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November 2017 will be marked by the first ever November Gourmet Ljubljana festival.


© B. Jakše & S. Jeršič

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.

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.

The four key events of the month will be two editions of Ljubljana Wine Route (Nov 4 and Nov 11), the Slovenian Wine and Culinary Festival (November 17 and 18), and the final event November Gourmet Finale that will take place on Friday, November 24 at the City of Design venue in Ljubljana.

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.

Additionally, something very special will be aimed at the cooking enthusiasts among the general public. As part of the competition entitled "The new Taste of Ljubljana" three most voted dishes will be prepared by the applicants at the Finale when the jury will select the best one that will later become the new dish in Taste of Ljubljana project for a period of one year - until the next festival. The winning recipe will be made public and Ljubljana restaurants will be encouraged to include it in their own menu.

The official hashtag of the November Gourmet festival is #gourmetLj under which the "Best Food Photography" contest is taking place.

For more information visit the festival's official website.

We kindly invite business visitors of Ljubljana to participate and enjoy throughout the November Gourmet festival!