Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia) from 10 Best Restaurants in the Eastern Mediterranean Slideshow

10 Best Restaurants in the Eastern Mediterranean Slideshow

Hiša Franko
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Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

Just outside Kobarid — the mountain-ringed town that, under its Italian name of Caporetto, figures in Ernest Hemingway's classic A Farewell to Arms — lies Hiša Franko, a renowned gostilna (Slovenian bistro) helmed by Ana Roš and her husband Valter Kramar, whose father owned the place originally. Today, Kramar oversees the cellar stocked with mostly Slovenian wines as well as local cheeses, charcuterie, and honey; Roš' homemade marmalades; and Slovenian and Croatian olive oils. Roš meanwhile creates a menu of hearty modern Slovenian dishes that might include venison tartare with crispy fennel and apple salad; rabbit loin stuffed with pistachio and sage in chocolate sauce; saddle of wild rabbit with vegetables, celery purée, and ginger and prune sauce; or fresh fig salad with spiced red-wine sauce and white chocolate foam.