Slovenia, a must-go destination

Slovenian gastronomy is among the finest in the world. The arrival of the Michelin Guide, which only chooses destinations with distinct, well-defined cuisines of consistent quality and excellence, is proof of this. This is mostly thanks to the amazing chefs and their teams whose incredible creativity, diligence and hard work guarantees that their guests are treated to personalised culinary experiences. They follow a time-honoured tradition drawing from the treasures of unspoiled nature that guides the numerous winemakers and growers of a variety of high-quality produce in line with the principles of sustainability.

Michelin has decided to arrive in Slovenia by saying that the “…Quality of Slovenian gastronomy is no surprise for Michelin” and that “…It is a must-go destination because of the talented culinary masters who transform ingredients of the highest quality into unique culinary creations”. Slovenia received the first Michelin stars and other recognitions from the Michelin Guide in 2020.

For 2021, the Michelin Guide welcomed another one-star restaurant to its family, one restaurant won the Bib Gourmand recognition anew and the number of winners of the Michelin sustainability emblem increased by one restaurant. Two restaurants won the Michelin Plate recognition anew.

What Michelin evaluated

Michelin is known for its 120-year-long tradition, well-thought-out evaluation criteria and team of professional, anonymous inspectors. They actively follow culinary trends around the world, keeping an eye out for any novelties, changes and the latest developments.

Michelin's inspectors paid anonymous visits to Slovenian restaurants and ranked them using Michelin's methodology that is based on five principles:

  • quality of ingredients,
  • mastery of flavours and cooking techniques,
  • personality of the chef in their cuisine,
  • value for money, and
  • consistency between visits.

Star-ranked gastronomic experience

Michelin stars are a guarantee for cuisine of the highest quality. Meet the first stars in the constellation of the Michelin Guide to Slovenia.

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Two stars Michelin

Excellent cooking, worth a detour. 

 

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Hiša Franko, Kobarid (Ana Roš)

In the Soča River Valley, nature sparkles in all its authenticity. Everybody's at the Hiša Franko restaurant is aware of this, which is why the authenticity of the valley is incorporated in their culinary delicacies in the most innovative ways. The culinary masterpieces created there pour from the creative wellspring of Ana Roš, who has been placed among the top seven chefs in the world by The Best Chef Awards. As a self-taught chef, she has developed a recognisable culinary style of her own. Her perfected dishes are complemented by excellent cheeses and biodynamic wines from the cellar of her partner Valter Kramar. The icing on the cake is desserts by Maša Salopek, the best pastry chef in the world according to The Best Chef Awards. And if we add to that the professionalism, the attention to detail, and the passion of everyone working at the restaurant, then it goes without saying that a special culinary experience awaits you at Hiša Franko.

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One star Michelin

High-quality cooking, worth a stop.

 

 

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Bib Gourmand Michelin

or an authentic, high-quality experience at affordable prices

Where in Slovenia can you get the best value for your money? Which restaurants serve excellent food at affordable prices?
Bib Gourmand recognises restaurants with a good price-to-quality ratio.

Michelin's inspectors found 7 such restaurants in Slovenia.

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The Plate Michelin

Where to go for a good meal made from fresh ingredients?

The L'assiette Michelin or Michelin Plate recognises restaurants that serve carefully prepared meals made from fresh ingredients in a homely atmosphere.

The food is simply good in 39 Slovenian restaurants.

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Michelin Green Star

Who are the most sustainable chefs?

To support and encourage sustainable practices in the culinary world, Michelin awards the Michelin Green Star highlighting chefs committed to commendable environmental practices. It is only awarded to those whose restaurants are listed in one of the categories included in the Michelin Guide. The green star celebrates their courage and ingenuity reflected in the sustainable practices that they use in their everyday work, their collaboration with environmentally-conscious suppliers and their waste management.

Whose ideas, methods and know-how help raise awareness, both among customers and the entire food industry in Slovenia?

Would you like to learn more about Michelin restaurants in Slovenia?

Take a closer look at the award-winning restaurants through the stories and philosophies of their chefs.

Michelin restaurants at Taste Slovenia

Written by Le Guide MICHELIN

 

 

Slovenian gastronomy through the eyes of Michelin

Slovenes believe strongly that "everything is in the eye of the beholder", and the same goes for great food. Are you interested in the depth and breadth of the Slovenian gastronomic world through the eyes of the Michelin Guide? Read what Michelin's taste researchers thought about the most outstanding stories in the Slovenian culinary rainbow.

What does Michelin mean for Slovenia?

Thanks to the diversity and authenticity it offers, Slovenia is gaining increasing recognition as a sustainable destination of unique five-star experiences. One of them is undoubtedly Slovenia's gastronomy, which, with its quality, creativity and traceability, will satisfy even the most discerning of guests. The Michelin Guide is the most widely known culinary guide in the world and represents a unique communication channel addressing even the most gourmet guests.

The arrival of the Michelin Guide is therefore a singular acknowledgement of all stakeholders in Slovenian gastronomy, particularly the creative chefs and their teams and the local produce growers. At the same time, the Michelin Guide offers the opportunity to enhance culinary quality even further. Its positive effect can spread to other industries and contribute to the growth of the entire local economy.

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Hungry for Slovenian cuisine? Treat yourself to Taste Slovenia!

Immerse yourself in the unique stories that simmer in the Slovenian gastronomic pot. Discover the secret of fullness of flavours, learn about the close connection between people and nature in food production and about their dedication to tradition, then indulge in the boldness and innovation of top Slovenian chefs. Visit the Taste Slovenia website where you are sure to find the content to your liking and enjoy every mouthful of gastronomic exploration.

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Let yourself be seduced by the full and natural flavours of Slovenia, complemented by surprising innovation and bold combinations of ingredients. Let every bite or sip take you on a unique journey into the world of flavours.

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Indulge your taste buds with Slovenian delicacies and culinary masterpieces and view the enticing Instagram Stories about Slovenian cuisine @FeelSlovenia.

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Let yourself be seduced by the full and natural flavours of Slovenia, complemented by surprising innovation and bold combinations of ingredients. Let every bite or sip take you on a unique journey into the world of flavours.

The best for gourmets

Discover why Slovenia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for gourmets.

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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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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Restaurant Week – top cuisine enjoyed my way

Become bold explorers of flavours – visit Restaurant Week and discover the charms of top Slovenian cuisine.

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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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Six Slovenian restaurants with four toques.

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Ideas for romantic gastronomic experiences

Surprise your loved ones with original gastronomic experiences.

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The greatest gastronomic events in Slovenia

Taste Slovenia at numerous culinary festivals and events.

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