Resturant Grič is located in the Polhograjski Dolomiti, highlands about an hour away from Ljubljana. Resturant is an member of JRE (Jeunes Restaurateurs Europe).
View from highlands
Restaurant is small and have an cozy dinning area on the first floor with 4 tables and some more tables in the dinning area on the ground floor. When you enter the restaurant you will step in to the “Inn” area, but worry you didn’t entered the wrong restaurant. They have a separate “Fine Dinning Area” which is very cozy and quiet. Dinning room was furnished in the wood and there was also a fireplace that made warm. And I did’t like that room was a bit too warm. Chairs where also wooden in the ambiance style, but they where a bit on the hard side. I would add some pillows to them, to make them more comfortable.
Resturant Grič is offering pre-set menus from 3 to 7 courses. 3 Course menu can be customized with the verity of options for starter and main course. I decided to take their 5 course tasting menu. Menu is a continental cuisine inspired from Slovenian, French, Italian and Asian cuisine. Every dish is composed from local (even homemade) ingredients.
Foie Gras Pâté
Beef Tongue with Cima di Rapa and (egg) yolk
Aged Cabbage with sheep and goat Rockford cheese
Aged Beef with shiitake mushrooms and onions
Waitress was very professional and friendly. Service was very good and polished. About 10 minutes after the order waitress brought the Amuse-Bouche.
Amuse-Bouche was quiet extensive and was costing of:
Homemade speech and salami
Blood sausage pâté, brain pâté, chutney and mustard
Corn filled with mushroom pâté and nuts
Páte with tarragon
I liked the homemade salami and speech, they where very delicious. I was pleasantly surprised with the brain pâté, it had a taste very similar of Foie Grás one of my favorite dishes. Chutney went very well with brain pâté as well. Also Kimchi was very delicious. I liked the corn field with mushroom pâté, it was delicious. I also liked the páté with tarragon, it has a very special unquiet taste. Homemade butter was very delicious and went well with the homemade bread.
After we where done with the Amouse Bouche waitress brought us the starter.
Starter was an Foie Grás pâté with homemade apricot chutney and nuts. It was very delicious and the apricot chutney went well with the Foie Grás. Foie Grás is one of my favorite dishes.
After we where done with the starters, waitress brought us our next dish in about 15-20 minutes. This was a warm starter. It was an beef tongue with Cima di Rapa and egg yolk. Beef tongue was very delicious- I didst like the Cima di Rapa, it has a very specific taste similar to turnip or broccoli. Cima di rapa is very assimilate exactly vegetable very similar to turnip. But the combination was very good and like to try new dishes.
After about 10-15 minutes later they brought us a small pre-main course. It was an aged cabbage with Rockford cheese. It was delicious and I liked that cabbage had a bit sourly taste. Cheese went very well with the cabbage and was soft. I liked the pre-main course but I would maybe add some speck or other meat to it.
After about 20 minutes waitress brought us our main courses. I had aged beef which was accompanied with some Shiitake mushrooms and grilled onions. Steak was very juicy and grilled to the medium level as preferred. I liked the main course, it was very classical but excellent.
After we where done with main course was time for the dessert. Dessert was a kind of cremé brule with a crispy crust. It was very delicious and not to sweet. I liked the dessert, it was very good.
Together with dessert I had also an double espresso which was excellent. Together with the coffee they also brought us homemade cookies which where good.
Coffee and cookies
After the dessert was time to say “Goodbye” and to end the dinning experience at Grič restaurant.
Total 24/25 (9.6)
Grič is one of the best restaurants in the Slovenia. They are not offering an classical fine dinning but an culinary discovery experience. Menu is inspired by both local and world cuisine and build by fresh and local ingredients. Food is served very artistically and every dish is an masterpiece. Even that some dishes are very innovating they are still some classics to balance the menu. I liked the experience, it is one of the best fine dinning experiences in Slovenia.
Address: Šentjošt nad Horjulom 24d, 1354 Horjul
Telephone: +386 41 256 990
Chef: Mr. Luka Košir
Price Range: 45€ (5 course menu, excluding drinks)
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 14:00 – 22:00 (2 pm – 10 pm)
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00 (10 am – 10 pm)