Food has become a major factor when choosing holiday destinations. This is why guidebooks on great restaurants and suggestions for culinary retreats come in so handy.
The Slovenia restaurant award is a project that aims to help Slovenia become a recognisable international culinary destination, increase its international reputation, support long-term improvements in the quality of services and experiences at restaurants, and develop a vibrant "foodie" culture among Slovenians.
The selection of the best restaurants is made by The Slovenia Expert Committee featuring renowned experts in the fields of Slovenian gastronomy and hospitality. Now, another selection of the best Slovenian restaurants by The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2019 is in the books.
This year’s ceremony was something special. The all-day event encompassing educational lectures, culinary and social events, ended with a 16-course charity dinner. The magnificent location of the golf course and restaurant Evergreen at Smlednik hosted event, where all important personas of Slovenia’s gastronomy gathered.
This year’s regional winners are:
Alpine Slovenia: Hiša Franko
Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia: Gostilna pri Lojzetu / Dvorec Zemono
Thermal Pannonian Slovenia: Hiša Denk
Ljubljana & Central Slovenia: JB Restaurant
The best restaurant: Gostilna pri Lojzetu / Dvorec Zemono
The best hotel restaurant: Grad Otočec Castle Hotel Restaurant
The best newcomer: Domačija Belica
The best social media profile: Družina Bazilika
The best social media foodie influencer: Jernej Zver and Maja Galuf: JernejKitchen blog
Best service by Diners Club Exclusive: Cubo Restaurant
The restaurant, which won the largest number of votes through online voting: RESTAURANTS VOX POPULI: Hiša Franko.
Photos provided by: Ernad Ihtijarević, MediaSpeed