FLAVOURS OF THE VIPAVA VALLEY, April through 20 May 2024

“Quality is never coincidence. The close cooperation between local suppliers and master chefs, who have the philosophy of “from the garden to the plate” literally in their blood, sets the Vipava Valley at the very top of the Slovenian gastronomic regions.”
Brigita Habjan Štolfa, CEO of the Regional Development Agency ROD Ajdovščina

The month-long culinary festival under the heading Flavours of the Vipava Valley invites you to explore the best of what the Vipava Valley has to offer. Designed specifically for this foodie event by the top gurus of local cuisine, the menus incorporate seasonal dishes inspired by local traditions, featuring local ingredients, often from organic production. In the same vein, the wine accompaniment also follows local traditions by including a range of organic and conventional wines made by the region’s winemakers, all of them to be showcased on Sunday and Monday, the 19 and 20 May 2024, respectively, as part of Flavours of the Vipava Valley to be held in Vipava.

An exclusive treat of the culinary extravaganza is the ice cream under the brand ‘Flavours of the Vipava Valley’. Made from all-local ingredients, it will be featured in all the best patisseries across the Valley for a month.

Restavracija Grad Kromberk • Turistična kmetija Arkade • Gostilna Podfarovž • Faladur Vinski bar in vinoteka • Gostilna picerija Anja • Ošterija Žogica • Majerija • Gostilna pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono • DAM boutique hotel & restaurant • Gostilna pri izviru Hublja • Turistična kmetija Saksida • Penzion Sinji vrh • Gostilna Termika • Gostilna Sivi Čaven • Restavracija Na Žagi • Ošterija Branik • Restavracija Primula • Gostilna Krhne • Toncevi Eco Estate

Restavracija Grad Kromberk

Chef: Aleš Šibav

Grajska cesta 1, 5000 NOVA GORICA
05 30 27 160, 041 693 073

Herb cottage cheese, fish fillet and lemon • Slices of baccala, wild asparagus, and cold polenta foam • Whole wheat homemade noodles, wild garlic pesto, hazelnuts, and smoked trout • Baked cuttlefish, rosemary cream, and green asparagus • Tarragon ice cream, olive oil, chocolate • Castle cookie

PRICE: 54,00 €‎, wine pairing with 3 samples 16

Turistična kmetija Arkade

Chef: Rok Rupnik

Črniče 91, 5262 ČRNIČE
05 36 66 009, 041 614 708

Pork delicacies from the pantry • Head cheese on lettuce • Home-style minestrone • Artisanal pasta in capon sauce • Stuffed pork loin with asparagus and prosciutto with pea puree and celery sauce • Dessert

PRICE: 50,00 €‎ with 5 accompanying wines

Gostilna Podfarovž

Chef: Denis Ibrišimović, Julijana Krapež

Ulica Ivana Ščeka 2, 5271 VIPAVA
05 36 65 217, 040 638 470

Greetings from the kitchen • Marinated trout with red beet and horseradish • Barley with asparagus, poached yolk, smoked cheese espuma, and with prosciutto Beef cheek terrine with bread pudding and carrots, meat demi-glace sauce • Polenta and sour milk (polenta cream with white chocolate, sour milk ice cream, and fresh passion fruit, popcorn)

PRICE: 42,00 €‎ without wine

Gostilna in vinoteka Faladur

Chef: TImotej Cizej

Ulica Ivana Ščeka 6, 5271 Vipava
040 827 535


Amuse-bouche – in memory of Gustl • Jota stew from fermented turnip with pieces of roasted sausage • Frtalja with lemon balm and Golden Ring White Valley • Polenta with roasted prosciutto and cracklings • Vipava-style štruklji • Petit fours (goodbye bites)

Gostilna picerija Anja

Chef: Anja Paljk Fabjan

Budanje 3c, 5271 VIPAVA
041 750 704


Homemade bacon with warm salted sauerkraut • Vipava-style jota • Beef medallion on herb polenta with asparagus and Parmesan • Walnut štruklji with butter

