European Food Summit and Gourmet Ljubljana

© Marko Delbello Ocepek

In gastronomy, Slovenia has made strides in recent years and is gaining both allure and visibility when it comes to fine dining and excellent wines. Namely, gastronomy is one of the key tourist products that compose a modern tourism strategy and contribute greatly to the main objective – creating increased added value.

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The most important food event in the region, the European Food Summit is bound to a specific mission – to become the most important European culinary event and a unique platform that contributes to the shaping of a sustainable European future. Through a distinct gastronomic identity, it helps promote Slovenia as an important gastronomic region and Ljubljana as its culinary capital.

The goal of the new Ljubljana Tourism brand Gourmet Ljubljana is to take advantage of the huge culinary potential of Ljubljana and Slovenia and to place them among European culinary destinations. At the same time, the purpose of the festival is to connect the selected restaurants that are part of Taste Ljubljana project and bring their culinary offer closer to Ljubljana residents – so that the locals can become the first and most important ambassadors of our city's tourist offer.

© Marko Delbello Ocepek

The festival will feature the most important names of Slovenian cuisine as well as Ljubljana restaurants and their culinary offer. It will also provide a series of professional and educational workshops in the field of gastronomy and catering. The festival programme will be rounded up by the unique November Gourmet Finale (22nd November 2019).

During the month of November a lot more will be going on – from culinary experiences by Ljubljana Tourism to cooking workshops, show cooking and educational debates with top master chefs. Various restaurants and catering providers will create their own menus and selected hotels will offer their own packages.


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European Food Summit