or Štajerska; the bora-dried prosciutto on the Coast and in the Karst Region; home-made delicacies of Pomurje.
Slovenian cuisine is both traditional and inventive. Try a Carniolan sausage with horseradish or indulge your sweet tooth with Slovenian honey, potica or the famous Prekmurje gibanica from the easternmost corner of Slovenia. Stop by at the typical Slovenia`s inns. There`s certainly no shortage of culinary specialities in the country between the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain. Among them is the Slovenian cheese of love called trnič from Velika planina above Kamnik.
The country between the Alps and the Mediterranean is full of culinary events where excellent food and fine wine never run out. In terms of wine-making, Slovenia is a proper small-scale Europe, boasting 14 wine-growing districts and wine-bearing hills at top-quality locations on the planet! Maribor, the second-largest city of Slovenia, is home to the oldest grape vine in the world, which still bears grapes.
Upon tasting the flavours, you will forever fall in love with both Slovenia and its locals, who take great pride in fresh produce from their gardens. Bon appétit, and welcome to the flavours of Slovenia!