One eats well in historical cities

Do you know about the most recognisable traditional dishes in historical cities? Do you know that praise for their gastronomic offering reaches beyond borders? And that culinary masterpieces full of talent, originality and inspiration have also impressed the famous Michelin Guide? Yes, as you stroll through Slovenian historical cities, you will certainly eat well. Traditional and modern.

Taste the traditional

At the crossroads of various influences, from the fertile soil and riches of nature that are virtually at your fingertips, traditional dishes have been created in the Slovenian lands for centuries. Today, Slovenia is divided into 24 gastronomic regions that are characterised by distinctive foodstuffs, dishes and drinks. You can also taste dishes characteristic of individual areas in historical cities.

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They are so special that you simply have to try them

In addition to dishes characteristic of individual regions and destinations, some cities have specialities of their own that you will find difficult to resist. In these dishes you can taste the character of an individual city and its history. And if you enjoy them, you can try preparing them yourself in your home kitchen.

Are you ready for some more tasty recipes?

In every destination and historical city you can taste a characteristic drink or dish and try to prepare them at home. Take a look at some more ideas for your Slovenian-style lunch!

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Michelin masters

The fact that Michelin stars also shine on the Slovenian sky is proof that we have a top-level and quality gastronomic offering.  The 2021 European Region of Gastronomy is, in the opinion of the Michelin Guide, certainly a "destination that should be visited". Slovenian master chefs build on tradition and local foodstuffs in close cooperation with world-renowned Slovenian winemakers. Exceptional gastronomic experiences also await you in historical cities that present the bearers of prestigious Michelin labels.

Restaurants with a Bib Gourmand label 

In the restaurant of the Hotel Jožef, which boasts Michelin's Bib Gourmand label and the Slovenia Green Cuisine sustainability label, try characteristic Idrija dishes such as žlikrofi, smukavc and zeljševka, which are prepared entirely in the restaurant according to traditional recipes.

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Michelin Plate for gourmets

While visiting historical cities, you can put the gourmet icing on the cake by visiting restaurants that have received the Michelin Plate label. Treat yourself to your own plate of top gastronomic experience.

Experience a gastronomic image of cities in your own way

Slovenian historical cities offer unforgettable culinary experiences and modern culinary art closely connected to local providers of fresh produce. While exploring the sights of cities and their surroundings, you can taste "some more" at culinary events that excite both young and old year after year, with an emphasis on local culinary specialities, of course.

Sweet Istria

In September, the streets of Koper transform into a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. If you visit the Sweet Istria festival, you can satisfy your sweet cravings just like the people of Slovenian Istria have done. In addition to traditional Istrian sweets, you can also taste desserts from other parts of Slovenia, or you might even be impressed by modern sweet masterpieces by Slovenian and foreign master confectioners.

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Sweet Istria

Sweet Istria

In September, the streets of Koper transform into a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. If you visit the Sweet Istria festival, you can satisfy your sweet cravings just like the people of Slovenian Istria have done. In addition to traditional Istrian sweets, you can also taste desserts from other parts of Slovenia, or you might even be impressed by modern sweet masterpieces by Slovenian and foreign master confectioners.

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Radol’ca, honestly sweet

Radol’ca, honestly sweet

Every year Radovljica turns into the Slovenian capital of chocolate for a few days. Visit food stands and taste various types of chocolate sweets made by Slovenian chocolate producers. In the autumn, when the best flavours of Radovljica ripen, visit taverns and restaurants during the Taste Radol'ca festival.

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Days of Poetry and Wine

Days of Poetry and Wine

One of the most important culinary events in historical cities is the Days of Poetry and Wine in Ptuj; the recognised international festival of poetry is where the fine word meets top-level wine.

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Wine Trail

Wine Trail

Although Gorenjska is not technically a wine region, you can treat yourself to a very special wine-themed event in Kranj in the autumn. The Wine Trail even is organised every year around St. Martin's Day in the labyrinths of corridors under the old city of Kranj, where you can taste selected wines from Slovenia in a different way.

Cviček Week

Cviček Week

The cviček wines are considered to be truly special wines. Its home is the region of Dolenjska, where a special holiday, called the Cviček Week, is dedicated to it every year in Novo Mesto, at which best local wines are evaluated.

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Experiences that teach you how to cook Slovenian-style

You can participate in the creation of a unique gastronomic experience yourself - as part of culinary experiences offered by historical cities.

Follow local brands

Collective brands are established under the "Originally Slovenian" model, which is based on a value chain that connects providers farm-to-fork. It enables you to buy high-quality offering of food and handicraft products with local added value that are labelled with a certificate that will help you recognise the collective brands. Some historical cities have established a collective brand of their own or are part of one.

Are you ready for a trip to historical cities?

The most beautiful strolls through the historical cities of Slovenia can start with a short stop. If you would like to discover the most beautiful city sights and combine your stroll with the chance to enjoy in local cuisine, take a trip do discover unique experiences.

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History and cuisine going hand in hand

Slovenian historical cities reveal many stories from the past in an interesting and modern way. This also goes for gastronomy, where you will be offered traditional culinary specialties presented in a new, modern way in local taverns and top-level restaurants.

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Locally typical

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My own way of trying out local recipes

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