You can tell a lot about a country or region by its food. We recently experienced the culinary delights of Bled, Slovenia, when we ate in the restaurant located in Bled’s castle. The restaurant is contemporary and pleasant, with spectacular views out over the lake and valley. It was peaceful.
We ordered the charcuterie and cheese board, which provided a litany of yums and ahs from one end of the board to the other with an extensive sampling of dried meats, cheeses, pickles, olives, nuts, fig tapenade, and lovely rustic bread. The presentation was a work of art. One of our party ordered a large salad which was a palette of colors, textures, and tastes that raised the bar for salads to a new height.
Our main dish was a Slovenian specialty, fried chicken legs. I was curious. Having lived in the South for decades I have a pretty good idea of what fried chicken is, but this dish was something else! The chicken legs were short, extremely plump, sweet, succulent, and fried to perfection. And the mashed potatoes (again, I’m somewhat of an aficionado) were unique and delicious. Stuffed, I decided not to order the cream cake, a signature dessert for Slovenia.
The wait staff at Bled Castle Restaurant topped off the dining experience. They are very professional, pleasant, and impeccably trained. We left with full tummies and warm feelings for Bled, Slovenia.