Stories that inspire gourmets

Although it may not exactly catch instantly the eye on the map, Slovenia's geographical and culinary diversity has captured the attention of gourmands worldwide. A mix of traditional recipes, fresh, local ingredients and the bold creativity of Slovenian chefs have put the country lying on the sunny side of the Alps on the European gastronomic map. The arrival of culinary giant Michelin, which clearly feels good in Slovenia, has also added to the overall picture by having expanded the range of restaurants in its guide year after year. The number of prestigious stars is also growing every year. But what is the secret behind all these stars and other restaurants? You can discover it through the stories Michelin writes about Slovenian cooking, restaurants and chefs.

Written by Le Guide MICHELIN

Yet, despite its compact nature, this pocket-sized country boasts a rich and unique diversity that can be divided into four regions: the Mediterranean and Karst area to the southwest, an Alpine area to the north, the Pannonian Plain to the east and, finally, the central region, where Ljubljana acts as a linchpin between these different regions. The result is a gastronomy that encompasses the sea and mountains, olive oil and sauerkraut, sausages and also seafood, even though the country's coastline is only 46 km long!

The Michelin Guide Team – from the Michelin Guide for Slovenia 2023

The freshest Michelin stories on your "table"

Read the latest stories from Michelin's pen, taking you into the underbelly of selected Slovenian restaurants from the current Michelin Guide for Slovenia.

In anticipation of new stories...

Here's a hint of the Michelin stories you'll be able to read in the coming months. You will discover three of Ljubljana's gourmet aces, discover what makes a Michelin green-starred restaurant near Kranj so special and embark on a culinary journey to eastern Slovenia. And do not miss the videos about two Michelin-starred restaurants, Hiša Linhart and Gostilna pri Lojzetu, as seen through the eyes of their chefs Uroš Štefelin and Tomaž Kavčič.

Michelin chefs and restaurants in video stories

Feast your eyes on what is happening in the kitchens of top Slovenian chefs. Through video stories, we bring you not only the top culinary masterpieces on a platter, but also the soul that is put into the dishes and their presentation in each restaurant.

Michelin gastronomic aces in Slovenia

Michelin inspectors have been visiting Slovenian restaurants since 2020 and each year they select the best restaurants to feature in the Michelin Guide for Slovenia. The crème de la crème restaurants also carry prestigious Michelin stars and other distinctions awarded by Michelin, such as the Bib Gourmand and Michelin Green Star. Check out the latest selection of Slovenian restaurants recommended by the famous Michelin.

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Still more stories, more inspiration for gourmet indulgence

See more stories about Slovenia's top cuisine on offer that have inspired Michelin storytellers over the years. Let them also inspire you to visit the restaurants recommended by the famous guide.

Slovenia = Foodies’ paradise

If you enjoy a good meal, then Slovenia is the perfect place for you. Visit top restaurants and inns renowned for fresh local ingredients and the modern creativity of the chefs. Indulge in unique gastronomic experiences and take a peek behind the scenes of creating the best gourmet products. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to create a special meal in your own kitchen from high-quality Slovenian produce.

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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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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Choose an unforgettable gastronomic experience

Choose an unforgettable gastronomic experience

Slovenia offers a range of opportunities to experience traditional and modern Slovenian cuisine in a very special way. Add a dash of Slovenian creativity to your lunch or dinner and delight your loved ones with unusual culinary experiences.

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Top Slovenian chefs

Top Slovenian chefs

One of the "elements" of the best Slovenian chefs is to draw inspiration from the local environment they work in. Although they sometimes peek into their grandmothers' recipes, their dishes are created with a great deal of creativity and a flair for combining flavours, resulting in a true culinary masterpiece on the plate. And let us whisper you a little secret, the only woman among the top ten chefs in the world comes from Slovenia.

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Order the best Slovenia has to offer

Order the best Slovenia has to offer

If you would like to welcome Slovenian cuisine into your own kitchen, you can order the best delicacies online and have them delivered to your home. If you would like to try gourmet masterpieces, selected Slovenian wines or genuine home-made specialties, you will certainly find something to your liking.

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Culinary tours around Slovenia

In addition to Michelin-starred restaurants, explore other culinary spots and experiences where you'll also enjoy every bite or sip. Find out which ones have the fresh fragrance of sustainability, which restaurants have impressed another renowned gastronomic guide, namely Gault&Millau, and explore typical Slovenian dishes and flavours.

Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Top Slovenian restaurants as selected by Gault & Millau

If you’re unsure of where to eat, open the latest Slovenian edition of the Gault&Millau guide.

Top Slovenian restaurants as selected by Gault & Millau

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Restaurants with the Slovenia Green sustainability label

Follow the green gastronomic offering in Slovenia.

Restaurants with the Slovenia Green sustainability label

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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.

Locally typical

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Where to buy fresh local products?

Taste the noble gifts of Slovenian soil and the tasty produce of Slovenian farms.

Where to buy fresh local products?

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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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Original dishes under European protection

Learn about the wealth of Slovenian cuisine and its protected particularities.

Original dishes under European protection

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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?

The flavours of Slovenia

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