Contemporary Slovenian cuisine
A restaurant in the classroom
Next to the old Šentvid church students wearing white gloves, studying hospitality and tourism, serve guests from right to left and cook traditional Slovenian food using new cooking techniques. The head chef, who also graduated not so long ago from BIC in Ljubljana, is cultivating the future of Slovenian cuisine by practising on volunteers. But KULT316 doesn’t experiment and its guests are not guinea pigs. This is an entirely real restaurant, the only differences being that it has a more interesting view – into the kitchen – in which both the students and guests have an upclose view of the head chef at work, and a menu with prices that don’t make your head spin.
Making a comparison with ‘real’ restaurants imbibes hope that students studying hospitality and tourism at the Biotechnical Education Centre (BIC) in Ljubljana won’t forget everything when they begin to cook and serve for a salary rather than just for grades.
sommelier Tomaž Leben, 70 wine labels
a modern and elegant dining room which extends into a large open kitchen