My way of spoiling taste buds

In Slovenia, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Love tastes like dishes from no less than 24 gastronomic areas and three wine-growing areas.  Local mineral waters have also always been served on Slovenian tables, and recently beers from local Slovenian microbreweries have also attracted interest. 

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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The tastes of Slovenia are tastes of differentness  

The tastes of Slovenia are different in the Alps than they are on the Adriatic coast, they are different in the Karst Region than they are in the Pannonian Plan, yet each region also has its own distinct gastronomic areas. Slovenia has no less than 170 typical dishes! The major characteristic they have in common is that they are made from locally produced ingredients. Discover protected and special Slovenian cheeses, meat products, sausages, oils, honey, and other food. Taste dishes in various parts of Slovenia, prepared in a distinctively local manner.

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Savouring Slovenian Tradition

Explore the tourism destinations through local cuisine and traditional dishes. Keep an eye out for the dishes with a protected designation of origin or traditional specialty guaranteed labels.

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Savouring Slovenian Tradition

Savouring Slovenian Tradition

Explore the tourism destinations through local cuisine and traditional dishes. Keep an eye out for the dishes with a protected designation of origin or traditional specialty guaranteed labels.

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Potica, a traditional dessert

Potica, a traditional dessert

During holidays, Slovenia is especially fragrant with the tempting aroma of potica, the most typical Slovenian dessert. However, this dessert appears in many different forms. It gets its flavour from about 80 different fillings. The most common potica is the walnut potica.

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Honey for sweet moments and well-being

Honey for sweet moments and well-being

In Slovenian cuisine, you will find honey around every corner. In the past it was mainly used as a sweetener, but nowadays it is found in a wide variety of dishes. Honey gives dishes a special taste and has positive effects on our well-being. Treat yourself to a spoonful of it.

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Seasoned with love

Seasoned with love

The taste of dishes typical for Slovenia and for particular gastronomic regions is enhanced by fresh and local herbs and spices. Slovenian salt, produced in the northernmost traditional salt pans still operating in the Mediterranean, holds a special place among them.

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When you visit Slovenia, you get potatoes!

When you visit Slovenia, you get potatoes!

That Slovenians love potatoes is evident from the fields where local varieties are grown, as well as from restaurant menus where potato dishes are the most common side dish.

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Wines of Slovenian origin

There are three wine-growing regions in Slovenia, known for wines that receive renowned awards globally. These include excellent original wines, typical for individual areas. If you visit the wine-growing area of the Primorska Region, you must taste Teran, in the Posavje Region taste Cviček, and in the Podravje Region taste white wine varieties, such as the Rhein Riesling and Traminec. The wine-growing regions are divided into 14 wine-growing districts, each of which has a wine road, where you can learn about the Slovenian wine-growing tradition and local specialities. Slovenia is particularly proud of some indigenous wines and wines with protected geographical indication.

Wines of Slovenia

 

The oldest vine in the world

In Maribor, the second largest Slovenian town, the oldest vine in the world has been growing for almost half a millennium. It survived times of Turkish attacks; Medieval fires; grape leaf louse infestations, which destroyed many vineyards in the past; and both world wars. Behind it you can find the Old Vine House, and other sites of the wine city are nearby as well.

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The oldest vine in the world

The oldest vine in the world

In Maribor, the second largest Slovenian town, the oldest vine in the world has been growing for almost half a millennium. It survived times of Turkish attacks; Medieval fires; grape leaf louse infestations, which destroyed many vineyards in the past; and both world wars. Behind it you can find the Old Vine House, and other sites of the wine city are nearby as well.

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Wine holidays in Slovenia

Wine holidays in Slovenia

Every winemaker is proud of their wine and likes to share it with the visitors who stop at their cellar. The pride and joy that supreme Slovenian wines bring about is also reflected in a number of festivals and events taking place in wine regions practically throughout the year.

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Slovenia’s best wine stories and experiences

Slovenia’s best wine stories and experiences

Wine is also at the very centre of many stories and experiences that either bring you closer to Slovenian wine-making and its wine tradition or reflect modern trends and innovation. Discover some of the most interesting stories and experiences related to wine, which you just cannot miss.

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Cycling among Vineyards

Cycling among Vineyards

Cycling on the roads and paths among vineyards is a true treat. And not only because of the magnificent views, but also because of the enjoyable pit stops, where the locals will offer you the best treats from their wine cellars.

