We feel priviledged to announce this upcoming collaboration with the hyper-talented Slovenian chef Ana Roš, on 8, 9, 10 December 2016. The self taught star, featured on Netflix's Chef's Table has spent the last 16 years innovating Slovenian cuisine. During this event, Ana will give our Scottish larder a twist and flair of Slovenian technique – something we are super excited to witness.
Born in Nova Gorica in 1972, Ana Roš has persued careers in athletics, international and diplomatic sciences, and while studying languages worked at restaurant Hiša Franko. It is during this period that Ana discovered her passion for food and decided to take over the kitchen in 2000.
Hiša Franko is a country house and estate in Kobarid which refuses to be a classical hotel or a fine dining restaurant. The estate is simply a place of enjoyment. Enjoyment of Slovenia's produce, its food culture, and its landscape.
A strong ambassador of Slovenian culture, Ana Roš works with food producers and ingredients from her local surroundings – her main ethos is to understand and preserve local tradition. However, rather than keeping these stagnating in time, she employs technical and scientific innovations to her cooking, keeping her traditions alive.
After taking over Hiša Franko, Ana learned how to run a kitchen from scratch. She worked hard, learning from traditional and modern cook books. With time she found her own voice - some kind of reflection emerged, of her character and femininity against the backdrop of the landscape, constantly evolving through the seasons. Ana’s cooking is characterised by the raw essence of each ingredient, her playfulness comes through in her use of surprise, contrast and texture.
Since taking over Hiša Franko, Ana has received a lot of visibility. In 2010 she was awarded ‘Manager of the Year’ by Slovenian Tourism. In 2012 she joined 'Cook it Raw Poland', a unique dining experience exploring social, cultural and environment issues. In 2015 she was part of Gelinaz grand shuffle in New York. In the same year she received The Talent award from Jeunes Restauranteurs d'Europe (JRE) and shot Netflix Chef's Table, the whole episode (S2 E5) is focussed on Ana and Hiša Franko.
It is a great honour to welcome Ana Roš to Edinburgh Food Studio for three nights of delights. Dinner commences at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £42, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35.
To book the “Neighbouring Mountain” dinner on either 8, 9, 10 December email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 258 0758. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.