Italian and Slovenian gourmet evening in Florence: dinner by Stefano Santo and Matej Tomažič with wines by Čotar

On Friday 11th March the Relais & Chateaux Villa La Vedetta in Florence hosted a special dinner, organized in collaboration between Carlo Vischi and Andreja Lajh (Carpe Diem Club). Italian and Slovenian creativity of two great chefs – the host Stefano Santo (Restaurant Onice, Villa La Vedetta) and as guest  Matej Tomažič (Majerija) – was completed … Continue reading

Crystalized dandelion leaves with yoghurt and honey

Ingredients (for 1 person): 40 g dandelion leaves Flour, cold water Oil for frying 60 ml yoghurt Salt, pepper 10 g acacia honey Mix the flour with the cold water to get a smooth batter. Clean, wash and dry the dandelion leaves. Dip them in the water batter and fry quickly. Strain and season with … Continue reading

Interview: Matej Tomažič, Majerija, Slap (Vipava), Slovenia

Matej is very talented chef who could easily create with his knowledge and creativity a haute cuisine restaurant, but has decided to dedicate his work to tradition and so was, with strong support of his wife Nataša, born Majerija. A paradise in the heart of Vipava valley for everybody who wants to discover the true tastes … Continue reading

Triumph of Herbs – Majerija (Slap, Vipava Valley, Slovenia)

When we arrived to Majerija rain was falling and no sun was on the horizon. We were searching for the entrance after being refreshed by a shower of  raindrops and strong wind (burja/bora) which was combing the nature around the house and spreading the perfumes of herbs. The inside was warm and cosy, interior is made … Continue reading