PRICE: 29,00 € without wine

Ošterija Žogica

Chef: Matej Vodan

Soška 52, 5250 SOLKAN
05 300 52 40, 040 610 591


Herb omelette with yogurt • Spring meadow soup with egg yolk • Shredded lamb with semolina dumpling, bound herbs, and crispy bread • Sweet spring stroll

Cena na osebo: 35,00 €‎ + 12 ‎ wine pairing


Herb omelette with yogurt • Spring meadow soup with egg yolk • Delicious eel with apples, herbs, and sweet potato • Sweet spring stroll

PRICE: 35,00 €‎ + 12 ‎ wine pairing


Chef: Matej Tomažič

Slap 18, 5271 VIPAVA
05 368 50 10, 041 405 903


Herbal cottage cheese, tomato carpaccio • Vipava-style mlinci pasta in aromatic broccoli sauce • Roasted suckling pig, spring side dishes • Walnut dessert with citrus aroma and strawberry sauce

PRICE: 50,00 without drinks


Crystallized dandelion on yoghurt and honey • Beef carpaccio, delicate sheep’s cheese, with pine nuts and wild berries • Hand-torn corn noodles with sautéed courgettes, hazelnuts and yellow pepper cream • Tarragon noodles with tomatoes, elderflower and vanilla • Herb sorbet with pollen • Pork cigars with wild hop and pancetta stuffing, thyme sauce • Chocolate cube on a violet garden

PRICE: 60,00 € ‎/ without drinks

Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono

Chef: Tomaž Kavčič

Dvorec Zemono, Zemono 7, 5271 VIPAVA
040 777 761


3 types of homemade bread and horseradish spread • Aged Vipava trout accompanied by apple marinated in beetroot and pear • Barley, yogurt, and peas • House-made gnocchi cooked in pancetta and freshwater crayfish • Beef cheeks with seasonal radicchio and mimosa made from egg yolk • Spoonful of Gin Monologue with juniper scent • Spring dessert

PRICE: 100,00 €‎, without wine pairing

DAM boutique hotel & restaurant

Chef: Uroš Fakuč

Ulica Vinka Vodopivca 24, 5000 Nova Gorica
05 333 11 47, 041 337 443


Trout mosaic, red beet and horseradish gel, Tolmin cheese, trout roe • Potato gnocchi, asparagus, and shrimp foam • Cuttlefish, egg, truffles, Vipava prosciutto • Rice with a taste of the sea and scent of oysters • Octopus, lemon puree • DAM Mojito • Dessert • DAM olives

PRICE: 95,00 €‎, + 50 €‎ with wine pairing

Gostilna pri izviru Hublja

Chef: Tomaž Pižent

Cesta VI. Prekomorska 75, 5270 AJDOVŠČINA
05 366 37 88, 041 201 924


Vipava-style jota • Homemade štruklji

PRICE: 13,00 €‎


Asparagus soup • Roasted lamb with baby potatoes • Homemade štruklji

PRICE: 28,50

Turistična kmetija Saksida

Chef: Marko Bolčina

Zalošče 12a, 5294 DORNBERK
05 30 17 853, 041 208 345

Green tomato with blue cheese emulsion • Aged cheese croquette with dehydrated prosciutto and strawberry mayonnaise • Young potatoes with pancetta in a butter sauce • Buckwheat groats with chanterelles and fried yolk • Pancake with slowly cooked beef • Lemon sorbet • Dessert

PRICE: 88,00 € + 30,00 €‎ wine pairing

Penzion Sinji vrh

Chef: Irma Vidmar

Kovk 10a, 5273 COL
031 836 813


Amuse-bouche • Carpaccio of Highland cattle from our organic farm with Golden Ring aged cheese • Polenta with meadow chicory, roasted prosciutto and albumin curd • Mountain pasture reared lamb and goat meat with savoury štruklji and asparagus sauce • Afters – Golden Ring blue-mould cheese over an orange with coffee sprinkles • Dessert

