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European Food Summit

Every winter the European Food Summit brings top names from the culinary world to Ljubljana, where a packed programme of food events awaits them in the city and the surrounding region.

The European Food Summit has set itself the mission of becoming the most important culinary event in the region, helping to build a sustainable future for Europe and promoting Slovenia as an important gastronomic region with its own gastronomic identity and with Ljubljana as its culinary capital.

With the support of Ljubljana Tourism and the Slovenian Tourist Board, the European Food Summit has become one of the highlights of the winter season in Ljubljana, in addition to promoting the finest cuisine. Every year the summit is attended by leading culinary experts from Slovenia and abroad, top chefs, and representatives of the foodie media, who through their stories inspire us to think and act progressively for a better and more sustainable future. These stories are then built on at a special celebratory dinner featuring the brilliant culinary creations of selected chefs.

For more details of the programme, visit the European Food Summit website.

Brina, Ljubljana's Gin Festival

A festival for lovers of spirits and wonderful flavours, and all those who know that genuine pleasure can be hidden in a small quantity of something really good. In one place it brings together Slovenia’s finest gin distillers, top chefs, and experts from the worlds of distillation, mixology and the culinary arts. A relaxed tasting of gins and cocktails of all kinds is accompanied by creative bites from Ljubljana’s finest chefs, informative material for eager visitors, lively music to set the atmosphere, and a host of happenings related to all things gin and juniper.

Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia will hold the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2021. This prestigious title was awarded to a bid drawn up by a team led by Slovenian ethnologist Prof Janez Bogataj. It features gastronomic specialities of Slovenia, beekeeping, the link between gastronomy and tourism, and a gastronomy development strategy, alongside the projects of the participating partners.

Being awarded the title puts Slovenia on the culinary map, and represents a wonderful opportunity to promote Slovenian cuisine and to connect it with global destinations.

The honorary patron of the project is President Borut Pahor, and the project ambassadors are Prof Bogataj, Ana Roš (Hiša Franko), Mira Šemić (Gault & Millau Slovenia) and Luka Košir (Gostišče Grič).