While staying in Ljubljana, I took some time to visit a restaurant called Slon 1552. It’s at the Best Western hotel in the city center. Walking past the restaurant a few days prior, I was intrigued by the styling of the interior. Congratulations to whoever designed the restaurant! It’s magnificent and super easy to find because it’s just next to the town square.
The chef was obviously working very hard to create something different and unique. You can tell that presentation of the food came very high in their priorities because all of the dishes were quite beautiful.
Starting the meal off was a glass of Sinefinis Rosé Brut. Shortly after, it was onto the first course which was a single scallop. I really enjoyed the presentation of this dish but the scallop itself was not overly exciting.
Moving forward into the meal and a few more glasses of wine later, I would like to discuss the most unique dish of the menu. This was one which had shrimp, raspberries and bacon. I have never had this combination before. It may sound strange, but it actually tastes quite amazing and refreshing. Good to keep the mouth guessing.
For dessert, we went with a white chocolate and strawberry cake which really hit the spot. Accompanying the cake was a Slovenian dessert wine which paired effortlessly. How tasty!
The restaurant was a delight to visit. The staff was good throughout the evening and I love the design of the dining room. The food had it’s high points and then some midpoints. That being said, the meal was good overall. Yes, some of the dishes could use a little improvement but left Pierre satisfied, especially when considering the restaurant as a whole. At the end of the day, I did enjoy my evening at Slon 1552.
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 6.9
Value - 7
Feng Shui - 8.4
Convenience - 9
Service - 8.3
5, Nazorjeva ulica
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