My way of enjoying food

Tempted to indulge in something different, special, and delicious? Restaurant week is a unique opportunity to familiarise yourself with the charms of Slovenia’s top cuisine. If you enjoy eating well, you will undoubtedly visit one of the 105 participating restaurants, where chefs will make special effort to thrill you. There is absolutely no need to worry about high prices. The menus at all restaurants are available at a single, affordable price.

Guests have the chance to get to know cuisines they have not experienced before. This is the best promotion one could wish for!

Andrej Kuhar,  the first Slovenian chef with a Michelin star

It’s when the restaurant is packed, the guests are enjoying themselves and we are working at full blast in the kitchen.

David Vračko, Restaurant Mak

All you need to know about Restaurant Week

Do you enjoy eating well? If so, be sure to catch Restaurant Week. Twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn, you can set off on a splendid 10-day culinary journey, exploring a variety of flavours that will leave you far from indifferent. Top Slovenian chefs will shower you with their creativity and knowledge by serving you at least three courses.  Only restaurants approved by the discerning food critic Uroš Mencinger may participate in Restaurant Week.

Restaurant Week is, in fact, a school of flavours, during which you become taste explorers. It is up to the chefs to be creative and innovative, and it is up to the guests to be curious and open-minded. 

Only the best can take part in Restaurant Week; this is a time during which chefs are allowed to be a bit bolder, while guests can be a bit more critical.

Most restaurants offer their three-course menus for the uniform price of 19 euros. Exceptionally, restaurants rated with three or more hearts may opt to offer their menus at a price of 25 euros.

Restaurant Week is intended for the young, both in age and at heart. On the one hand, young chefs get the chance to showcase their knowledge and creativity, and the clientèle includes many young people on the other. 

Many people fear premium restaurants. During Restaurant Week, we help them shed that fear.

Borut Jovan, independent chef

Explore the variety of flavours at Michelin-starred restaurants

Restaurant Week also features restaurants whose quality has been recognised by the prestigious Michelin world gastronomy guide. This week in autumn also features  thirty restaurants that have attained the Michelin Bib Gourmand, Michelin Plate and the Michelin Sustainability Award.

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Where the heart leads

Not sure about which restaurant you should pick? When deciding which establishment to visit, let yourself be guided by the hearts that represent the ratings of participating restaurants. Only restaurants that have earned at least one heart may take part in Restaurant Week.  Four hearts are reserved for the very best restaurants according to these criteria. 

Although Restaurant Week is all about only three courses, we try to tell an entire story through them.

Ksenija Mahorčič, Gostilna Mahorčič

Have you booked your table yet?

Restaurant Week is reserved only for select Slovenian restaurants, which earn entry to this elite company through their quality work. Likewise, the event is intended for guests who like to eat well and explore new flavours. If eating well is among your hobbies, choose your favourite restaurant as soon as possible. Check which menu looks best and book your seat.

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This spring, get pampered and spoiled during the Restaurant Week held from 9 to 18 October 2020. Reservations are open from 28 September, so hurry up, choose your favourite restaurant and reserve a table!

May your pleasures at a restaurant be safe and healthy

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please observe all health and safety recommendations to prevent the spread of the infection while visiting restaurants.

Even if you are perfectly healthy, keep a safe distance from other people – 1.5 to 2 metres.

It is mandatory to have your mouth and nose completely covered with a mask or a scarf in all enclosed public spaces and also outside if you have a respiratory infection or you are caring for someone who has a respiratory infection.

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Use soap and water. Hand disinfection is mandatory in enclosed public spaces.

Do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed or undisinfected hands.

Follow the information and recommendations of health professionals.

This is not just about going to a restaurant to sate your hunger; it is a genuine experience.

Jure Tomič, Ošterija Debeluh

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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If you enjoyed the journey during Restaurant Week and would like for it to continue, you can explore the richness of Slovenian cuisine even further. Whether it be a lunch served by top chefs or a snack at the very source of the food in question, e.g. at a farm open to tourists, interesting and full flavours can be found everywhere.

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Original cuisine is delightful to taste and enjoyable to experience. Choose your experience from the 84 pages of the 2021 European Region of Gastronomy brochure, where Slovenia is presented not only a superb food destination, but also as a land of excellent wines and honey. Besides the authentic flavours of four Slovenian regions, you will get to know the best chefs, top-rated restaurants and inns, culinary events, delicious souvenirs and much more.  



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