Exciting news came this Thursday when Michelin released its new edition - the one second ever - of the much-awaited Slovenia Guide.
In 2021, the country has gone from having six Michelin stars - to seven. Gostišče Grič, headed by chef Luka Košir, received a new star, while Hiša Franko kept two stars under Ana Roš.
Coupled with Croatia, which holds 10 Michelin stars as of 2021, next-door-neighbour Slovenia makes for the perfect regional destination to embark on the foodie trip of your dreams.
Meet the exciting newcomer
Nestled amongst the sprawling, verdant countryside just west of capital city Ljubljana is Slovenia's newest one-Michelin-star holder: Gostišče Grič. Produce sourced from the restaurant's own farm is prepared to near-perfection here for fares averaging 60-110 euros.
Michelin says: A strong connection with local traditions and the gastronomic heritage of this fertile land come together in this charming restaurant which has recently been given a new look. The result is personalised, seasonal cuisine which makes generous use of local ingredients, some of which are sourced from the restaurant's own farm, including some interesting mature cheeses. Luka Košir, a chef who is starting to make a name for himself, is at the helm here. Wine buffs will find plenty of interesting options available in the well-stocked wine cellar.
The classics are here to stay
Avid eaters can rejoice in the knowledge that all of Slovenia's already established restaurants kept their original stars. As of this year, six Slovenian restaurants now hold seven total Michelin stars. A feat to be incredibly proud of!
Two Michelin stars
- Hiša Franko, Kobarid
One Michelin star
- Gorišče Grič, Šentjošt nad Horjulom NEW
- Hiša Denk, Zbornja Kungota
- Vila Podvin, Radovljica
- Gostilna pri Lojzetu, dvorac Zemono
- Atelje, Ljubljana
- Dam, Nova Gorica
You can read up on our overview of the already Michelin-designated restaurants of Slovenia here.
Then, the next step is to eat and luxuriate your way through the region!