Sonia Scrima Skakich
Pure enchantment! Lifetime experience with Dr. Fungi...
My husband and I had truly lifetime experiences with Lado, both in group and private tours.
The truffle hunting tour is an all day delight. It includes a truffle hunt with a personable and informative truffle hunter and her gentle truffle hunting dog, a tasting tour of a local winery and their vineyards, lunch at the winery with the friendly owners, with delicious Slovenian smoked ham, sausages, and cheese starter plates, refreshing elderberry flower juice and the exquisite wines of the site, followed by group preparation of an out- of -this -world delicious pasta dish, with an astonishing quantity of truffles. All located on a verdant hillside, with a panorama view of the valley below and the opportunity to meet other friendly folks from all over the world (South Africa and Germany on our tour). What a perfect day!
We also did forest tours with Lado, which were the highlight of our trip, as forest lovers. We hiked the pristine pine forest of Pokjluka, in the foothills of the Julian Alps, a cathedral of tall pines, aplendor in moss, mushrooms, small blueberry bushes, alpine flowers and tiny frogs. After our hike we enjoyed a sumptuous feast at a nearby restaurant that serves Slovenian food and wild game. We also hiked with Lado in the rolling meadow trails and awesomely healthy mixed pine and deciduous forests near Katarina and St Jacob, with a view of Ljubljana in the valley below, as well as the riverside forest of Iska Vas, near Ljubljana. Lado's knowledge of and delight in the flowering herbs, trees, and mushrooms will become your delight , as you experience the majesty and magic of vibrantly healthy forest ecosystems with him. If you go in late summer or early fall, you may be lucky enough to pick and savor the most delicious chanterelles and porcini mushrooms of Europe.
Whatever tour you choose with SLOVEenia Eat and Lado you can be sure of a truly memorable adventure in nature, fascinating conversation , and a delicious ending at the best restaurant in the area. We so are looking forward to future tours with him, including a day as a beekeeper!