Before starting with the Gourmet Ljubljana Food tour on 16 March during the European Food Summit in Ljubljana, I passed by Odprta Kuhna and it already looked impressive. I decided to skip breakfast there anyway, as I didn’t know what the upcoming food tour had in store for me. The last course of the Gourmet Ljubljana Crawl, dessert, was served at the Odprta Kuhna food market which for the occasion of kicking off the new season took place from 10:00 – 21:00 at Križanke instead of at the regular location: Pogačarjev Square, where it takes place the rest of the season. Križanke (Poletno gledališče Križanke) is an outdoor theatre and one of the most popular open air venues for performing arts in Ljubljana, set up inside the courtyard of the former Monastery of the Holy Cross. It is located at French Revolution Square (Trg francoske revolucije). I had never been inside before this day and I will keep an eye on their program, because the setting is beautiful. I had the privilege of witnessing the sunset from the theatre and it was magical.
Odprta Kuhna, which translates into Open Kitchen, has always been one of my favorite food markets; I’ve been visiting since the first edition in 2013 and it’s not only getting bigger, but also better every season. If you’re in Slovenia on a sunny Friday from early spring to late fall, do pass by. From this year Odprta is also to be found in different Slovenian cities, have a look at their site HERE.