News 5.8.2021

The European Food Summit is coming back in November to evoke the idea of the future of food

The European Food Summit, which ranked among the most important European culinary events in just one year will take place in November, more precisely between 6th and 8th November 2021, during the traditional culinary festival November Gourmet Ljubljana.

Martin Jezeršek, the director of company Jezeršek gostinstvo and the representative of the organizer of the event explains: "We have remained optimistic to the last moment, but then suddenly, due to the measure to ban the execution of events in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, we decided, together with the event partners Slovenian Tourist Board and Tourism Ljubljana, to postpone the European Food Symposium to this year. As the organizer, we truly wish to realize the entire program this time. If any new restrictions are adopted to prevent the spread of infections, we will be compelled to adjust the program and the structure of the event accordingly."

During last year, when there were only a few months separating us from the beginning of our European Food Summit, we were still wondering whether the situation would turn normal again, whether the restaurants would accept guests and airplanes take off and land regularly, but today, we can undoubtedly say that we were then just blindly hoping the coronavirus pandemic was behind us. After more than a year, we are still licking our wounds and trying to find a way to recuperate and to help others, especially small restaurants and tradesmen who were severely hurt by the pandemic.

What can we thus expect from the European Food Summit? The curator of the event, Andrea Petrini responds: "Let’s admit it: it’s going to be a tricky, emotional affair when, finally, in a few months’ time, we are all going to catch up again in Ljubljana this November. When we see each other, face to face, talk to each other, after all this insanely long and painful time. And then see in our eyes how much these hard times have changed us and have changed the world along with us. And we’ll also find out, how in a long present of deliberate outspoken introspection, how much through our stories, our words, and through the sound and the rhythm of our spoken and broken words, we want to change, all together, that tiny little thing we all share and definitely have in common across all nations and divisions: that same world we all live in."

Therefore, it is now time to bring more to the table – anew and all together, with our best female chef in the world, recipient of two Michelin stars and one of the symposium program creators, Ana Roš, who, together with the summit guests, will encourage us all to think in favor of a better and more sustainable future. "This year's European Food Symposium will mirror the current events in the world of gastronomy, culture and the current state of mind, while at the same time, it will provide answers about the future, guidelines and changes. We will ask ourselves new, different questions, perhaps reach compromises or perhaps find out that mountain cuisine is the future of world gastronomy, perhaps new ideas will be born," Ana Roš thinks openly.

Martin Jezeršek hereby adds: "For sure, we also wish to be concrete and bring to the table some burning issues, which are important for the development and the future of food, as well as for gastronomy. At the end of the summit, we wish to obtain conclusions which will be useful for each participant. We must not forget that the world today needs food that is grown and used responsibly, and above all, that there is enough for everyone. But we also need food which is good for our body, mind and spirit, perhaps more than ever before. This year's European Food Summit will enlighten us about that as well."

In addition to the interesting content of the Symposium which will host the biggest culinary names and outstanding individuals from the field of science, art, cuisine and the media world, who will inspire us with their stories and encourage us to think forward for a better and more sustainable future, the three-day program will enable culinary lovers to indulge in being pampered at exceptional accompanying culinary events. Among them, one should not miss the sensational Gourmet Crawl Ljubljana, a unique culinary exploration of the cultural temples and Ljubljana city sights with top Ljubljana chefs, unforgettable Experience dinner with the best culinary virtuosos, I Feel Slovenia daily excursions through hidden corners of Slovenia where unique world-class gourmet stories are being written, and one-of-a-kind culinary tandems, a.k.a. Ljubljana Soul Chefs.

We are convinced that the European Food Summit event shall once again, with its unsurpassing culinary program further contribute to the culinary flourishing of Ljubljana as the gastronomic capital, as well as Slovenia, which this year prides itself with the title of European Region of Gastronomy.

Articles

Kul-KUL moment: A walk to Ljubljana Castle and a delicious Tower Cake

In Ljubljana it could almost be a slogan: All roads lead to the castle! Visitors to Ljubljana enjoy ...

Articles

KULKUL MOMENT: Tarragon Lepotička and Slovene Ethnographic Museum

Potica is the queen of all Slovenian festive dishes. It comes with a number of different fillings an...

Articles

mmm stories: OSEM BAKERY

At the Osem Bakery on Stari Trg Square something magical happens every day. Just like in the famous ...

News 1.2.2021

LJUBLJANA: A CULINARY INFLUENCER IN THE EUROPEAN REGION OF GASTRONOMY 2021

In January, Slovenia has begun its year as the proud bearer of the title of European Region of Gastr...

Articles

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...

Articles

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...

Events

September culinary events in Ljubljana

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

Articles

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...

Articles

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...

Articles

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

BRINA, LJUBLJANA GIN FESTIVAL IS HERE

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

News, Events 9.4.2019

TOP CULINARY EVENTS IN LJUBLJANA IN 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...

News 14.2.2019

EUROPEAN FOOD SUMMIT COMING IN MARCH

At the European Food Summit, taking place this March, some of the most renowned experts in culinary,...

Interviews

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...

Articles

Tricks to ease January melancholy

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

Articles

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...

Articles

POTICA, THE QUEEN OF FESTIVE TABLES

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

News 20.12.2018

THE CECCHINI SHOW IN DIVINO RESTAURANT

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

Articles, Events

IDEAS FOR THE MOST DELICIOUS FAREWELL TO 2018

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

Articles

2. FESTIVAL OF BIODINAMIC WINES

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...

Articles

Suggestions for Celebrating St. Martin’s Day

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

Interviews

Interview with Bine Volčič

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

Articles

GIN IS GAINING POPULARITY IN SLOVENIA

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...

Reports

MASTERCHEF ALAN COXON “COOKED UP” SOME CULINARY POETRY IN SLOVENIA

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 ...

Articles

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...