Slovenia Dinner
Kranjska Gora, June 2, 2017
Three countries represented on each plate
" anticipation and enthusiasm were well-matched by the welcome, hospitality, atmosphere and of course the excellent cuisine "

The Hotel-Restaurant Skipass in Kranjska Gora is owned by the Justin family. This event was our first visit to the establishment. All being well it will not be the last. Our anticipation and enthusiasm were well-matched by the welcome, hospitality, atmosphere and of course the excellent cuisine.

Young chef Mojmir Šiftar follows the theme of three countries (Italy, Austria and Slovenia) being represented in the dishes he prepares. Kranjska Gora is located near the border of all three of them. Our dinner was no exception in that the menu was designed for every plate to have ingredients from each of the three countries.

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Mullet with horseradish and apple (Slovenia)
Cheese with basil and tomatoes (Italy)
Beef with cucumber and bread (Austria)
Ribolla Gialla Spumante 2013 - Brda

Austrian trout with Slovenian gin and Italian cress
Tilia Pinot Gris 2015 - Vipava

Austrian beef fillet
with Slovenian wild herbs and Italian cherries
Fana Chardonnay 2011 - Brda

Italian cuttlefish with Austrian and Slovenian bacon
Kupljen Pinot Noir Rosé 2015 - Bizeljsko

Austrian veal tail
Slovenian wild garlic seasoned Italian prawns
Valter Sirk Cabernet 2015 - Brda

Slovenian venison with Austrian porcini and Italian raspberries
Valter Sirk Cabernet 2015 - Brda

Italian egg whites, Austrian potatoes and Slovenian grapes
Ramos Pinto ‘Quinta de Ervamoira RP10’ Tawny Port

Slovenian buckwheat mousse, Italian vinegar and Austrian pumpkin seed oil
Ramos Pinto ‘Quinta de Ervamoira RP10’ Tawny Port

The evident superior quality and interesting combination of flavours from the three countries made the Hotel-Restaurant Skipass another very positive surprise this year.

Tomaz Dular
Officier