Otto Matur & Drykkur: Höfn’s Gastronomic Destination Born From a Couple’s Love for Icelandic Cuisine

Born from a couple’s unwavering passion for cuisine and culture, Chef Andrés Bragason and wife Auður Mikaelsdóttir have made Otto Matur & Drykkur Restaurant one of Iceland’s top gastronomic destinations. In spite of its 450-kilometer distance from Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, it is fast becoming one of the country’s referral point for Icelandic and Nordic seafood flavors, refreshed by the creativity of the chef. Otto Matur … Continue reading Otto Matur & Drykkur: Höfn’s Gastronomic Destination Born From a Couple’s Love for Icelandic Cuisine

Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

Tradition is a noble word at Gostilna Lectar. Slovenian classic through and through, the inn has a restaurant with a fireplace on the ground floor, a gingerbread museum with a workshop in the basement and nine hotel rooms on the upper floors, all housed in a historical building of more than 500-years old in the medieval town of Radovljica. The gingerbread workshop and bakery was … Continue reading Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

Jasmina Golob Recreates Old Slovenian Recipes at Gostilna Štirna in Miren Kras

Miren Kras, the area of Slovenia between Vipava Valley and Kras, has a green landscape that borders with Italy and the sea. Miren’s bounties of nature pervade the air with aromas of freshness, pine, and its particular specialty, the bora-cured prosciutto. It has a sprinkling of inns that serve traditional food using seasonal ingredients from their own gardens or from trusted small farms in the … Continue reading Jasmina Golob Recreates Old Slovenian Recipes at Gostilna Štirna in Miren Kras

Gostilna Makorič: A Gastronomic Stop at Miren Kras, Slovenia

Darja Makorič reigns in the kitchen of Makorič Inn. Located in the town of Orehovlje, it is one of the most popular restaurants in this part of Slovenia for its authentic approach on traditional cuisine which are typical of the Vipava Valley and Karst. The menu is strictly seasonal with a variety of genuine local flavors using the best local ingredients. Asparagus season in spring … Continue reading Gostilna Makorič: A Gastronomic Stop at Miren Kras, Slovenia

Fudo Restaurant in Maribor: Quality Slovenian Cuisine Using Organic Ingredients

Fudo Restaurant is located right in the main square of Maribor, Glavni trg, which is the heart of the historic center the city. It is housed on the ground floor of one of the Medieval and Renaissance houses with cantilevered balconies. When the tables are set outside under the shade of umbrellas in the warm months, outdoor dining is delightful, bustling in a kaleidoscope of … Continue reading Fudo Restaurant in Maribor: Quality Slovenian Cuisine Using Organic Ingredients

A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

A refreshing take on modern cuisine, the young chef of Istrian Bistro and Tapas creates his dishes with inventiveness without sidestepping the fundamentals of Istrian flavors while using seasonal ingredients. Chef Siniša Petrušić prepares dishes that are inviting and even more so as you dig in. The wine menu is stacked with excellent choices of local and international labels to accompany the dishes. Concluding the … Continue reading A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

Restaurant Oštirka’s Slovenian Cuisine of Tradition and Contemporary Keys

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 … Continue reading Restaurant Oštirka’s Slovenian Cuisine of Tradition and Contemporary Keys

Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

Chef Gregor Rozman, a member of the Slovenian culinary team, takes you on an inspiring culinary journey of the integration of tradition and modern trends attained by techniques and creativity. The quality of the raw materials is foremost in the chef’s agenda as he explains each dish he presents. At the hotel, working with local suppliers and farmers is paramount for the chef to provide … Continue reading Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

A country’s gastronomy is hard to define in just a few words especially that of Slovenia which has so much heterogeneity. Slovenian cuisine is influenced by the diversity of the country’s history, environment and its neighboring cultures. It is almost land-locked by its neighbors in the west by Italy, Hungary in the east, Croatia in the south and Austria in the north. It shares a … Continue reading Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

Ristorante Agli Amici: Spreading the Starred Cuisine From Italy to Croatia

Hic manebimus optime in Latin. Qui staremo benissimo in Italian. We’ll be fine here in English. Universally speaking, the front sign of Ristorante Agli Amici creates a touch of warmth upon entering their door. Ristorante Agli Amici is owned by the Scarello siblings, Chef Emanuele who runs the kitchen and Sommelier Michela who takes care of the dining room and the wine cellar. They are … Continue reading Ristorante Agli Amici: Spreading the Starred Cuisine From Italy to Croatia

Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Rovinj, a beautiful old town in the Istrian coast of Croatia, is home to the first restaurant that received a Michelin star in the country in 2017. Monte Restaurant owned by Chef Danijel Dekić and his wife, Sommelier Tjitske Đekić-Brusse, is a trendy gourmet gem nestled in the narrow cobblestone streets of the coastal town just a stone’s throw away from Sant’Eufemia Cathedral. It’s making … Continue reading Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Restaurant Vohn Krali Aed in Tallinn, Estonia: Embassy of Pure Food

Von Krahli Aed is not your typical restaurant. It’s a place where the dishes are made with natural organic raw materials. The chefs are inspired by plants, as they want to portray their unique kitchen. They are proud to be known as the Embassy of Pure Food because the ingredients that they prefer to use are local and organic to create well-balanced dishes ennobling vegetal … Continue reading Restaurant Vohn Krali Aed in Tallinn, Estonia: Embassy of Pure Food

AC Lounge Marriott Riga, Latvia: Cocktails and Dining at the Art Nouveau District

Garden sofas line up the external front area of Marriott Hotel in Riga. Its AC Lounge is an inviting and refined sitting area where meals and drinks are best enjoyed while watching the vibrant activities of the Art Nouveau district go by. The convenient location of the hotel at Dzirnavu Street lets you escape the noise of the central zone of the old town of … Continue reading AC Lounge Marriott Riga, Latvia: Cocktails and Dining at the Art Nouveau District

The Traditional Flavors of Lithuania at Stikliai Tavern in Vilnius

Relais & Chateaux Stikliai Hotel, housed in a 16th century building of Baroque and Gothic architectural style, is luxurious boutique hotel located in the old town center of Vilnius. French style decors create the elegant atmosphere of the hotel upon walking in. The hotel has two restaurants, the fine dining Gourmet Restaurant which specializes in French-inspired cuisine while the Tavern offers authentic Lithuanian cuisine. Stikliai … Continue reading The Traditional Flavors of Lithuania at Stikliai Tavern in Vilnius

The Degustation Dinners of Amandus Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

For the young chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas, maneuvering through his impressive cooking career in Vilnius means a lodestone of laurels. From co-founding his own restaurant, Lauro Lapas, which became a hit immediately then moving on to another restaurant, Bistrot 1 Dublis and soon after Dublis which promptly became one of the Top 30 Best Restaurants in Lithuania in 2016. A year later, he parted ways with … Continue reading The Degustation Dinners of Amandus Restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania