On Friday, 11 November, InterContinental Ljubljana and its 20th floor restaurant – B-restaurant – hosted a few of us lucky ones for lunch. We had the honor of tasting a few of the dishes from the Autumn menu of Michelin star chef Alfredo Russo.
When the most famous culinary family in Slovenia, the Jezeršek family, invites you to lunch, you simply don’t say no. Especially when they invite you to have lunch with them in the sky! How was it? One word: AMAZING! Keep reading to see the views from this restaurant in the sky and of course to drool over the delicious three course meal we’ve had.
I fell in love with Amsterdam before I even had the chance to taste any of the delicious foods it offers. The streets, the canals, the bridges, the houses, the tulips.. just, everything! But the foodie that I am just had to research where and what to eat if in Amsterdam for three to four days. Here’s what we had the chance to taste and what I suggest you do to:
What to eat in Brussels? Chocolate and waffles and fries of course! But where? I’ll tell you in a second! But Brussels food is not just that! Allow me to take you on a virtual food walk through Brussels with as many pics and as little words possible. Thank you Isabel from The Sunny Side of This for hosting me!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve taken the time to cook. Summer is always just so busy and there’s always so much on the weekends that I just don’t find the time to cook, plate, photograph and publish anything. Well, I got super inspired again yesterday at the food bloggers conference in Zagreb that I created three new dishes. The first one is this 😉
A while back, I got a bottle of the Baileys Luxe and I immediately thought how well it would fit in a chocolate mousse. Watching too many Masterchef shows made think I need to include a crunchy element as well – chocolate dirt or crumble it is, I thought! Plus some delicious sugar free cookies, fresh mint and edible flowers, and a lovely spring dessert was ready.
There is something about creamy soups that just keeps me wanting more. Just thick enough to border on puree, but thin enough to slide of that spoon like poetry. Full of vegetable flavour. And most importantly, without added flour or similar things that just should not be in soups, trying to make them thick, when veggies are the ones that can do so. My inspiration for this soup was Darko and his workshop, but I just had to work with what I had in my fridge, freezer and pantry. And guess what? It was delicious!
Easter is just around the corner and in Slovenia this time is all about “potica” (yeast dough filled with all sorts of fillings and rolled into a sort of roulade). One of the most popular fillings is walnut, which was also the inspiration for these little rolls. My grandmother used to bake rolls almost just like these but I decided to add some rum raisins as well since this is my favorite part of walnut “potica”. And the best part – by using less sweetener and no cinnamon, you can use this dough for any sort of savoury rolls as well!
Sometimes being a food blogger really is something to be jealous about. And sometimes it’s something to be extremely jealous about. And that second sometimes was this past Saturday, when Klet Brda invited us to Goriška Brda to tell us more about food and wine pairing. They really thought about everything – arranged for our ride from Ljubljana, prepared us breakfast, took us to a tour of their wine cellar, organized wine tasting, took us to Hotel Kozana for a glass of champagne and lunch, prepared by the famous chef Bine Volčič and invited the president of the Sommelier Slovenia society to tell us more about food and wine pairing. Not bad, right?
This is part two of our Spanish culinary adventure – our visit to Barcelona, a city that has been on my list for quite some time. I’m pretty sure if you stayed in Barcelona all year and ate out all the time, every time in a different restaurant, you wouldn’t visit all of them. So while these are some of the places we visited and liked, you could probably ask a dozen of other people and they would each list completely different must-visit places.