The range of cuisine in Radovljica and its surroundings has long been regarded as top-quality and genuinely local.
Taste Radol'ca restaurants use locally-produced ingredients to create typical Gorenjska dishes. In the green woodlands and countryside healthy produce is grown, which talented chefs incorporate into exceptional dishes inspired by local tradition. Taste Radol'ca restaurants can be recognised by the sign on their entrances, whilst local dishes are marked in their menus by a small printed Radol'ca bee.
Taste Radol'ca chefs take their inspiration from the environment in which they grew up. In places the traditional method of preparation has been preserved, whilst elsewhere traditional dishes are given a make-over and are revived in a unique way.
Taste Radol'ca unites nine restaurants and inns in the Radol'ca area. They have vowed not only to take part in group promotions but also, above all, to co-operate and connect – amongst each other and with local producers.
In 2017 Taste Radol'ca restaurants invited two of Slovenia's most respected food critics to carry out an evaluation of each participating restaurant and inn. Following their visit, each restaurant was awarded a rating from 1-6 in the form of 'suns'. All the participating Taste Radol'ca restaurants received a minimum rating of 3.
Participating Taste Radol'ca restaurants offer dishes prepared using seasonal ingredients year-round. Every November they come together to produce special dishes and culinary events. At the opening event at the end of October the chefs and waiting staff unite to host an exceptional culinary experience.
Taste Radol'ca offers street food at selected events in Radovljica's old town centre. At July's concert evenings visitors can listen to music whilst enjoying tasty street food, as well as at the switching-on of the Christmas lights in December and other occasions.
For larger events themed culinary offers are prepared, such as in April for the Chocolate Festival, when chocolate-based menus are offered, and in September for the Honey Festival, when honey-based menus are available.
Published in 2017
A free guided tour of Radovljica's old town centre
Written by Adele Gray, january 2018
Though, in truth, I will never be a lover of winter and snow, since moving to Slovenia in 2007 I have learnt that in winter in the area where I live – Radovljica, in the northwest i.e. the alpine area - snow is a fact of life and, to some extent, have learnt to embrace it!
written by Rebecca Svetina, January 2019
I quite enjoy the start of the new year in my (now) hometown of Radovljica. The hype of the holidays has faded and we can enjoy the frost-kissed landscape and snow capped mountains, which makes the fairytale town of Radovljica even more idyllic.
Written by Kaja Beton, February 2019
In the month when Slovenia celebrates Prešeren Day - a cultural public holiday – we have prepared a list of a range of places that particularly strive for the preservation and presentation of Slovenian culture.