Cher Tiu?s Slovenian dream come true
Slovenia was a dream destination for Cheryl Tiu ever since she was 18 years old.
The daughter of Highlands co-founder is savouring every moment in Slovenia, discovering their natural wines and unique grapes, exploring Soca River/Kozjak Waterfalls at the Soca Valley.
She shrieks with delight at Frika, a Slovenian ?pizza? made from potatoe roesti and four kinds of cheese. She lodges at Hi?a Franko, the family home and restaurant of World’s Best Female Chef 2017 Ana Ro? and Valter Kramer ? where the Ernest Hemingway reportedly wrote his novel, ?A Farewell to Arms.?
Happy dreaming, Cher!
My 1st bite into this Slovenian “pizza” & I was like “OMFG!!!!” ??? (*F = freakin’, btw. ?) Frika is made from potato roesti & 4 kinds of cheese ????, and only found in the Soca Valley/ Kobarid area of Slovenia– where Hi?a Franko is located. ? This was a special one made by World’s Best Female Chef 2017 Ana Ro? at her Hi?a Franko (it is SO SOOOOO GOOOOD!!!) but she serves it at her casual (traditional) restaurant Hi?a Polonka in Kobarid as well. An excellent reason to travel here!!! Swipe left to see what a slice of this amazing cheesy goodness looks like!!!???
Hi?a, in Slovenian, means “house,” and Hi?a Franko is not only the restaurant of World’s Best Female Chef 2017 Ana Ro? and Valter Kramer, but also their family’s home. ?? (Built in 1868, Ernest Hemingway was said to have written “A Farewell to Arms” here as well!) ? On our 1st night in this beautiful country, we were invited to dine inside Valter’s private wine cellar to try local dishes from the Soca Valley region– say hello to the English roast beef, which is served at their casual Hi?a Polonka restaurant in the neighboring city of Kobarid– paired with natural, biodynamic Slovenian wines that Valter handpicked himself.??? What a precious experience!??? Swipe left for a little tour. ? ? The “real” Hi?a Franko dishes & wines coming soon on my next posts. ???? #hisafranko #anaros #valterkramer #worlds50best #chefstable #netflix #JRE #socavalley #slovenia #ifeelsLOVEnia #50besttastemaker #cheryltiutravels #cheryltiuslovenia