All on what’s new, what’s cookin’ and what the weather will be like on Friday.

We’re upgrading the offer of the Open kitchen

On Friday, June 14, the stands presenting products and gastronomy-related stories of different Slovenian regions are returning to Pogačarjev square, next to the covered market. The project Slovenia - a culinary destination that brought us an award by the Slovenian Tourist Board last year will complement the Open kitchen until mid-September.

Through all the summer, visitors will get to know the tourist farms, try and buy typical regional food products, and discover Slovenia’s treasures with the help of tourist-information centres. Besides the traditional, you’ll get to know ingenious contemporary Slovenian artisans and small food producers.

At the first expanded Open kitchen this year we’ll present four old acquaintances and as many new vendors. Jernej from Atelje Mali is bringing their beautiful wooden products, Broken Bones Gin will have a little something for the cocktail enthusiasts, Davor from Barba aromatic salt makers will charm us with his great salts and Nina and Jošt from Shrusko are showing off what they’ve baked in their ceramics oven recently.

Among the newbies, there’ll be Alex from the Črno Zrno specialty coffee shop with his cold brew, Anja that makes great homemade Fruštek granola, Brlogarka with unique handmade jewellery with a culinary twist and Vezenina shop with embroidered aprons and kitchen textile made on the spot.

We’re upgrading our project in the hope of placing Slovenia firmly on the global culinary map and sharing the knowledge about the country’s gastronomy among locals and tourists alike, thus making the Open kitchen a culinary-information centre of Slovenia.