Ana Roš - Neighbouring Mountain

Dishes: Ana Roš, Photos: Alexandra Genis, Video: Scran Media Text: Ben Reade

Ana Roš introduces her menu to EFS guests

Ana Roš introduces her menu to EFS guests

Ana Roš, chef of the acclaimed restaurant Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia has been awarded Worlds Best Female Chef 2017. On 8, 9, 10 of December 2016 (5 weeks ago) we were lucky to be joined at EFS by Ana Roš for a three night dinner series - Neighbouring Mountain.

While she was here we managed to catch this excellent short film of her preparing a traditional Slovenian dumpling - Štrukelj. 

Her menu for the night was a delightful series of carefully calculated surprises, Ana showed our guests that she's operating a next level flavour intelligence. Her dishes often sound very surprising with a mix of unexpected ingredients, which end up tasting completely logical making a lot of sense in the mouth. 

During Ana's time here we had a lot of fun, and we were very proud to share our Scottish larder with her. In Scotland we have world class ingredients - well suited to chefs of this global calibre. We have every possibility to be inspired by people like Ana, and her unfaltering work on Slovenian cuisine in pushing our own national cuisine to the next level.

Please, Join us in wishing Ana massive congratulations for this well deserved award.

Scallop, Daikon, Pumpkin Oil

Scallop, Daikon, Pumpkin Oil

Cabbages, Veal Sweetbreads and Whey

Cabbages, Veal Sweetbreads and Whey

Wild Mallard Duck, Beets in Mediterranean Garden

Wild Mallard Duck, Beets in Mediterranean Garden

Polenta, Cave Cheese, Caramelised Pork

Polenta, Cave Cheese, Caramelised Pork

Kiwi, Crispy Blood, Rose

Kiwi, Crispy Blood, Rose

21 Day Kefir, Pear, Chamomile

21 Day Kefir, Pear, Chamomile

And, because we can, here are some more photos of our excellent weekend, spent with such a legendary and skilful chef: