Trnulja’s Ecological Culinary Art
»»All you eat is … love«
(Rudolph van Veen); (Rudolph van Veen); From the book of impressions, when visiting the Trnulja Estate in June 2013
Simple things are those that give life its timbre. To relax the eye on the mist above the Ljubljanica River, on its banks, on the dark red carpet of the marshy drooping tulips or the gentle fly of the butterflies; an unforgettable experience. And it is therefore surely an unforgettable experience to enjoy the culinary delights at the Trnulja Estate, where a large dining room, with a fireplace with its scented wood creates a pleasant ambience for this unuque experience.
Healthy meals that have a beneficial effect on the well being are prepared exclusively from domestic organic products and inspired by the old Slovenian cooking recipes. The secret of tasting a meal is always in the details, in the ingredients, in their symbiosis, so all our senses may delight in the newly discovered dimensions of absolute pampering. The delicious meals on Trnulja are creations that Urša, your hosts and the chef mix with creativity and love.
From the Field to the Table
Our suppliers are wonderful people who faithfully and decisively swear on nature-friendly farming.
Our kitchen is something special, not in the least because of the talking that can be heard coming from it. Each time it is the chief cook who, with a sincere encouragement starts the conversation. It is followed by a gentle simmering that transforms itself into a loud bubbling or calm sizzling… all so specially precious, all elements in harmony; a respectful answer to the artist with a cooking spoon.
More than 50% of the ingredients we produce ourselves, the rest is bought. All must have an ecological certificate, including the beverages. Our suppliers are wonderful people who faithfully and decisively swear on nature-friendly farming. Together with them we have completed a green circle, which not only provides for a highly controlled ecological routes, but it also transmits our heartbeat and powerful energy.
The restaurant at the Trnulja Estate is not traditional one. We are participants of the “Tastes of Ljubljana” project and serve dishes specific to this area but they are prepared in modern ways of ecological ingredients of local origin. Ljubljana’s cuisine is characterized by its diversity of ingredients. The menu is kept up-to-date. Our colourful plates with variations of served dishes are a persuasive description of the seasons. We are also known for a varied choice of vegetarian dishes.
At the Trnulja Organic Estate, you can relax in a pleasant homely ambience with a fireplace, while at the same time re-discover home-made local dishes.
We are happy to cook for you on Fridays and Saturdays from 12.00 till 20.00 and on Sundays from 12.00 to 18.00 hours. Please note that reservations are mandatory. You can view the current menu here.
Groups are welcome from Monday to Sunday by prior arrangement (with a minimum number of 20 adult guests and a maximum number 60 persons). We will be happy to meet all of your wishes and needs and will do our best for your pleasure, creating for you an experience that will remain in your memory for a long time.
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Cold cuts (home made salami and sausages, different kinds of cheese seasonal vegetable and spreads)
Goat prosciutto with roasted apple slices and Trnulja’s chutney
Donkey carpaccio with cheese slices cheese and salad
Beetroot slices with walnut oil
Goat sausage with egg and apple horseradish
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Clear goat soup with pancakes and vegetables
Pumpkin creme soup
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Gnocchi with mushroom sauce
hemp pasta with chestnut sauce
Salad plate with tofu
Wheatmeal dumplings with bean sauce
Trout file in hemp seeds and buchwheat porrige with mushrooms
Grilled chicken breasts with cueey sauce with carrot and polenta
Veal steak in a mustard sauce with dumplings
Pork roast in a plum sauce with buchwheat dumpling
Young pork livers with grapes and sidedish
Salad platter with stripes of chicken breasts or pork meat
Buckwheat ”štruklji” (dumplings) with walnuts and honey
Plum dumpling with cinnamon
Carrot cake with marmelade and chocolate
Spoon ”potica” with walnuts and honey
Souffle without gluten in a plum sauce and chocolate
Pear pie with almonds
Cheese platter with fresh seasonal fruit
Organic Cooking Workshops
An excuse you have probably heard innumerable times. Have you ever thought about the possibility that sometimes only cooking fantasy and skills are lacking in preparing home-made, healthy and at the same time quick culinary meal?
Courses and workshops in preparing healthy home-made food take place at Trnulja Estate. Together with Urša, your host, you will recapture and test forgotten recipes. You will learn how to prepare fast but healthy meals. Also, we will not forget the baking of home-made pastry.
Workshops are conducted in the afternoons and last from 4 up to 5 hours. Up to eight persons can participate at the same time.
You are kindly invited to join our culinary brigade!
Why Are We Different and Better?
Trnulja Estate represents the way we live, reflects our coexistence with nature which we respect very much. It is a reflection of our life philosophy, that we would be delighted to share with you.
DO NOT MISS!
MONDAY – SUNDAY
for groups by prior arrangement.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY: 12.00-20.00
SUNDAY: 12.00 – 18.00
(ecological lunches – booking obligatory, sales of our own products)