Gostilna Pri Lojzetu
Tomaž Kavčič has transformed Zemono Manor into internationally acclaimed culinary spot
A return to Lojze
Even though it is in a manor, it is still in the Vipava countryside, even though it is internationally acclaimed, it is still a simple restaurant, even though one returns time and again due to the memories, every visit is a new experience! It’s not just the taste, it’s also the soul, it’s not just lunch, it’s also an excursion on which you set off wholly due to Lojze! Tomaž Kavčič has a Star due to his culinary excellence, as well as due to his mother’s horseradish spread. These are ideas that remain limited by the seasons and local availability, but which are also limitlessly joyous, playful and relaxed.
Gostilna pri Lojzetu provides a feeling of delight and comfort, and food that can be eaten with the hands and which has a Michelin Star, while Tomaž Kavčič is a Slovenian (and internationally renowned) chef, who knows best how to wind guests around his fingers and is full of surprises.
Tomaž Kavčič’s food comes from ideas that make one happy, hence every new visit to Zemono Manor is ‘merely’ a return to Lojze!
2018: every visit new ideas
When Tomaž Kavčič was invited to Brussels to cook lunch for 27 heads of state and six of the highest European Union officials, in a statement to journalists following lunch Angela Merkel said: “Lunch was excellent, the conversation, however, was the complete opposite!”
Gostilna pri Lojzetu permanently ranks among the top 3 restaurants in Slovenia, and Kavčič still maintains the tradition of his mother’s restaurant in Dornberk. On every visit and each collection of new ideas, this restaurant at Zemono Manor inspires time and again. Zemono Manor is probably the most sought after culinary destination for gourmets in Slovenia, though not only among Slovenes themselves but perhaps even more so among foreign visitors.
Tomaž Kavčič isn’t just a celebrity chef in Slovenia and on television but is also a regular guest at large culinary festivals, conventions and other events throughout Europe.
Dining at Gostilna Pri Lojzetu isn’t only about the food but also about the general impression. It’s not just about the taste but also about the soul. It’s not just a meal, its about going on a day trip specifically because of this restaurant whose chef clearly relishes in his calling in life. And it is precisely this that so many of Zemono Manor’s regular guests are convinced that Gostilna Pri Lojzetu is one of the best restaurants in Slovenia – because Tomaž Kavčič knows best how to spoil his guests! For real gourmets a visit at least once a year is mandatory, though you will want to go more often – every new collection of dishes featuring Tomaž’s ideas is worth a visit.
sommelier Anže Kristan, 550+ wine labels
A dining room beneath stone arches, a wedding hall, a beautiful garden.
1 Michelin star
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs member