A great period for chef Ana Roš. She has just earned three stars for her flagship restaurant, Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia. But now, she also announces her new restaurant, and more...
Determined, creative, consistent, woman with a vision. That’s the image I have for chef Ana Roš Stojan and not because of any Michelin star recognition for hers and Hisa Franko team’s efforts but because of what she represents. She’s a leader and constantly pushes her boundaries, that’s a big deal you know, especially in the food business… Yesterday, the coveted Red Guide announced that Hiša Franko, her restaurant in Kobarid, “is worth a special trip”, briefly translated in “three stars”, the highest accolade for the restaurants included in the Michelin starry sky. Amazing news but there’s more: chef Ana is about to open a new restaurant in Ljubljana in a few days with a “young dining” concept (!), she’s launching a new series of beverages, and celebrates (on October 7th) the first birthday of Pekarna Ana, her special bakery, which is - as you might already have guessed - “not another bakery”.
«It’s time for us to start walking alone in a beautiful place in the heart of Ljubljana, so at the end of September, our pop up restaurant (“Ana in Slon”) is finally moving to a real place and we are really looking forward to it. The idea is to create an easy going place for celebrations or business lunch. Ιt’s not a bistro or a fine dining restaurant but a “young dining” one, - a special term I created to describe the concept- with high quality food, seasoned with extravagant flavor notes, filtered by young spirit. The restaurant will have an open kitchen and the menu will be based on seasonal sharing dishes, the wine list will have biodynamic but “classy” selections too, the cocktails and kombuchas will be created by Anja Skrbinek».
Ana in Slon, the pop-up that Ana Roš opened in Ljubljana last February, will transform into a permanent restaurant in the coming days with a new culinary concept. And it will be called Jaz
Images of Pekarna Ana
«We are also launching our first line of gastro-sandwiches in Pekarna Ana, with quality meat cuts, selected vegetables, high mountain herbs and local kimchies. A tartelette with fig leaf powder, figs and almond, a special kind of cruffin, an excellent sourdough bread joining a range of at least 10 different ones, a focaccia with melting goat cheese and so on, are some of the bites you can have for breakfast or a quick high quality affordable lunch, with sips of kombucha beverages», Ana notes.
That’s a nice perspective of fine eating!
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Born in Athens, Greece, in 1981, freelance food journalist and photojournalist with professional experience as a cook for almost a decade. She's a contributor at several magazines, and, when she doesn't travel, she works on culinary video concepts and digs in anything that has to do with food science. LinkedIn: @eleftheria-vasiliadi. Instagram: @eleftheria_vasiladi
Valter Kramar and Ana Roš, since 2002 at the helm of Hiša Franko in Staro Zelo, a hamlet of Kobarid, in Slovenia, a few minutes’ drive from the border and Cividale del Friuli