The Radovlijca Chocolate Festival, which took place online last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been postponed until September this year.
The Radovljica Public Institute for Tourism and Culture has decided to postpone this year's Chocolate Festival until autumn. The conditions for organising the event in April, when the festival usually takes place and has done so since 2012, will still not enable the hosting of such events.
Since summer months are not suitable for holding a chocolate-based event due to the higher temperatures, the festival organiser has decided to postpone this year's festival to September in the hope that the conditions will have improved by the end of summer. The new dates for the festival are therefore 11th and 12th September. The organiser will plan the event in accordance with the prevailing conditions and care for the health of visitors. This also requires the organiser to have a 'Safe and Healthy Meetings and Events' certificate, which Tourism Radol'ca has already acquired.
As in past years, a competition to find the best chocolate will form part of the festival. Last year the Tramontana, Lucifer and Passero chocolatiers received the highest ratings. You can read more about last year's competition here.
Last year's festival, which took place online from 24th to 30th April, was the first virtual culinary event to take place in Slovenia. During the festival a lot of content was shared on the festival website, as well as on social networks, which can still be seen here.
On Tuesday 29th March judging took place at the Zotter chocolatier in Austria for the title 'Best Praline' of the 2022 Radovljica Chocolate Festival. Five Slovenian chocolatiers registered for the competition, each of which entered two different flavoured chocolates.