Slovenia as a Global Culinary Destination

Published: 11.6.2015

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Slovenia as a Global Culinary Destination

Lisa Abend, a journalist for the American travel magazine AFAR, visited Slovenia, asking an interesting introductory question: Is Slovenia the next global culinary destination?

Slovenia as a Global Culinary Destination

Lisa Abend, a journalist for the American travel magazine AFAR, visited Slovenia, asking an interesting introductory question: Is Slovenia the next global culinary destination? She went looking for answers in Nebesa in western Slovenia, the Soča Valley, Bled and Ljubljana. Her culinary memoirs are filled with descriptions of good food, recipes of local specialities and experiences with friendly locals. Create you own gourmet memoirs of Slovenia following the paths of delicious home cooking.

In north-east Slovenia, right next to the Italian border, Nebesa is open for travellers above the Kobarid Basin. The unspoiled nature, fresh mountain air and serenity are enhanced by views over the Soča Valley, Mount Krn and other peaks of the Julian Alps. A world-class Slovenian chef, Ana Roš, who is the manager`s daughter, treated Abend to a dish of polenta, bacon and cheese that thrilled the journalist.

Abend also visited Ljubljana. Influences that shape Slovenian cuisine, ingeniously combined in the capital as Tastes of Ljubljana, come from Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Mediterranean, as explained by sommelier, gourmet and journalist Tomaž Sršen. Try some traditional Ljubljana dishes – oxtail, "flying" žganci or tarragon crepes and other recipes. Treat yourself to the unique Tastes of Slovenia, which were formed based on tradition and modern culinary methods. Savour them at JB, which was ranked among the top 100 restaurants in the world in 2010. The finest lunch with a view can be enjoyed at the Ljubljana Castle, in the Na Gradu restaurant.

When in Kobarid, you are invited to Hiša Franko. Taste the culinary revolution built on local, seasonal and Slovenian food. In Bled, let yourself be tempted into having lunch on the grass at Garden Village. The tables are overgrown by grass, an ambience decorated with herbs, and the wooden furniture create a relaxed atmosphere for an unforgettable gourmet experience. The hands of head chef Dušan Jovanovič shape local produce into global culinary works of art. Also, make a stop at Vila Podvin in Radovljica, near Bled. The elegant restaurant is famous for masterpieces created by chef Uroš Štefelin, who hosts a weekly farmers` market and actively supports the preservation of the Tepka pear variety.

Taste Slovenia, a global culinary destination!

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