A large, romantic chalet built of pale timber, picturesquely reflected in a lake dotted with water lilies. A handful of log cabins strung along the water's edge, against the backdrop of an enchanted forest. A short distance from the Italian border, south of the town of Nova Gorica, this place is bound to make visitors feel rejuvenated : welcome to Pikol Lake Village, the domain of the Gašparin family.
Wine has a special place in Slovenian culture. For proof of this, you need look no further than St Martin's Day, an annual folk festival that celebrates the arrival of new wines on 11 November, when wine fever gives rise to festivities in vineyards across the country, from the Mediterranean to the Hungarian border. Around this date, most restaurants are fully booked and serve specific menus, in which wine plays the starring role. This is just one example of the close ties between gastronomy and viticulture in a country that has a very strong food-loving culture.
Awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2021, this bistro in the heart of Ljubljana's old town promises one of the most exciting dining experiences in the Slovenian capital. At TaBar, creativity and conviviality go hand in hand.
The MICHELIN Guide takes you on a trip to Slovenia to discover the treasures of this country, its chefs, its products and its producers. Following the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Slovenia in september 2021, we take a closer look at Mahorčič, run by chef Ksenija Mahorčič.
What makes Slovenia's booming food scene stand out from the crowd is its appetite for localism and its unconditional love for the produce of the land. The country has a vast array of agricultural produce, a reflection of its precious traditional know-how and an exceptional climatic diversity. From the Mediterranean to the Alps, via the plains of Pannonia – Slovenia has all the ingredients for great cuisine.
Situated between the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Balkans, Slovenia captivates visitors not only with the variety of its landscapes but also the charm of its villages set in well-preserved natural surroundings. Some of them are home to exceptional hotels that are keen to offer their guests top-notch restaurants. Traditional or more contemporary, here are two experiences that are not to be missed.
The MICHELIN Guide takes you on a trip to Slovenia to discover the treasures of this country, its chefs, its products and its producers. Following the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Slovenia in september 2021, we take a closer look at Rajh, run by chef Leon Pintarič.
Prized for its pleasant lifestyle and rich heritage, Ljubljana is also a paradise for food lovers : in 2021, the capital of Slovenia had no fewer than 17 restaurants singled out by the MICHELIN Guide. When you delve into this selection, you might be surprised by its diversity ; from traditional eateries and creative bistros to fine dining restaurants, there is something for every taste. This eclecticism is also reflected in the types of cuisine that have been made the cut – these range from local specialities to Italian recipes, from Japanese classics to fragrant Thai dishes. Here are four places that encapsulate the vitality of Ljubljana's restaurant scene.