Slovenia, or the Republic of Slovenia, is a great place to visit. The geography of the area is varied, there is the Mediterranean on one side and the Alps on the other. The four states which it borders are Hungary, Italy, Austria and Croatia, all of which have distinct national cuisines. Because of these factors, there are lots of different types of restaurants in Slovenia, all exciting in their own way.
The kinds of food found here are split into sections, usually those of monaste, parsonage, castle, town, cottage and farmhouse. There are more than one hundred different types of soup, popular ones being chicken and beef. However, meat is usually only served on Sundays and feast days. Other types of cuisine include stews and vegetarian dished, as well as the tasty deserts and pastries, which are of course essential to any meal.
Dining in Slovenia can be delicious. The capital, Ljubljana, offers a beautiful scene along the river, where fairy lights illuminate your dining experience. Pri Sv Florijanu is one of the regions traditional restaurants, which offers a quality, fine dining experience. It is one of the oldest restaurants in the capital and serves Slovenian and French cuisine. Downstairs from this is also a Moroccan restaurant called Moro, which is more suitably priced than the former.
If you want to dine in a bohemian environment, try Spajza with its candlelit rooms. Here you can find local dishes such as Krasi Prsut, which is a Karst, air-dried ham. There are also many tasty salads and a delicious tiramisu. This restaurant offers romance and class, as well as traditional flavours. So if you want to sample some of Slovenia’s typical combinations, here is a great place to start.
If you desire some wholesome, homemade soup, the Gostilna pri Katrci offers this. It is an inn, pub and pizzeria in one and cooks its pizza in clay ovens. Come here to relax and eat a hearty meal, while really enjoying your holiday.
Wherever you decide to eat during your stay in Slovenia, you will surely be impressed. The delicious combinations of traditional and modern flavours await, as well as beautiful scenes. So, get ready to sample them all, and enjoy your stay!
By Rosalea Collinge