Choose an unforgettable gastronomic experience

In Slovenia, there are plenty of opportunities to experience traditional and modern Slovenian cuisine in a very special way. Add a touch of Slovenian creativity to your lunch or dinner and delight your nearest and dearest with unusual culinary experiences.

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A country of unique, boutique and authentic gastronomic experiences

If you are looking for something boutique, unique and authentic to put the icing on the cake of your experience of Slovenian gastronomy, you’ve come to the right place. Learn about the selection of experiences bearing the Slovenia Unique Experiences label that you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.

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Bon appétit at Michelin-rated restaurants

The world-renowned Michelin Guide to gastronomy has recognised Slovenia as a great place to dine out. In addition to Michelin-starred restaurants, there are also many others that have found their place in the Michelin Guide. Choose one of them to suit your taste and treat your taste buds to a top culinary journey into a world of flavours.

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The best culinary experiences await you

Despite its small size, Slovenia is a very diverse country, and this is also reflected in its gastronomy. Did you know that Slovenia has as many as 24 gastronomic and three wine-growing regions? You can discover the richness of flavours in many different ways. Turn your gastronomic exploration into an unforgettable experience. Learn about Slovenia’s specialties and how to prepare them and spice them up with your experience!

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Ideas for special occasions

How can you spice up your gastronomic exploration of Slovenia? Enjoy your lunch or dinner in unusual places, combine the useful with the pleasant and travel from dish to dish, get to know the unique specialties of the Mediterranean and the Karst regions or turn back time and enjoy a modern dining experience in a historic setting.

High above the ground

Have you ever dined high above the ground? At the Krvavec Ski Resort, surrounded by the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, cable cars turn into real boutique mobile restaurants. Enjoy a world-class dinner served in two courses, one on the way up and one on the way down. An unforgettable culinary event in the air awaits you in Ljubljana too. Sit at a table 50 m above the ground, taste top-quality dishes and excellent wines, and absorb an unforgettable bird's-eye view of the Slovenian capital.

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Dinner under the stars

Plateau Dolga njiva is a popular hiking spot 1,400 metres above sea level in Karavanke above Tržič. Now you can also experience it in a very special, gourmet way. A helicopter will take you to the alpine pasture on the plateau, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars, complete with authentic domestic flavours. In a traditional alpine way with a touch of modernity.

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Meet me on the street

Come to a culinary date in the open air. Enter a special “restaurant” at Pogačarjev trg Square in Ljubljana where you will be welcomed with a wide range of tastes from around Slovenia. From early spring to late autumn, the Open Kitchen attracts many lovers of good food and relaxed gatherings among its stalls. The culinary market also occasionally visits Celje, Koper and Nova Gorica.

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Enjoy culinary delights by bike

Cycling is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. In Slovenia, you can combine cycling with the discovering of authentic local flavours at destinations particularly committed to sustainability. These destinations are connected by the Slovenia Green Gourmet Route, a long-distance cycling route that takes you between green destinations from Ljubljana to Goriška Brda via the Vipava Valley and the Karst and back past the capital to Sevnica, Podčetrtek, Ptuj and Maribor. Cycle and discover gastronomic pearls in the spirit of sustainability.

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Take the wine train across the Vipava Valley 

The Vipava Valley is famous for its excellent wines. It is home to most native wine grape varieties. Now you can experience these in a completely new way: on a train. A special wine train between Nova Gorica and Ajdovščina has taken over the role of wine cellars, where you can enjoy a wine tasting created by selected Vipava Valley winemakers right in a passenger carwill prepare. 

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Visit an osmica

More than 200 years ago, farmers and wine-growers in the Primorska region got permission to sell their wine and other products left over from the previous year tax-free eight days a year. These pop-up wine bars are called osmice, and the tradition is still maintained today in the Vipava Valley, the Karst and Slovenian Istria. Osmice open their doors to the public twice a year, in the autumn and the spring, and you will find them following ivy branches.

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Eat like nobles

Go back to the time of lords, knights and ladies of the court and treat yourself to a royal feast in one of several Slovenian castles.

 

 

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Travel from dish to dish

Can you picture eating individual courses of your lunch or dinner in different restaurants? Go on a gastronomic journey and visit various providers where you can discover local specialties in a different way and combine culinary treats of individual destinations.

 

Are you hungry?

The way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so fall in love with Slovenian gastronomic offer – from traditional dishes to world-class creations by the best Slovenian chefs. Spice up your visit to Slovenia by discovering the most special experiences.

The best for gourmets

Slovenia increasingly attracts gourmets. This has been proven by the arrival of some leading gastronomic guides in recent years, such as Michelin and Gault&Millau. Slovenia has many top chefs who are inspired by tradition and local ingredients, which they present in a new, innovative way.

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The best for gourmets

The best for gourmets

Slovenia increasingly attracts gourmets. This has been proven by the arrival of some leading gastronomic guides in recent years, such as Michelin and Gault&Millau. Slovenia has many top chefs who are inspired by tradition and local ingredients, which they present in a new, innovative way.

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The best wine stories and experiences

The best wine stories and experiences

Wine has a special importance in Slovenia. It is home to the oldest grapevine in the world. Wine is related to various experiences, ranging from wine fountains to special wine tastings. Many Slovenian wines are produced in a biodynamic way, but a particular gem are the so-called orange wines.

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Boutique stories

Boutique stories

A great feast starts with great ingredients. Learn the stories of Slovenian boutique producers who invest plenty of love and effort into growing the best ingredients in a natural way. But nature itself also offers us many of its gifts, which give the dishes a special character.

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Outdoor gastronomy

Outdoor gastronomy

Are you a picnic lover? Many places in Slovenia are happy to fill a picnic basket for you. All you need to do is to choose your favourite outdoor spot. Perhaps you want to enjoy a gourmet treat in the street or, in the warmer months, in summer gardens and on terraces.

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Where to go for fresh and local food?

Where to go for fresh and local food?

From a field or garden to the table – this is the way of thinking followed by farm stays and world-class cuisine. Fresh produce make the flavours fuller. It is no wonder that local and seasonal food have been gaining in importance in both traditional and modern kitchens. Find out where you can get fresh local produce and products.

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Slovenia is a land of gastronomic delights

The diversity of Slovenia is also reflected in its gastronomy. You have the chance to try something new every day. Whatever you try, you will feel the authenticity of the natural ingredients to which Slovenia pays so much attention.

Where to eat

Home-made or cosmopolitan: choose your ambience and menu in Slovenia.

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The flavours of Slovenia

Do you know the typical flavours of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain?

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Wines of Slovenia

Where can you taste the wine from the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia?

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Locally typical

Learn about the typical workdays and holidays cuisine of Slovenian people and discover where they obtain the ingredients for their dishes and where you can try them as well.

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Green gastronomic destinations in Slovenia

Destinations where sustainable gastronomy comes first.

Green gastronomic destinations in Slovenia

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Local high-quality brands in green destinations

Choose local quality brands in green destinations marketing short supply chains and interesting local delicacies.

Local high-quality brands in green destinations

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