The best chef in the world from Slovenia is cooking in Madrid for 3 weeks. You still have time, until the 7th of December 2019, to taste the most prestigious interpretation of Slovenian flavors in the capital of Spain. In case you miss her, you can always come to taste her masterpieces directly in Slovenia and we can help you with that.
Keep reading to learn more about Ana Roš’s 38th best restaurant in the world and what is she doing in Madrid. And at the end get your tailor made itinerary that includes this amazing experience as well.
Ana Roš was proclaimed the best female chef in the world for 2017 by World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Her restaurant – Hiša Franko – is sitting firmly on the 38th spot in the world (10 places higher than the previous year) (*).
Ana Roš was a dancer and a professional skier who came to the culinary world by chance. Her restaurant is located in the rural West Slovenia in a village that is considered remote even for Slovenians.
This makes her achievements even more extraordinary. She is basically the one who put the Slovenian cuisine on the world’s culinary map. Her signature dishes are known for including seasonal local products from amazing Soča River valley.
The valley where she comes from is otherwise more known as a European gem for active holidays in the Alps and along the emerald crystal clear Soča River. There you can do many different water sports, go hiking, cycling or explore the cultural influences and rests from the World War I.
Here you can see an active itinerary in Slovenia into which we can easily include a lunch or a dinner made by the famous chef.
In Madrid Ana Roš, the best chef in the world, is participating in the Residence Project (*). This is an event organized by the culinary counseling agency Mateo&Co that is happening every year. The aim is to bring renowned national and international chefs to Madrid for an extraordinary pop-up experience. In the past this event hosted other best chefs in the world like Grant Achatz, Juan Manuel Barrientos, Harry Sasson, Leonor Espinosa, Jorge and Mark Rausch, Nacho Manzano, and Mauro Colagreco.
For this event Ana Roš moved the entire Hiša Franko’s crew to Madrid. And the temporary pop up place even imitates her original restaurant. As she explained for Slovenian TV (*) she also took with her as many local Slovenian products as she possibly could to give her guests in Madrid the most authentic experience possible although far away from home. Amongst other things they will be able to taste Slovenian honey, herbs, cheese and of course the prestigious Slovenian wines.
Here is what you need to know about Slovenia and Slovenian cuisine that Ana Roš took to a completely new level. It is a well-balanced historical mixture of Italian, Austrian and Slavic cuisine characterized by fresh local products.
Did you know that in Slovenia, almost every household has a garden where they enthusiastically grow their own fresh vegetables and herbs? It is a true national hobby! Combine that with quality and very limited editions of Slovenian wine and you get a paradise for your taste buds.
It is important to mention that besides the best chef in the world Slovenia has even more to offer in a culinary sense. The Michelin guide is coming to Slovenia in 2020 (*).
And even more – Slovenia was awarded the European Region of Gastronomy for 2021 by International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (*).
So don’t wait any longer and check our gastronomy itinerary around Slovenia that we can easily tailor for you and combine with other itineraries in Slovenia, Croatia and nearby countries. And if you want to know more about other experiences you can have in Slovenia click below.
Hiša Franko, Staro selo, Kobarid, Slovenia