Ambitious Upper Savinja cuisine
For fishermen, ski jumpers and gourmets
You will be surprised to discover that you can ‘taste the world’ in a shop window in the main square (Plac) opposite the church – there are few such comparable culinary surprises to be had!
Planinka is a hotel for anglers, who are equally at home fishing the waters of Slovenia’s Savinja river as they are in Alaska and Patagonia, as well as businesspeople who come here from some of the biggest carmakers, female ski jumpers who love jumping here more than anywhere else in the world, and tourists from throughout the world who stay here as a base for discovering one of Slovenia’s most beautiful valleys. But Planinka is also a restaurant for gourmets and is the most ‘refined’ place to dine in the Upper Savinja valley. Hence those who stay and sleep the night are the most satisfied here, because they go to bed satiated by the ‘three hearts’ cuisine, in the same way as those who sleep soundly after such an Alpine adventure.
Hotel Planinka’s alpine food is prepared in a cosmopolitan way, which is evidenced by dishes such as a cone of crispy skin filled with asparagus and strawberries, and tender trout from the Savinja river with a saffron, mint and raspberry sauce. The venison tartare is sweetened with pineapple jam, apple crème accompanies the crispy rolls of smoked meat and pork crackling, and the pikeperch is served with wild garlic, pumpkin štrukelj and mango.
sommelier: Tomaž Žerovnik
wine labels: 200+
house wine: Marjan Simčič
Choose at Hotel Planinka: three dining rooms, glass, red and white, elegant yet homely