Lots of guests ask me on arrival to our guesthouse Apartmaji Koman, which is the most typical slovenian dish. Slovenia has a variety of excellent dishes, but I always put slovenian famous dessert- potica first. We can say that potica is a real ambassodor of our gastronomy. There is an anectode that promoted our potica greatly worldwide. It was in 2017 when former US president Trump and his slovenian wife Melania visited the Pope in Vatican and the Pope asked Mrs. Melania if she serves her husband potica.Because every visitor should taste a piece of potica when visiting Slovenia, we serve all our guests at Apartmaji Koman a piece of walnut potica, made form a local bakery from walnuts that grow in our garden.
What is potica?
Potica is a traditional slovenian dessert and was once a typical cermonial dish, served at Christmas and Easter. Today potica is served on most slovenian holidays and celebrations. It is a festive dessert, popular throughout Slovenia and even outside its borders where Slovenian expats live.
Potica has represents an important element of festive aboundance. Also the shape- of ring cake- represents infinity, perfection and a symbl of the divine. It is a very rich cake, therefore served on special occasions. It is also a popular protocol gift.
Around 500 years old
More than 120 different versions of potica
A special potica is made at Bled island Potičnica cake shop and consists of hazelnuts and fig filling. In a small village near Bled, called Podbrezje, a potica with dried apple and pear is made and sent every year as a gift to the pope in Vatican.