Vila Podvin: A taste of heritage in Slovenia

Situated in the small town of Radovljica in northern Slovenia, Vila Podvin restaurant has a proud history dating back to the 14th century.

Originally a stable, it was converted into a restaurant with accommodation in 1968, and has been a celebration of local culture and tradition ever since.

Considered one of Slovenia’s best chefs, chef Uroš Štefelin focuses on local ingredients and producers, and puts a creative and contemporary spin on classic Slovenian favourites, revitalising traditional dishes that would otherwise be forgotten in today’s world.

The menu features local trout and caviar, lamb, veal, guinea fowl, Slovenian cheeses, an abundance of fresh produce, and fruit-centric desserts. Each dish comes on locally-made ceramic ware, and the flavour and beauty of each meal is complemented with a selection of Slovene wines and beers.

More than just a restaurant and hotel, Vila Podvin also runs a cooking school and hosts a monthly farmers market, continuing values of tradition, love, quality and sustainability.

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