Slovenia named European Region of Gastronomy 2021
The Slovenian Tourist Board is delighted that Slovenia has been named European Region of Gastronomy 2021. Slovenia combines a rich natural pantry and historical gastronomic traditions with influences spanning Italy in the west, Austria in the north and Hungary and Croatia to the east. Combine this with world-class chefs, a new Michelin guide, and world-leading wines, and you begin to understand why Slovenia is one of the most exciting new culinary capitals in Europe.
Slovenia is one of Europe’s most exciting new culinary capitals with world-class chefs, a new Michelin guide and world leading wines
The unique advantage of Slovenian chefs is their privileged access to local ingredients. Their culinary philosophy is based on the “garden to table” principle and this is a philosophy reflected in the close relationships between chefs and local producers, as well as the deep connections between Slovenian landscapes and traditional culinary experiences.
First Slovenian Michelin Guide Presented
2020 was the year in which the first Slovenian Michelin Guide was unveiled. With 52 restaurants mentioned in total and six chefs being awarded a total of seven Michelin stars.
New Slovenian Green Kitchen Stamp Announced
To further support Slovenia’s dedication to green gastronomy at all levels, the Slovenian Tourist Office announces a new “Slovenian Green Kitchen” stamp which will become part of the Green Tourism Scheme Slovenian. It is a certification program that celebrates destinations and service providers that place sustainability at the center of their activities.
Slovenian wine reaches new world heights
Let’s not forget Slovenian wine, as the oldest vine in the world grows in the Slovenian city of Maribor. Several of Slovenia’s boutique winemakers have been awarded top world awards for their wines. This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards also saw Slovenia collect a record number of awards – the orange wine produced in the northeast region of Slovenia was named by Decanter as the best in the world.
Combine all of this and you will soon understand why Slovenia is Europe’s must-visit destination for unique and authentic culinary adventures in 2021. The Slovenian Tourist Office launched a new website in 2020 TasteSlovenia.si that tells the whole story of gastronomy. in Slovenia. A special section is dedicated to the boutique stories of innovative Slovenian chefs and their links with local producers and high-quality ingredients.
SOURCE Slovenian Tourist Board