A New Year celebration tailored to your taste
The last day of the year is a special day. So why not try some special dishes on that occasion? We have checked the pots and plans of some of the best Slovenian chefs to see what they have in store for you on the longest night of the year. Savour the creative flavours that come from a combination of local ingredients, tradition, and modern approaches to cuisine. Let New Year's Eve be a unique experience for all your senses.
Ana's cuisine with a touch of international influence
On the last day of the year, Hiša Franko will spoil you with creative dishes from local ingredients prepared by chef Ana Roš, who has been named Chef of the Year by Gault & Millau and awarded the title of UNWTO Ambassador for Gastronomy by the World Tourism Organisation. You will also have the opportunity to try a special dish prepared by Mexican chef Paco Mendez. Paco creates his dishes in Barcelona in one of the elBarri restaurants, established by famous chef Albert Adrià. The international gastronomic journey will be rounded off by a wide selection of champagne and other sparkling wines to toast the New Year.
A Foodie New Year's Eve for the entire family
Are you still thinking about how to surprise your family on New Year's Eve? Visit Vila Podvin near Radovljica, where they have a special New Year's Eve menu designed for families with children. You will be served an aperitif, an amuse bouche, and a five-course menu prepared by chef Uroš Štefelin, who has been named Chef of Traditional Cuisine by Gault & Millau. New Year's Eve dinner will be served with nice music in the background. Delicious aromas from the kitchen will also entice Father Frost to stop by, and there will be a fireworks display at midnight. Vila Podvin also offers overnight accommodation, so you do not need to worry about how to get home at the end of the night.
New Year's Eve dinner in Velenje
Ring in the New Year tasting a selection of dishes on the New Year's Eve menu at Vila Herberstein. The menu, which has been created by chef Igor Stanković, consists of an amuse bouche and a total of five courses. You will be served chopped salmon, apple confit, honey mustard and wild green salad, to be followed by a New Year's Eve soup and pumpkin flavours with shrimps and spinach. The main course consists of veal tenderloin, sweetbread, the broad bean, baked lemon, chanterelles and purée, and a hazelnut panna cotta with compote and berries as dessert. Are you already hungry?
Velenje Underground – a culinary adventure 160 metres below ground level
If the flavours of New Year's Eve dinner at Vila Herberstein have won your heart, you should complete your list of experiences with an unforgettable culinary adventure deep below the surface. Enter Slovenia's deepest dining room to enjoy a selection of dishes prepared by the Vila Herberstein team under the watchful eye of chef Igor Stanković.
New Year's Eve culinary pampering in the centre of Ljubljana
Experience the magic of festive Ljubljana and round off the year at JB Restaurant, which has been ranked among the top 100 restaurants in the world. Renowned chef Janez Bratovž has designed an unforgettable New Year's Eve culinary experience for your taste buds. Your will enjoy fresh tuna with seaweed cream, a beef cube with truffles and caviar, fresh Adriatic lobster tails in creamy seafood sauce, foie gras in cognac sauce, JB ravioli filed with cottage cheese and pistachio, and, to make your experience complete, a slice of New Year's Eve cake.
New Year's Eve dinner with the best view of the capital
Visit Ljubljana Castle and round off the year with sublime dishes created by chef Igor Jagodic, who was named Chef of the Year 2019 by Gault & Millau. Combining his innovative approach with the medieval and local cuisine of Ljubljana, the chef ensures that every bite you take is a special journey for your taste buds.
Check where in Ljubljana you can spend a "tasty" New Year's Eve
If you are in Ljubljana on New Year's Eve, you can book a table at selected top restaurants that are putting together special menus for their guests on the longest night of the year. Let your New Year's Eve celebration be glamorous and gourmet.
Restaurants that you should visit in 2020
The world-renowned gastronomic guide Gault & Millau has again selected top chefs in Slovenian gastronomy. Check which restaurants have been awarded four toques, which chefs have convinced the guide's inspectors and which is the most popular place for the coming year.
Get in the festive spirit in Slovenia!
To shorten the time until New Year's Eve dinner with top Slovenian chefs, take a walk around festively decorated towns and cities, visit Christmas markets and get in the festive spirit. If you really want to shine on New Year's Eve, visit spas to make yourself look healthy and youthful.