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March 2019

European Food Summit – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 16, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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European Food Summit is a top culinary event in Ljubljana featuring star chefs and many interesting guests. The event takes place in Ljubljana and is led by chef Ana Roš (https://www.hisafranko.com/en/) and writer and journalist Andrea Petrini, creator of Gelinaz (http://gelinaz.com/). Location details are not published yet. Please check the official webpage for the updates: http://www.foodsummit.eu/en/.

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 22, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Odprta Kuhna – Open Kitchen is almost a year-long open-air gastronomic event which takes place every Friday throughout the spring, summer, and autumn. It is held on “Pogačarjev trg” square in the Ljubljana City Centre – which is essentially part of Ljubljana's Central Market. With Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle in the background and right next to the river banks, you will be able to enjoy a variety of world cuisine, wine, and beer in the magnificent atmosphere of an old,…

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Chili and chocolate festival – Maribor, Eastern Slovenia

March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Maribor Centre -Trg Leona Štuklja, Trg Leona Štuklja
Maribor, 2000 Slovenia
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Chili and chocolate festival is a lively event taking place in Maribor city center. With over 40 different exhibitors from Slovenia and abroad, the festival is truly a chili and chocolate lover's paradise. This event will include workshops, tastings, kids programme, and even a chocolate eating competition.

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Restaurant Week spring edition – Slovenia

March 29, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Restaurants around Slovenia Slovenia + Google Map

Top Slovenian restaurants invite you to taste their culinary delights at reasonable prices during the Restaurant week. The event takes place twice every year: in spring and autumn. The first initiative was launched in Maribor in 2012, by the renown Slovenian food critic and writer Uroš Mencinger (http://vivi.si) and has since then spread around the country. Last year both events attracted more than 70.000 food lovers from Slovenia and abroad. Restaurant Week 2019 spring edition will take place from 29…

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Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 31, 2019 - April 1, 2019
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Šempas wine and olive oil festival present wines and olive oils from the western part of Slovenia and neighboring Italian municipalities. It is a 2 days event hosting more than 60 wineries and the additional program which features guided tastings and presentations.

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April 2019

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants – Karst, western Slovenia

April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants celebrates the great natural treasures of the Slovenian Karst. The event takes place in the restaurants, farms, and inns from April to May and is dedicated to asparagus and other spring food. If you are interested to learn more about Karst cuisine please visit:  https://www.stanjel.eu/en/karst_cuisine/karst_dishes/

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

The Chocolate Festival, the first and only festival of this kind in Slovenia, is organised every year in April. Visit the Festival in the old town centre and taste, smell and see chocolate in a variety of forms, tastes, and colours.

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Salon Sauvignon – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

April 13, 2019
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Salon Sauvignon highlights the greatness of the Sauvignon wines from Slovenia and abroad. The salon takes place in the beautiful Dominican Monastery in the center of Ptuj, small, charming medieval town in the eastern part of Slovenia. Event will be complemented with vibrant program of art performances  and culinary delights.

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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Višnjevik Višnjevik, 5212 Slovenia + Google Map
Olive Oil from Brda (Source: www.slovenia.info)

Rebula and Olive Oil Festival is a traditional wine and food festival which takes place every spring in Višnjevik, a small village in one of the finest Slovenian wine regions Brda. Višnjevik is a native place of Rebula and it was first mentioned in the local books already in the 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately, the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. The event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be served along with other local…

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Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Western Slovenia

April 26, 2019
Izola, Palača Manzioli, Manziolijev trg 5
Izola, Slovenia
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Orange Wine Festival in Izola is dedicated exclusively to orange wines, which are essentially white wines produced in a similar way as the red wines – with longer maceration time, extracting more colours and substances from the grape’s skin. The venue is hosted in one of the oldest buildings in Izola, more than 500 years old Manziolijeva palača (Manzioli Palace) which will add additional flair to the tasting experience. The event website is in Slovene, so we recommend to use…

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

Brda and Wine is a traditional event in the village of Šmartno in the heart of Brda wine region. Close to the Italian border, the event introduces the best from both countries – presented wines come from Slovenian Brda and Italian Colio. Both regions have done a huge step forward in the last decades and are now considered as one of the premier wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional of the local food, will also be offered.

