Eventful culinary Autumn in Ljubljana

Autumn in Ljubljana is the perfect time to enjoy good food and wine, with traditional culinary events lining up one after the other. Most them have united under the November Gourmet Ljubljana festival, taking place throughout the whole of November.

The Ljubljana culinary tradition is closely related to home-grown produce and produce from the Slovenian countryside flooding into the city markets in autumn. Due to locally-sourced ingredients and given the sustainability principles and creativity of the local chefs, the last few years have seen a new trend emerging: reviving popular local dishes prepared according to new cooking methods.

The Taste Ljubljana brand marks popular local dishes which will be made available in selected restaurants.

November Gourmet Ljubljana

Visit one of the events spanning the whole of November to discover the taste of Ljubljana in the company of renowned chefs and winemakers. The main attractions on weekends will include educational events and workshops. The selected restaurants will make available the seasonal November Gourmet menu.

The main events:

  • On two Saturdays in November, the Ljubljana Wine Route will feature stalls presenting Slovenian wines in the old city centre, marking in this way the folk tradition of celebrating St. Martin’s Day.
  • The Slovenian Wine Festival and the Culinary Festival, which take place at the same time, will present the best of what Slovenia has to offer in terms of wine and culinary creativity.
  • Hosted at an exclusive venue, the final event of the festival, scheduled for the last weekend in November, will give a new dimension to the Taste Ljubljana Tour and will include a spectacular cooking show.

For further information on the festival programme, visit the Ljubljana Gourmet website.

Culinary tours and trips

Discover the tastes of Ljubljana and Central Slovenia and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere with great food – an affinity shared by all people.

Our culinary tours and trips include food samplings in various restaurants in the centre of Ljubljana and in the Slovenian countryside. In addition, you can participate in a cooking workshop and traditional Slovenian evening with food, music, and dance.

During the festival month, the Taste Ljubljana Culinary Tour, the Ljubljana Wine Experience, and the Beer Lover's Experience of Ljubljana organized by Ljubljana Tourism, will be offered to you at lower promotional prices.


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  • November Gourmet Ljubljana

    November Gourmet Ljubljana

    In November, Ljubljana will be the gastronomic capital of Slovenia, with a series of exciting events taking place throughout the entire month and hosting great chefs and winemakers. 

    Other festivals
    various venues

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  • Open Kitchen - food market

    Open Kitchen - food market

    The Open Kitchen is a food market where you can experience the delights of freshly cooked food prepared by different Slovenian chefs right there in front of you, on the market stalls.

    Culinary events, Open-air fairs
    Central Market

  • Ljubljana Wine Route

    Ljubljana Wine Route

    The event entitled Ljubljana Wine Route (Ljubljanska vinska pot) marks St. Martin's Day, when, according to Slovenian tradition, grape must officially turns to wine. The event includes tastings of young wine and culinary delights served from stalls set up in front of the old city centre's bars and restaurants.

    Culinary events, Open-air fairs
    Old city centre

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  •  Slovenian Wine Festival & Culinary Festival

    Slovenian Wine Festival & Culinary Festival

    These two annual festivals, traditionally held simultaneously, present the best that Slovenia has to offer in terms of culinary delights and wines. 

    Culinary events
    Grand Hotel Union, Best Western Hotel Slon

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