25/07/2017

Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour | Ljubljana Day 3

Caught up with Day 1 & Day 2?


Onwards with our European food adventures, and now in Ljubljana, we had the chance to tour another fantastic city to find their signature dishes and culinary delights. This one would be a little different to the tours we've had in Amsterdam and Prague, as this time it was just the two of us alongside our outstanding guide, Lidija. 



We met at 12pm ready for three and a half hours of the best food that Ljubljana has to offer, and after a quick intro to the city and a small walk through a historical fish market. Our first stop was for some seafood - sun dried tomatoes, cod with fresh olives and bread. This went down perfectly well our first glass of white of wine from various Slovenian regions. 


Second up was the dish pictured at the top of this post, which comprised of a local sausage, mashed potato, buckwheat, mince and a mix of mustard and horseradish. As you can tell, each dish we tried were completely different from each, and it was great to jump from seafood to meat within minutes of each other. The sausage was so tender and juicy, just as we like it!

Jessica had her first red wine of the day here, but as I'm not a big fan of it, the option of a small beer saved me!


It seems like bread is eaten with almost everything here in these parts, and we had it again next with this delicious onion soup, along with pumpkin seed oil to drizzle all over. With the rain starting to pour and it being a little cooler than most other days, it was so good to have a hot and hearty course.

 Red wine was on the menu again at this stop, but this time with it coming highly recommended I just had to try it out. It was very much a pleasant surprise and very light compared to others I've had before.


The tour didn't stop at food though, below is a hand stitching which was made directly in front of us for free, and we also visited a few shops specialising in everything from juices to medical lotions and oils.


Our last savoury stop of the day brought us somewhere to have this amazing pasta, dumplings, mushrooms and sour cream. It may seem like a dish you can get across the world, but each of the ingredients are locally sourced, and Slovenia grows some of the best mushrooms you can get. This dish took us from getting full to stuffed, but luckily there was a bit of a break in-between here and our dessert stop.


The city centre is completely traffic free except for one vehicle. A mini shuttle taxi can take you anywhere within the pedestrian zone for completely free of charge. With the rain now drenching anyone who dare step foot outside, we gave a driver a call to pick us up and take us to the next destination.


In a similar texture to strudel, this apple and nut cake was definitely a highlight of the tour. So soft and easy to eat even when full, it was perfection with a cappuccino each. It was here that Lidija left us  to sit for a while more to digest our food and get on with our day.

We had a fantastic few hours which was all in all personal with it being just the two of us, extremely educational, fun and most of all tasty! A massive thank you Lydia for having us along and we'd definitely recommend it to anyone coming to this fantastic city.


Disclaimer: we were invited along to this food tour in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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17 comments

  1. Any city that offers bread with every meal is my kind of place! And I love sausage and spotted some octopus in that shot from the market, so I think I'd love the food there. Glad you found some lovely eats!

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    Emily
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    1. Dear Emily, bread is a must in our culture. Once we were all struggling to eat white bread only, however nowadays we prefer to go for buckweat bread, kamut bread, oat one and many more...Do not hesitate, come and join us!

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    2. Exactly! We're so lucky it's a part of their culture - we were so happy!

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  2. Bread with every meal?? I need to visit, I would love it! The onion soup looks like a dream, and the sound of the desert, apple and nut sounds perfect x

    Kayleigh Zara ๐ŸŒฟwww.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. The onion soup was our fave! The bread was so good too - perfect matching! You'd love it!

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  3. I need to stop looking at your blog because I am ALWAYS hungry afterwards haha! You make every meal sound so tasty x
    Claire | clairesyear.com

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    1. No no you shouldn't stop reading the blog! You should just eat more ;)

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  4. I can't see bread with every meal being a negative thing!! Except for those carbs! That sausage looks absolutely amazing too, I'm salivating a little!

    Alice x | www.invocati.co.uk

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    1. Hahaha exactly! Carbs shmarbs!

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  5. everytime i read your post is when I am starving! the food looks so amazing as always! I wish I were touring europe just now

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    1. Hahaha we should so put a warning message at the beginning of every post!

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  6. My hands-down favorite thing to do when I travel is go on food/drink tours. You get to go to the local places and see the real people. I love this post and it looks like y'all had a fantastic time :)

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    1. Yes exactly this! We adore food tours for that exact reason!

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  7. Yum! Looks like so delicious ;)

    https://marchhappythoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. It really was!

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  8. Dear Jessica and James, Thank you for joining us, we are so happy we had a chance to present to you our food culture. Your blog is awesame! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much Mateja! Thank you so much for having us!

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