Dine the Slovenia way with Skuhna

 

Skuhna is a social business initiative empowering migrants by providing them with training and work opportunities while bridging the information gap between the local populace and migrant communities through cultural and educational activities.

 

Skuhna Restaurant

It had been a long day of exploring Slovenia; Bled castle and Lake, Vintgar Gorge and Ljubljana city and Castle. Big Berry with the help of Visit Ljubljana had arranged for us bloggers to experience Ljubljana and explore the hidden beauties of the city. We started exploring the aforementioned areas after my arrival at Ljubljana airport around 11am and it wasn’t until 5-6pm that we sat down to have our long-awaited lunch.

Don’t get me wrong, Big Berry didn’t starve us, we had stopped in Bled to try out Bled cake called Kremna Rezina and it was absolutely delicious. 

skuhna restaurant

Locating Skuhna was no easy feat as it is slightly hidden from the hustling and bustling of the restaurants and shops facing the Ljubljana river, instead you can locate it by finding perśern square and it’s 5 minutes walk to the restaurant. We visited Skuhna on a Thursday night, usually on Thursday around 7pm they have debate night called Skuhna talk but unfortunately due to other events happening there was no debate that night so we couldn’t participate in this forum. One thing I loved about Skuhna is that they change menus daily – when we arrived its Indian night. The menus are replicated every week (dedicate a meal to a specific country) but not repeated during the week i.e if Monday is Slovenian means Slovenia meal won’t be served again across the week. This way you get to experience different and authentic cuisines from around the world.

 

The menus always take the design of; starter – Soup (there is a choice of soup), Main dish (vegan option available) with side: rice, salad or bread. Sweets – desserts (from the country of the day)

Skuhna – means world cuisine (the Slovenian way).

The business was opened 2 years ago but has been running independently as a restaurant for a year now. As mentioned above it is a social business, the only establishment supporting immigrants in Slovenia and helping to connect immigrants together with the locals by teaching them skills that help them to get hired in other jobs in Slovenia.

Skuhna

They participate in cooking shows (Friday) in the city centre which is doing really well and supporting the restaurant business.The business also offers Student discount – students get coupons which they use to pay half price in restaurants in Ljubljana.

The restaurant was quite upon our arrival due to activities happening in the city (it was the world silk day), we had the pleasure of having the chef to ourselves and our host was very welcoming. We got to meet one of the owners of Skuhna restaurant who gave us a brief introduction of Skuhna and it’s purpose in Slovenia. As it was Indian night, I knew I needed a masala or sort but then figured I needed to try something new. Unfortunately I was too hungry to take pictures, it had been a long day after all and though the food didn’t take long to be prepared and served it was long enough for my hungry self.

skuhna

The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxing, we sat and chatted for a couple of hours before we moved on to our next adventure on the long list of things Big Berry had kindly arranged for us to visit to get the full experience of Slovenia. It was an amazing adventure exploring Slovenia and tasting some indian dishes served with Slovenia love. Thank you Big Berry for arranging this visit to Skuhna restaurant and thanks Skuhna for the warm welcome and delicious foods.

If you’re ever in Ljubljana and looking for a nice cosy restaurant with delicious tasting food then look no further than Skuhna. Find them on: Facebook and check out their website.

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  • I absolutely love Slovenia – Ljubljana is one of my favourite cities! So stunning 🙂

    • It is so stunning, I can’t seem to get enough of it

  • that sounds a great initiative and good to know the food is good too. R

    • It is, thanks for stopping by

  • I love the sound of this place – it sounds really authentic x

    • It is and I just love the initiative and creativity

  • It sounds amazing. I’m doing a Taste the World challenge, cooking a meal from every part of the world, although I didn’t get the chance of cooking so much in the last months. This restaurant would be perfect for me, to get inspiration.

    • What a lovely challenge and yes the restaurant would just amazing I think

  • It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time and I love the decor in this place x

    • I did thank you Rachel, it was wonderful

  • This looks like a lovely restaurant – I would love to go one day soon x

  • What a fabulous concept! And certainly a great way of melding cultures and cuisines together. I would love to give it a go x

    • Absolutely, it’s a great initiative

  • It sounds like a great place! I have always wanted to go to Slovenia.

    • You should it’s an amazing place

  • I love the sound of the menu. The food sounds good.

    • Even without pictures of the food the menu still sounds amazing due to the variety of it all

  • I loved visiting Slovenia, Ljubljana is just a lovely city, not like most capitals at all 🙂
    But this sound like a great place to visit, when I am next in ljb!

    • I agree it’s not like other capitals (in a good way). I can not wait to go back

  • This looks such a great place, and what a brilliant concept too. Kaz x

    • Yes, its an amazing restaurant and great initiative

  • Looks like such a lovely place to visit, I would love to go one day 🙂 x

  • Great that there’s a vegan option available, it’s good that special diets are gaining more recognition.

    • So true, I was impressed by that too as slowly all the restaurants are making sure a vegan option is available

  • I’ve done the ‘eat before pics’ thing before as well -sometimes hunger just comes first, right?

    • Absolutely, hunger took control and I have no regrets lol. This just means I should go back and try the food again

  • Shukna’s initiatives are just great. I love how they do each thru creative cuisines. 🙂

    • I agree, it’s such a great initiative and a worthy cause

  • It’s awesome that you were able to check this place out. It’s cool that one of the owners came out to meet you guys!

    • It sure was and glad we met one of the owners

  • Loving the decor of this restaurant, I also like their stance on supporting immigrants. Haha, I know the feeling of being too hungry, pictures don’t even come to mind. x

    • Thanks luv
      When hungry strikes forget being a blogger I am gonna eat first and think later about pictures

  • I love the idea of this, what a fab enterprise and a great way to experience different cultures! <3

  • What a lovely place! We would love to visit and explore Slovenia! 🙂
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  • Oohh what a lovely restaurant – I love a good relaxing vibe when I’m on holiday 🙂

    • Same and I loved this restaurant and everything they do