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Where can you find the delights of Slovenian cuisine?

Local dishes and wines can be found in typical restaurants in all of Slovenia's regions. The kitchens of high-end restaurants, hotels, and health resorts swear by local cuisine. The delights made from local ingredients will be offered to you on tourist farms, and in mountain cabins on hiking, mountain, and biking trails. Typical Slovenian dishes and the surprising diversity arising from mixing cuisines from different areas can be explored at original culinary events in Slovenia.

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Outdoor gastronomy

Discover unforgettable gastronomic experiences in the nature, at the seaside, in vineyards or on streets. Feel the caress of the warm breeze in your hair, the scent of the landscape around you and its reflection on your plate. Get to know the magic of enjoying food outdoors!

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Outdoor gastronomy

Outdoor gastronomy

Discover unforgettable gastronomic experiences in the nature, at the seaside, in vineyards or on streets. Feel the caress of the warm breeze in your hair, the scent of the landscape around you and its reflection on your plate. Get to know the magic of enjoying food outdoors!

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Refreshments on the way

Refreshments on the way

Slovenia has numerous hiking and biking trails. To explore every scenic mile on foot or by bike, stop and re-energise at stops along the way. Treat yourself to some stews, cakes and other homemade goodies that are prepared for you.

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Gastronomic festivals and events

Gastronomic festivals and events

Do you like eating in good company? Do you want to try many dishes in one place?  Then you should visit the many gastronomic festivals and events with a culinary touch that you can find in Slovenia at any time of the year. There you will be able to learn more about the local cuisine as well as culinary delights from near and far. 

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Culinary pleasures in summer gardens

Culinary pleasures in summer gardens

Do you enjoy eating outdoors?  Then, in the warmer months, take a seat in one of the beautiful summer gardens and terraces of Slovenian restaurants. Beautiful views, a cosy ambience and selected dishes will make your lunch or dinner a complete gastronomic experience.

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A gourmet experience with the best chefs

If you are a gourmet, Slovenia is definitely the right choice for you.  Book a table at top Slovenian world-renowned chefs and restaurants of a quality recognised by the gastronomic giants of Michelin and Gault & Millau. Taste a blend of tradition and contemporary cuisine, spiced with the finest local ingredients and the creativity and innovation of top chefs.

For foodies

Follow the Michelin stars to Slovenia

The fact that Slovenia has excellent cuisine was also noticed by the global gastronomic giant Michelin. The guide's inspectors have been discovering the quality of selected restaurants and evaluating their offer. Would you like to know what Slovenian stars are there in the Michelin sky?

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Follow the Michelin stars to Slovenia

Follow the Michelin stars to Slovenia

The fact that Slovenia has excellent cuisine was also noticed by the global gastronomic giant Michelin. The guide's inspectors have been discovering the quality of selected restaurants and evaluating their offer. Would you like to know what Slovenian stars are there in the Michelin sky?

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Top Slovenian restaurants by Gault & Millau

Top Slovenian restaurants by Gault & Millau

Discover the gastronomic gems in Slovenia recommended by Gault & Millau, one of the greatest international gastronomic guides. See which restaurants and other eateries have earned the highest hat ratings and which are the freshest culinary names in Slovenia.

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Romantic culinary experiences

Romantic culinary experiences

Enchant your loved ones with an unforgettable surprise. Treat them to an exquisite gastronomic journey and find special dishes in the most striking locations.

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Exploring flavours my way

Discover unique, boutique and authentic experiences where you will get to know the remarkable stories of Slovenian cuisine in an interesting and tailor-made way. Follow the signposts of the Slovenian Unique Experiences and go on an unforgettable journey into the world of flavours.

Slovenia’s gastronomy uncovered

Gastronomic events in Slovenia are a treat for all the senses. You can select from among events that are either related to a local gastronomic tradition or are a hodgepodge of diverse tastes from Slovenia and elsewhere.

Gastronomic events in Slovenia are a treat for all the senses. You can select from among events that are either related to a local gastronomic tradition or are a hodgepodge of diverse tastes from Slovenia and elsewhere.



Eat like locals

No matter where in green Slovenia you are, you can rest assured that food is growing right in front of you and that the providers of local cuisine can turn this into unforgettable culinary experiences. Many gastronomic regions develop their own collections of typical dishes offered under recognisable local brands. But even on a local level, Slovenians like to eat good food! Follow your taste buds.

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Taste Slovenia

Taste Slovenia

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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