Ljubljana for foodies and days of potica on Bled

Published: 21.2.2011

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Ljubljana for foodies and days of potica on Bled

The aroma of delicious Slovenian food is wafting through the capital! Culinary visits and tours are becoming ever more popular with visitors. You should also go to Bled, where from 6 to 8 December they invite you to Days of the famous festive specialty – potica.

Ljubljana for foodies and days of potica on Bled

The aroma of delicious Slovenian food is wafting through the capital! Culinary visits and tours are becoming ever more popular with visitors. Superior restaurants are tucked away throughout Ljubljana, a lively city beat can be felt at the bustling city marketplace, cooking workshops see gourmets learning how to prepare a typical Slovenian meal, and traditional hospitality is best experienced at an entertaining Slovenian dinner. To experience even more culinary authenticity, you should also go to Bled, where from 6 to 8 December they invite you to Days of the famous festive specialty – potica (roll cake).

Iconic Bled was recently a big star at World Tourism Market in London, where Slovenia was shining as a green heart of Europe, ideal for romantic holidays. For those with a sweet tooth we always recommend a visit to Bled, which, with the idyllic Lake Bled island, is not only famous for its cream cake, but also for traditional Slovenian potica. Take a ride with the pletna boat to the Island in the middle of emerald Alpine lake. If you ring a Wishing Bell and imagine something sweet, your wish comes true right away. Between 6 and 8 December the Days of potica, are held in Bled, where they have a demonstration of the baking of potica, a most typical Slovenian dessert. It is made with more than 80 different fillings. The best known being walnut, almond and hazelnut potica. Enjoy a piece of Slovenia!

Ljubljana Tourism indulges visitors to the Slovenian capital with a wide choice of culinary visits and tours. The best recommendation for getting to know Slovenia`s culinary tradition is to take part in a cooking workshop, where you can learn how to prepare an authentic Slovenian meal. Travellers and locals alike appreciate the abundance of Slovenian flavours. Especially interesting is the authentic experience with a local guide, stopping at restaurants in the centre of Ljubljana, which is very popular among locals. Innovative Slovenian restaurants and traditional inns boast cosmopolitan menus but swear by excellent local ingredients and recipes for cooking. Traditional Slovenian hospitality is best experienced at a Slovenian evening, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner accompanied by premium Slovenian wines. The accompanying program is characterised by Slovenian folk music, singing and traditional polka dancing. You will really enjoy yourself!

Under the patronage of Ljubljana Tourism, this Autumn saw a new culinary product come to life, "A culinary experience in the region of Central Slovenia". The culinary tour came into being as part of the project, Tastes of Central Slovenia, whose activities are based on the joint culinary strategy of 26 municipalities in the Central Slovenian region. The captivating tour takes you through age-old Ljubljana streets and the lively marketplace which is the heart of the old city. Past the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the path leads to the medieval Kamnik, where you can uncover the tale of the most romantic cheese in Slovenia – trnič.

It is also possible to combine culinary tours around the capital with cultural and historical experiences. Ljubljana Tourism has, in the spirit of the 2000th Anniversary of the Roman Emona, and with the desire to popularise its cultural heritage, developed the mobile application - Emona2000, which offers users a short guided tour of ancient Ljubljana. The application of course offers a map marked with special points of interest. It is available in Slovenian and English, and for the operating systems Android and iOS. After uncovering the former Roman Emona a delicious Slovenian lunch in the pleasurable style of the Romans, will fit the bill perfectly.

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