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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated at the beginning of summer in a village of Padna in Slovenian Istria. Padna is a small, picturesque village with less than 200 inhabitants, located in the hinterland of a beautiful coastal town Piran. Through history, the village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil and chard, both popular ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. Festival will feature farmer market, art program, free guided tour of the village, hiking tour, children events…

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May 2019

The Kranjska Gora International Culinary Festival – Kranjska Gora, Western Slovenia

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Kranjska Gora Kranjska Gora, 4280 Slovenia + Google Map

International Culinary event with competition and food stands taking place in a mountain town, Kranjska Gora. Enjoy great food, beautiful landscape and views of the Julian Alps.

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Specialties of Slovene farms – Ptuj, Eastern Slovenia

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Muzejski trg 1
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Specialties of Slovene farms is the largest event of its kind in Slovenia. It offers a huge variety of awarded food, wines, and spirits from the farms from all over the country. The products can be tasted and purchased: the fair also boasts a lively cultural program. This is the event with a long tradition and is a great opportunity to find out more about typical products of Slovenian farms. The event takes place in the beautiful old Dominican Monastery.…

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In the heart of the land of Teran wine – Tomaj, Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019
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Teran Wine homeland in Slovenia is a Karst region, where the refosco vine grows on the red soil called "Terra Rossa" or " Jerina". Terrano contains a lot of minerals and is widely recommended for its health benefits.  At some point in the past Terran was even sold in the pharmacies. This beautiful medicine will be presented by local winemakers on this event, they will open their cellars and invite you to the tastings.

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Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan is a small village on the Slovenian coast surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean natural vegetation protected as a Natural Part. Strunjan is hosting two fine food events yearly - the Artichoke Fest held traditionally in May and Persimmon Festival (which we also publish on this site), which takes place in the middle of November. Artichokes are the local products of the region and they will be offered in many different varieties. You’ll be able to taste some autochthonous dishes…

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PortoRose2 – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Portorož, Portorož
Portorož, 6320 Slovenia
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Portorose hosts exclusive event in the beautiful rose gardens, located right in in the center of this coastal town. The festival blends the artistic events, horticulture and rose wine tasting. The event is a perfect introduction to the summer season with fresh and tasty wines and blues and jazz music.

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Pop Up Wine Festival – Novo Mesto, Southern Slovenia

May 31, 2019
Grm castle Novo Mesto, Skalickega ulica
Novo Mesto, 8000 Slovenia
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Pop Up Wine Festival is you, a dynamic event held in Grm Castle in Southern Slovenia.  Festival boasts an impressive list of winemakers and interesting culinary offer.

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June 2019

Modra Frankinja – Blaufränkisch Festival – Sevnica, South-Eastern Slovenia

June 6, 2019
Sevnica Castle, Cesta na grad 17
Sevnica, 8290 Slovenia
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Modra Frankinja Festival – Blaufränkisch is an event solely dedicated to this exceptional but sometimes overlooked grape variety. Blaufränkisch is a popular grape across the wine regions in central Europe. In Slovenia, it is especially cherished in the south and east of the country. Interestingly, the German name of this variety Lemberger supposedly originates from the municipality Lemberg in Eastern Slovenia. The event takes place in the beautifully preserved Medieval Caste Sevnica and includes tastings, culinary delights, guided tour of…

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August 2019

Saltpans Feast – Piran, Western Slovenia

August 25, 2019
Tartini square Piran, Tartini square
Piran, 6330 Slovenia
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Saltpans Feast revives the great tradition of salt production in the Slovenian Coast. The artisan manufacturing of salt has started 700 years ago. Today the salt is still produced by hand and the whole process has not changed much since the old days. More information on salt production can be found here: http://www.soline.si/en. Saltpans Feast is held on Tartini square in the centre of the beautiful coastal town of Piran. The event will offer a demonstration of the salt making…

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