Gostilna Krištof

I visited the resturant Gostilna Krištof on the weekend when I was doing a short road trip in this part of Slovenia. Resturant is recommended by several Slovenian guides. You can find their address on the end of review.  I visit the restaurant at the lunch time and about 70-80% of tables where taken. I had a reservation and table was waiting for me and my group.

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Entrance to the restaurant

Ambiance of restaurant is cozy and nice combination of traditional Slovenian design and modern design. Restaurant is divided to several rooms each having few tables.

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My table

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Ambiance

Waiter came in few minutes to us with the menu and asked us about drinks. I had sparkling water with ice which was brought in few minutes. Menu is inspired by local cuisine and is changed seasonally. They also offer 3 to 5 course tasting menus.Menu is available here, but unfortunately only in Slovene language.

I ordered Deer carpaccio for starter. For main course I had Beef Fillet with truffles and Foie gras. And for dessert I had Walnut souffle.

Lunch began with Amuse-Bouche which was their homemade Oreo cookies (not sweet) filled with Truffle’s creme cheese and homemade chips in yellow and red color. I liked the Oreo cookies they were very delicious and I liked the idea of something unique. After we where served second Amuse-Bouche which was a soup served in Espresso mug. I like again the idea of something unique. Soup was a vegetable soup and not too spiced with salt.

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First Amuse-Bouche

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Second Amuse-Bouche

After about 10 minutes starters where brought to the table. I didn’t like that starters where not brought at the same time to everyone. Starter was composition of Deer carpacio, cranberry sauce and nuts. I like the combination and harmony of both sweet and savoury flavors. Presentation was nice and artistic, I liked the empty space on the plate.

 

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Starter

After we where done with starter plates where taken away. Main course was brought in about 15 minutes. Tempo of 10-15 minutes between courses was good. I like that there is some time between the courses.

For Main course I had Beef fillet with Foie gras, croquet with mushrooms with onion jam. Beef was very delicious and soft in the center. I liked the taste and balance between savor and sweet. Main course was very delicious.

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Main Course

After we where done with our main course, plates where taken away in about 15 minutes. And service slowed down a bit. We order desserts and I choose the Walnuts Souffle with pier and Vanilla ice cream.  Before dessert they brought us a plate of chocolate cookies filled with sweet cream. They were delicious. Cookie had walnut taste and they where also shaped like walnuts.

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Pre-dessert

Dessert was a walnut Soufflé with vanilla ice cream and pier. It was delicious and different than Chocolate Soufflé. And I liked that it wasn’t too sweet.

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Dessert

After we where done with the dessert we had coffee. I had an espresso which was good. And it was time to end wonderful dinning experience at the Gostilna Krištof.

 

Rating

Food 5/5

Presentation 5/5

Service 3/5

Ambiance 5/5

Menu 5/5

Total 23/25 (9.2)

Final Toughs

Restaurant is very good, it is one of the Top 20 restaurants in Slovenia. Food is delicious and menu’s is a great combination of modern dinning with traditional and local ingredients. Menu is very extensive also offering vegan options. Service is good, waitress are friendly and attentive. Only thing I did’t like about the service was that food at starter wasn’t brought to everyone at the same time and that service slowed down later during the lunch.  I liked experience and I would recommend you to go for the road trip to visit the restaurant. It is an amazing Fine Dinning experience.

 

Contact Details

Name: Gostilna Krištof

Address: Predoslje 22, 4000 Kranj

Telephone: +386 (0)4 2341 030

Website: https://gostilnakristof.si/sl/

 

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