A meeting place of gastronomic diversity and local tastes

Due to its geographic position, Slovenia connects four different worlds, which is also reflected in its gastronomy. Both traditional and haute cuisine put much emphasis on high-quality, locally-produced ingredients, which provide a fullness of flavours. Diversity, creativity, and commitment to the principle ‘from the garden to the table’ have been increasingly placing Slovenia on the European gastronomic map. 

A meeting place for European culinary royalty

In March, all eyes in the culinary world will be on Slovenia, as the capital city of Ljubljana will host a world-class event – the European Food Summit. This is an upgrade of the high-profile event Gourmet Cup Ljubljana, at which well-known names in Slovenian and foreign gastronomy have presented their masterpieces and visions in innovative ways.

Its gastronomic image enjoys additional prestige due to world-class events and unique gastronomic experiences. All this has resulted in Slovenia being awarded the title European Region of Gastronomy 2021. Taste a mix of various flavours, tradition, creativity, and modern trends in Slovenia.

A meeting place for European culinary royalty

In March, the eyes of all food lovers will be focused on Slovenia, as its capital Ljubljana will again host a top event – the European Food Summit.

The European Food Summit brings together the great minds of the culinary, art and media worlds whose stories are an inspiration for the creation of a sustainable culinary Europe. 

At the symposium on 30 March, world-renowned chefs Joan Roca, Alberto Landgraf, Nicolai Norregaard, Vladimir Mukhin, Colombe Saint-Pierre and authors Lisa Abend, John Lanchester, Maria Canabal, Marie-Claudi Lortie and others will share their views on gastronomy.

»The more we commit to sustainability, the healthier we become. The more human we are, the better. To cook is to care.« 

Chef Joan Roca, a three-Michelin-starred chef and one of keynote speakers at the Summit

The main project partner is the Slovenian Tourist Board, which has recognised the significance of world-class gastronomy and strives to help Slovenia stand side by side with the most recognisable gastronomic regions. Ljubljana Tourism and the Gourmet Ljubljana brand are also project partners.

 

This top gastronomy event to be held from 7 to 9 November 2020 will be introduced by the traditional Open Kitchen event, the most enticing and popular food market on the sunny side of the Alps. One of the events will be held in the wonderful setting of the entrance court of the Križanke complex, where the best Slovenian restaurants will present their best creations, and visitors will be able to meet with local suppliers.

 

And considering that the main developers of this event are the world-renowned Slovenian master chefs Ana Roš and the world gastronomic ‘guru’ Andrea Petrini, then it’s quite clear that something fantastic is cooking.

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