A gourmet surprise awaits you at Restaurant Oštirka where owner, Chef Miran Ojsteršek prepares contemporary plates with distinctive flavors. However modern, Slovenian tradition is not lost in the dishes. The ingredients are local including the meat, while the vegetables are sourced from the family’s own farm or the Celje City Market, which is right next to it that the chef visits daily for his fresh seasonal acquisitions. Everything is homemade in the kitchen of Miran, including the bread and desserts. Wine is an essential part of the restaurant’s cuisine which is reflected in its excellent selection of local labels. Centrally positioned, it is a busy restaurant with a steady flow of clients in a straightforward modern place of big glass windows and wood.
The restaurant is located in the town of Celje, a town well-known as the City of the Counts. It features a long history including the the ancient Celeia and the Counts of Celj who were the most powerful noble dynasty that ever ruled the territory which is now present-day Slovenia. The 12th-century Celje Castle overlooks the town from a high position above the hill. Modern Celje has a vibrant urban feel but with a green soul because of the natural green environment that surrounds the bustling city. The city is sprinkled with a number of restaurants with both international and Slovenian cuisines. The chefs who love the Slovenian tradition continue to cook old recipes and at times, divert them a bit to modern influences.