PRICE: 50,00 €‎ with wine pairing

Gostilna Termika

Chef: Aleksander Mladovan

Ozeljan 6a, 5261 ŠEMPAS
05 30 88 557, 031 894 694


Greetings: Cottage cheese with spruce tips on a cracker • Cold appetizer: Marinated trout on crab chips with lime emulsion, black sesame, orange oil • Warm appetizer: Wild garlic cream soup with cabernet sauvignon grape seed grissini • Main course: Grilled sea bass fillet, asparagus cream, white polenta, asparagus / Grilled lamb, roasted polenta with rosemary, blueberry cream, potato popcorn, demi-glace sauce • Dessert: Red polenta with topping, vanilla ice cream, fig jam / Creme brulee with Bourbon vanilla

PRICE: 35,00 €‎ + 15 €‎ wine pairing

Gostilna Sivi Čaven

Chef: Jasmina Črv Čermelj

Potoče 6, 5263 DOBRAVLJE
05 368 81 08, 041 488 786


Vipava homemade cold cuts • Home-made gnocchi with asparagus • Pork medallion, Merlot reduction, herb mash, roasted seasonal vegetables, crispy bacon • Dessert of your choice

PRICE: 35,00 €

Restavracija Na Žagi

Chef: Dragan Petrović, Aleks Semenič

Budanje 8, 5271 VIPAVA
041 540 964


Greeting from the kitchen • Chef’s selection of raw appetizers • Small scallops • Istrian fuži with asparagus and raw shrimp • Dalmatian gregada

PRICE: 60,00 € + 20,00 €‎ with wine pairing

Ošterija Branik

Chef: Patricija Furlan

Branik 79a, 5295 BRANIK
05 305 76 06, 051 323 912


Vipava cold delights • Homemade potato gnocchi with asparagus and roasted pancetta • Pork tenderloin with porcini mushrooms • Corn polenta with sweet gorgonzola • Walnut štruklji

PRICE: 35,00 €‎, without wine

Restavracija Primula

Chef: Jožef Žabar

Soška cesta 40, 5250 SOLKAN
05 300 00 00, 051 648 661


Venison carpaccio with cranberry jam, thyme, and juniper berries • House meat ravioli with asparagus and baked rolled pancetta • Beef fillet with Merlot reduction, side dish • Spring dessert “Primula”

PRICE: 40,00 + 22 with wine pairing

Gostilna Krhne

Chef: Filip Ferjančič

Glavni trg 5, 5271 VIPAVA
051 247 035


Bread dumplings with wild asparagus, asparagus sauce, smoked sour cream, poached egg yolk with fried pancetta • Beef cheeks combined with vegetables and herbal puree • Vipava pasta cream

PRICE: 35,00 €‎ without wine

Toncevi Eco Estate

Chef: Mark Smerajc

Pedrovo 9, 5295 BRANIK
040 348 464


Homemade cold cuts and cheeses • Jota (traditional stew) /
Kid goat clear soup • Homemade gnocchi with wild asparagus, pancetta, and cheese / Homemade ravioli with goat albumin cottage cheese and goat prosciutto in butter • Pork fillet with roasted prosciutto and roasted potatoes / Roast beef in asparagus sauce with cracklings • Daily dessert • Coffee or homemade brandy

PRICE: 3-course menu 29,00 EUR • 5-course menu 39,00 EUR • 3-course menu with wine pairing 37,00 EUR • 5-course menu with wine pairing 54,00 EUR

This year’s month-long food festival is part of the cooperation project called ORGANIC FLAVOURS OF SLOVENIA (EKO OKUSI SLOVENIJE) which brings together several local action groups. Comprising one Croatian and 18 Slovenian partners from four Slovenian local action groups, the project is a partnership between the Regional Development Agency ROD Ajdovščina, the organic farmer Kristijan Vidmar from Sinji Vrh, and the company Okusi d.o.o., managed by chef Tomaž Kavčič, and is spearheaded by the Vipava Valley Local Action Group.



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