My way of enjoying a meal

Some say that eating outdoors brings even more pleasure when enjoying selected food and drinks. Do you agree? In warmer days, there are plenty of reasons in Slovenia to eat in the street or while accompanied by the sound of crickets chirping in the meadow or surrounded by grapevines. Add some freshness and romance by enjoying your lunch or dinner on well-maintained summer gardens and terraces, or dare to experience something more unusual. For pleasant homely atmosphere, sit with the locals on courtyards in rural homesteads and enjoy fresh local delicacies.

Enter the largest outdoor "restaurant"

Diverse flavours of Slovenian and global gastronomy, a popular spot for socialising and enjoying selected dishes outdoors – this is Open Kitchen, which has been "opening its doors" at Pogačarjev trg square in Ljubljana on warm and sunny Fridays for several years now. The most popular Slovenian gastronomic market occasionally takes place in other Slovenian towns – Nova Gorica, Koper, Slovenj Gradec and Ptuj. Can you smell it already? Come and indulge in the array of smells, flavours and colours.

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In addition to Open Kitchen, you can taste local and other flavours outdoors in a similar way in other places too. Perhaps you are interested in something more special or unusual which will further stimulate your taste buds when enjoying food and drinks.

Dinner with summer breezes in your hair

Every mouthful is more flavoursome in the summer if enjoyed outdoors. Conjure up the perfect summer atmosphere with selected dishes and sit on well-maintained summer gardens and terraces of Slovenian restaurants.

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From the garden to your plate

One of the joys of the summer is that you can enjoy vegetables and fruit which come to your plate directly from the garden. Visit marketplaces in Slovenian towns, stop off in agricultural cooperatives where local produce and products from farms are on offer, or visit a tourist farm and enjoy home-grown and homemade food first hand.

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Picnic season – experience it in your way

Are you coming to the picnic? Or would you rather take a basket and find a peaceful spot in nature? A picnic basket with selected local delicacies can be prepared for you in many corners of Slovenia. When setting out on a longer hike or a trip, a basket with delicious food can be prepared in certain hotels, e.g. Cubo Hotel in Ljubljana, Maribor Hotel or PachaMama in Piran. Get your picnic basket and enjoy the food while listening to birds singing and the chirping of crickets. Here are some tips.

Visit gastronomic festivals

The best way to learn about Slovenian gastronomy is to visit one of the gastronomic festivals. Every day of the year, you can taste local dishes of a particular town or region, or enjoy the diversity of flavours from around the world.

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Experience Slovenian gastronomy in your own way

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Top Slovenian restaurants as selected by Gault & Millau

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