Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy 2021 

With its 24 gastronomic and three wine-growing regions, Slovenia is a real paradise for flavour seekers. The combination of four different worlds – the Alpine, Karst, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions – is reflected in the variety of dishes and flavours that serve as inspiration for the contemporary and creative work of top chefs. The basis for culinary artistry is quality local ingredients and full flavours. For this reason, Slovenia is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for gourmets and is the proud holder of the title of European Region of Gastronomy for 2021.

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Chefs who have conquered the world’s culinary Olympus

True gourmets know that everything depends on fresh and high-quality ingredients. What the most renowned Slovenian chefs have in common is that they have the best ingredients close at hand. Pairing their creativity with local ingredients, each chef creates unique dishes worthy of prestigious titles and awards on a global level. 

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Michelin stars in the Slovenian culinary sky

Slovenian gastronomy is among the finest in the world. The arrival of the Michelin Guide, which only chooses destinations with distinct, well-defined cuisines of consistent quality and excellence, is proof of this. In 2020, the first prestigious Michelin stars appeared in the Slovenian culinary sky. Other Michelin symbols offer additional proof that Slovenia is home to excellent cuisine.

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Slovenia’s best according to Gault & Millau 

Slovenians believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that every person has their own taste. Nevertheless, it is undoubtedly worth visiting the select few recommended by one of the world's gastronomic giants Gault & Millau. Its inspectors stopped by in Slovenia and selected the best Slovenian restaurants. Would you like to know which ones? Find out also who are the best chefs and which are the most popular gastronomic hubs in Slovenia.

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Slovenian culinary scene in the world media

Slovenia has found itself on numerous lists of top European and world destinations, which have caught the attention of renowned world media. Many focus on its culinary image and commitment to sustainability. Discover what won over the world’s greatest media giants.

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Slovenian culinary scene in the world media

Slovenian culinary scene in the world media

Slovenia has found itself on numerous lists of top European and world destinations, which have caught the attention of renowned world media. Many focus on its culinary image and commitment to sustainability. Discover what won over the world’s greatest media giants.

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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.

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The commitment to sustainability is exhibited also in the culinary world

The basis of good dishes are high-quality ingredients – a fact that is well known by top Slovenian chefs. Good ingredients and full flavours are found in places where there is good cooperation between people and nature. This can only be achieved by having great respect for nature, perseverance and dedication, which is why a growing number of food producers are turning towards sustainable production. Sustainable practices are being implemented in more and more restaurant kitchens, which have been awarded various environmental labels and certificates.

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Green Slovenian restaurants

Discover restaurants, recipients of the national Slovenia Green Cuisine label, which focus on sustainability when creating their specialities.  

 

Slovenia – on the crossroads of culinary worlds

Diversity, creativity, and the commitment to the principle "from garden to table" have been increasingly strengthening Slovenia’s presence on the European culinary map. Its gastronomic image enjoys additional prestige due to high-level events.

Restaurant Week – top cuisine enjoyed my way

Become bold explorers of flavours – visit Restaurant Week and discover the charms of top Slovenian cuisine.

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European Food Summit – a step towards sustainable gastronomy

Attention! Fresh, local, sustainable – it's time for Slovenian gastronomy.

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