Idrija lace festival and Idrija žlikrofi
I have never visited Idrija lace festival so it was just a matter of time when I will go. On a sunny Sunday after a looong breakfast we hit the road towards Idrija. Since mid 19th century the town of Idrija and its surroundings have been famous for a local specialty, Idrija žlikrofi. The exact origin of this local dish has not been established. Idrija žlikrofi, potato cooked dumplings with filling (made of potatoes, minced smoked bacon, onions, spices and herbs) and of characteristic shape, is a Slovenian national dish. It takes a lot of time to make Idrija žlikrofi. It consists of several stages. The filling of Idrija žlikrofi is formed into balls of the size of a hazel nut. The dough is folded over the filling and pressed together between the balls and a sort of hat shape is gained. While attending Idria lace festival, which takes place on 2nd weekend in June, we tasted Idrija žlikrofi at the restaurant Gostilna Kos in Idrija. It is the only restaurant in Idrija which serves original Idrija žlikrofi. Mmm, they were good! You must try them as soon as possible.
Have a look at photos that Slocally captured at Idrija lace festival.
Go with us next year on Idrija lace festival!