Taste of Slovenia 2013 – A Real Food Experience May 16-23

Taste of Slovenia Food Tour  May 16- 23, 2013, 8 days, 7 nights


Ljubljana Castle

JOIN US IN 2013     Taste of Slovenia: A Real Food Experience is a unique food tour like no other— a hands-on introduction to the best of Slovenia’s traditional culinary heritage, as well as the The Food and Cooking of Slovenia 001latest culinary delights in the areas of ‘Slow Food’ and wine.

THE TOUR WILL INCLUDE:   Participants will visit Istrian vineyards near the seaside, alpine dairy farms, mountain pastures, cheese artisans, farmers markets, olive groves, biodynamic and alpine apiaries, sea salt pans, a sea bass farm in Piran Bay, charcutiers, restaurants, and castles while learning about traditional methods of production and participating in tastings of traditional products.

The Carnolian Bee- Apis Mellifera Carnica

The Carnolian Bee- Apis Mellifera Carnica


Dvorec Zemono

The tour price includes all ground transportation, tour guide throughout, all entrance fees, lodging in 3 * and 4 * boutique hotels, all breakfasts, most other meals, highlighted by a ‘Slow Food’ lunch at Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, with the most famous ‘Slow Food’ Slovenian chef, Tomaž Kavčič, at Castle Zemono (Dvorec Zemono) in the Vipava Valley.

See Castle Zemovo at   vimeo.com/14273830 The first night of the tour features a reception and dinner at the Ljubljana Castle in the very traditional restaurant, Gostilna na Gradu (at the castle) http://www.nagradu.si/en/.   Ljubljana Castle, which affords a magnificent view over the entire city, can easily be reached with the new  funicular railway at Krek Station.

Ljubljana castle hill


The Alpine ‘Lake Bled’

Castle from old city

Old City Ljubljana with Castle View

We have tastings, demonstrations, musical events, the Ljubljana market tour with Janez Bogataj, PhD, a boat tour of Fonda Fish Farm on the Piran Bay, and entrance fees to all events, castles, alpine farms, apiaries, and much more.  Slovenians merchants, inn keepers, and food artisans speak English well.

TOUR LEADERS:   Join Sylvia P.  Onusic, PhD, and her Slovenian partners, Sasa Bozic of  Panoramic Travel, and Dr. Janez Bogataj,  who team up to offer the culinary experience of  a lifetime:  a food odyssey of rich sensual culinary experiences in beautiful natural settings where you can see, touch, smell and taste first-hand the products of culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations. Meet personally with artisans and experience a myriad of real foods – raw milk cheeses, prosciutto, sausages, olive oil, fruits, wines, honey, champagne and much more.

Dr. Janez Bogataj

Dr. Janez Bogataj

And you can expect some surprises- you never know what seasonal specialty your host will share with you on the day of your visit!

DETAILS:    8 days, 7 nights    May 16-23, 2013.   Price:  $1855 land tour (not airfare) per person for double room basis. **

**$372 (288 Euro) per person single supplement; $423 (328.00 Euro) per person double solo supplement- a single person in a double room.

Please reserve your place by March 15, 2013 with a $500.00 deposit with the remainder due by April 15, 2013. All payments can be made by check, money order, or through PayPal.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Please contact Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, for complete details and payment information, at foodtourslovenia.wordpress.com  or email at sponusic@gmail.com

See her new article, “Slovenian Soups, Stews and Hotpots,” in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, Spring 2013.


About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."
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