These tips for Slovenia for connoisseurs make a tour through this country an experience for all those who love to enjoy excellent cuisine, like to relax in thermal baths and not only experience a meal with the palate, but also want to dine with a beautiful view . With these three indulgence tips for Slovenia you are well prepared for it.
Tips for Slovenia for connoisseurs
Granted, you have to drive around a bit in the country, if you want to experience these three things. But it's worth it, and not just because of the travel tips that we present here. Slovenia is also a country that invites you to discover its charming landscapes. Its rolling hills, green landscapes and small villages are waiting to be discovered. But these three enjoyment tips are worth a visit, if not worth the trip:
Tips for Slovenia spa lovers: Ayurveda lunch at Therme Laško
We spent one night of our trip in the thermal spa Laško in eastern Slovenia. Here connoisseurs and Slow Traveler well. The thermal bath is located in the Savinja valley, right on the river. From the balcony of our room we could watch the fog slowly being burned away by the sun. So a morning walk along the river aroused curiosity about what the thermal baths have to offer. The Romš used the thermal water of Laško. After that, missionaries came and the first thermal bath was built in the 19th century. The historical circumstances finally caused an up and down in the fortunes of the thermal bath. It was only expanded and modernized in the middle of the 20th century. Today it is a center of health tourism with many programs for health and wellbeing.
Far Eastern treatments using the methods of Ayurveda are offered in the treatment rooms, where the guests are queuing up when we arrive there. For example, you can sweat in a wooden steam bath. If you do not like it so hot, you can massage yourself instead according to the methods of Ayurveda. Then there's the swimming pool next to the spa to cool down. We ourselves are more familiar with the culinary side of Ayurveda.
What we have to imagine, we learn at our Ayurveda Lunch. We start our lunch with spicy samosas with dips. This is followed by a tongue plate with cream of horseradish, which proves to us that Ayurveda does not necessarily have to be vegetarian. Nevertheless vegetables and salad predominate. This is shown by the delicious peanut salad and a vegetable platter with tofu. Finally, there's a fruit salad, which is made with coconut sprinkles.
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Tips for Slovenia connoisseurs: Dinner with a view at the Grand Hotel Toplice in Bled
The fact that Bled is one of the loveliest places in Slovenia is well known to many visitors, who are regular guests in the elegant hotels. The top hotels on the lake attract international guests as well as tour groups. Above all, they want to enjoy the lake view. We do not take care of that. This is one of the reasons why we look forward to our dinner at the Grand Hotel Toplice right on the lake. From the hotel lobby, a magnificent panorama of the sunset behind the mountains on the other side of the lake opens up in front of us. One floor down, we have an elegantly laid table in the hotel restaurant.
On the way there we discover, which illustrious guests have already stayed here. From political figures to crowned heads, there was everything the world has to offer in celebrities. The hotel is proud of the rich history of the hotel. Meanwhile, it attracts mainly golfers and conference guests. In addition, wellness friends appreciate the spa of the house. Its pool is fed directly with thermal water, which is changed daily. The Grand Hotel Toplice is also one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
We feel that in the restaurant, where an elegantly laid table is waiting for us. A greeting from the kitchen with homemade bread and a pate is followed by a salad with various salmon pralines. Then there's the pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil a tribute to the near neighbor Austria. The main course is followed by various meats with vegetables and peas. Finally, we are served an intense fruit-flavored mousse with seasonal fruits. An elegant dinner like this makes every grand hotel an honor.
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Slovenia Gourmets: Pri Lojzetu Restaurant in Zemono Castle
The third and best of our tips for Slovenia is Gostilna Pri Lojzetu in Dornberg. The cuisine and service in this restaurant surpass anything we have experienced in upscale restaurants. We have not yet experienced what Chef Tomaz Kavcic offers us in his restaurant. A meal under his direction is a veritable firework of imagination and outstanding food.
It starts with the location of the restaurant. Zemono is located outside the village on a hill in a castle that once belonged to the noble family from the nearby village. From there you have a wonderful view of the valley below us and the mountains around us. We sit on the terrace and enjoy the evening sun. We share the view with the guests at the next table. From the rest of the restaurant guests we get almost nothing, because a lot of importance is placed on intimate and individual care of the guests.
It even goes so far that the boss always comes to our table and introduces us to his food. And not only that, he treats us as if we are longtime friends. The same courteous, friendly and unobtrusive care we learn through his staff. This is always ready to answer questions. This makes our dinner an impressive culinary event.
The food itself is as amazing as the perfect service and the location of the restaurant. Kavcic attaches great importance to preparing the ingredients as true to taste as possible. He pays attention to the "basic kitchen ingredients". His definition of good cuisine is to find the right basic ingredient. His culinary art is not to destroy their essence. The guest feels that someone was thinking of him while he was preparing the dish.
Only half an hour by car from Postojna, it is worth arriving for this culinary event.
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