News 14.2.2019


At the European Food Summit, taking place this March, some of the most renowned experts in culinary, art, and media sectors will come together in one place. Their stories will inspire us, as well as encourage more progressive thinking and taking action in order to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future.

European Food Summit, also known as Gourmet Cup Ljubljana in previous years, has outgrown itself. Today, it is committed to becoming the most important culinary event in Europe. Between 16 and 19 March 2019 the European Food Summit, in partnership with Ljubljana Tourism and Slovenian Tourist Board, will offer an exceptional programme with inspiring culinary stories.

Mag. Petra Stušek, Managing Director at Ljubljana Tourism: "Gastronomy is an increasingly popular motivation for tourists coming here, as Ljubljana and the entire Slovenia have a lot to offer in this area. At European Food Summit we want to incorporate culinary art into unforgettable and unique experiences, and additionally enrich them with lectures and the possibility of exchanging opinions at the highest level. By realising that gastronomy forms a part of culture, we also planned a culinary crawl around Ljubljana and thus intertwined culinary art and culture."

See a short summary of the programme below. Further details, list of speakers and visiting chefs as well as event locations can be found on www.foodsummit.eu.

Saturday, 16 March

  • Open Kitchen Pre-Premiere
    In collaboration with Ljubljana Tourism and Gourmet Ljubljana the summit will kick off with a pre-premiere of Open Kitchen – the most popular culinary market in Slovenia. For this occasion the Open Kitchen will take place nearly a week before its official opening in the beautiful Grand Foyer of the Križanke outdoor theatre and in the Trg Francoske Revolucije square, where visitors will be able to taste selected dishes with an emphasis on food served in Slovenian gostilnas and restaurants.
  • Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl (Culinary Walking Tour)
    Lovers of exquisite tastes will be able to join a culinary walking tour around Ljubljana (Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl) and indulge in inspiring dishes prepared by Ljubljana’s best chefs, among which Igor Jagodic (Restavracija Strelec), Janez Bratovž (JB Restavracija), Jakob Pintar (TaBar), Jorg Zupan (Atelje), Mojmir Šiftar (Evergreen), and Peter Kovač (Maxim). Their creative masterpieces will be served in cultural centres and various sights around Ljubljana, thus transforming them into one-of-a-kind pop-up culinary venues.

Sunday, 17 March

  • Gourmet on Snow
    The central venue on Sunday will be on top of Mount Krvavec where visitors of the ski slopes will be spoiled by excellent Slovenian and foreign master chefs at the Gourmet on Snow event. A remarkable experience on its own will most definitely be the Cable Car Dinner where master chefs will pamper their guests with culinary masterpieces served in cable cars.

Monday, 18 March

  • Expert Symposium
    The main topic of this year’s summit will be "Food – Bridge to a Sustainable Identity of European Cultures and Nations", organised in collaboration with Ana Roš and Symposium Curator Andrea Petrini. For the first time in Slovenia, some of the greatest master minds in the culinary, art, and media sector will come together in one place. Many celebrity chefs, winemakers, researchers and journalists will share their stories in short, few-minute motivational speeches. See the full list of speakers on our website www.foodsummit.eu. 
  • Experience Dinner
    This already sold out experience dinner will take place at the Ljubljana Castle in the company of the Slovenian master chef Ana Roš (Hiša Franko), Italian culinary virtuoso Riccardo Camanini (Lido 84, Italy), and Luka Košir (Gostišče Grič), one of the most creative chefs in Slovenia and ambassador of the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. 

Tuesday, 19 March

The closing event will take place on Mount Krvavec. The day will kick off with a gourmet breakfast in the company of an excellent master chef Luka Košir. Skiers, snowboarders, winemakers and foodies will get the chance to partake in a ski race and compete to stand on the winner’s podium, while the Krvavec ‘snow beach’ will host the Gourmet on Snow event where participants will be pampered by Slovenian and foreign master chefs and excellent wines. The day will end with an après-ski party.

Come and join us!


Green flavours of Ljubljana

Ljubljana’s plates tell countless stories of the history of the capital, from its ancient soul, to...

News 18.6.2020

The first Slovenian Michelin Star Restaurants in history!

After months of speculation, the suspense is over. Slovenia has officially been added to the most pr...


Baking at home: make your own Potica, the queen of festive tables

Potica is undoubtedly the most significant Slovenian dessert, especially popular during the holidays...

News 11.3.2020

European Food Summit 2020 is postponed to autumn

European Food Summit, scheduled for 28 to 30 March 2020 has been postponed until Autumn....

News 5.12.2019

Coming up: European Food Summit 2020

The European Food Summit returns to Ljubljana in March 2020, continuing the pursuit of the vision to...

News 10.11.2019

Ljubljana among the best food destinations in the world

Ljubljana received a high commendation award for its Green Supply Chains project in the category Bes...

News 14.10.2019

Festival November Gourmet Ljubljana

November, the most Gourmet month in Slovenia’s capital city, featuring the now traditional Novembe...


September culinary events in Ljubljana

The summer vacation is over and it’s time to look ahead into September, which promises many intere...


Basking in the sun - Ljubljana's best terraces and gardens

On sunny days it’s hard to imagine a nicer way to spend a free afternoon (or just a lunch break) t...


Where to go for ice cream and gelato in Ljubljana?

So as to be ready for the warm weather, the sunshine and the ice cream season, we have scooped toget...


Moji štruklji Slovenije – The first Slovenian štruklji bistro

A good two years ago Peter Vogelnik opened the Moji štruklji Slovenije bistro under the Plečnik’...

News, Events 17.4.2019


This spring Ljubljana begins writing a new story for the enthusiasts of vintage beverages and exquis...

News, Events 9.4.2019


Spring has sprung and with it come numerous events to acquaint or re-acquaint us with the culinary h...

News, Events 28.2.2019

Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl

Partnered with Ljubljana Tourism and Gourmet Ljubljana, Ljubljana’s sights (galleries, museums) an...


INTERVIEW: Stanislav Logar Stanč about Klobasarna

At the Ciril-Metodov Trg square, in the facilities of the former watchmaker’s, you will find the K...

News 25.1.2019

BTC City Culinary Offer

The BTC City shopping centre in Ljubljana is a city outside the city, which offers shopping and othe...


Tricks to ease January melancholy

December, the month of festivities, socialising and gifting are behind us. The festive euphoria is v...


New year, new gourmet spots

Stepping into the New Year is a time for new year resolutions for some people, and for us, it is als...



Potica is undoubtedly the most significant Slovenian dessert, especially popular during the holidays...

News 20.12.2018


In November, diVino restaurant hosted a world-renowned gastronomic celebrity Dario Cecchini who is o...

Articles, Events


Do you know yet how you will spend “the longest night” of the year? We selected some ideas for N...



On Thursday, 29 November, the 2nd Festival of Live Wines took place in the Kucha bistro in Ljubljana...

News 21.11.2018

Best Restaurants as Selected by Gault & Millau Slovenia

On Tuesday, 20 November 2018, the gala event upon the issue of the first independent guide Gault & M...


Suggestions for Celebrating St. Martin’s Day

The ritual of cider turning into wine has always been widespread and important in Slovenia. Sloveni...


Interview with Bine Volčič

The acclaimed chef Bine Volčič in his restaurant Monstera Bistro in Ljubljana developed an interes...



Gin has been slowly but steadily climbing its way to the top of the popular alcoholic beverages in S...

News, Events 24.10.2018

Autumn in Ljubljana also coloured with Wine

The autumn in the capital will feature diverse culinary events. Ljubljana, the city of wine and vine...

News 18.10.2018

Ana Roš placed among the world chef elite once again

Ana Roš once again reached for the world laurels. A few days ago, she was placed on the list of 30...

News 8.10.2018

Slovenia awarded the prestigious title European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia was awarded the official title European Gastronomic Region of 2021 today at a ceremony whic...



The Maxim Restaurant hosted a world-renowned chef, Alan Coxon, and organised two evening of culinary...

News, Events 10.8.2018

Čokoljana – A Festival for Chocolate Lovers

The sixth consecutive Čokoljana Festival will take place on 20 October. The event, taking place at ...


Ljubljana’s Culinary Tourism is On The Rise

Ljubljana has become a popular destination for modern gourmet lovers looking for new culinary experi...

Events, News, Articles 10.8.2018

The November Gourmet Festival Will Once Again Enrich the Culinary Offer of Ljubljana

This November, the November Gourmet Ljubljana Festival, will, for the second consecutive year, bring...

Interviews, News 9.8.2018

Peter Ševič about the Ljubljana Coffee Festival

The Ljubljana Coffee Festival, which will take place at the Ljubljana City Museum (Mestni muzej Ljub...