Pr’Potic lies parallel to the bar-lined river in Ljubljana which tends to attract many tourists, particularly in the summer months. Instead, this restaurant is quieter but enjoyed by locals. Inside are about twenty tables, dressed in white and red tablewear, and outside there is seating for about 40 people. The menu is not vast but does boast some wonderful and traditional Slovene dishes and the service makes a meal at this restaurant worth every Euro cent.
The first time I sampled wild boar was at Hotel Toplice on Lake Bled in 2004 while staying there for my sister’s wedding. I was excited to be given the opportunity to eat wild boar again, this time roasted rather than smoked, at Pr’Potic. The wild boar was accompanied by a rich, warming, juniper sauce and bread dumpling and the generous portion ensured one is left feeling particularly stuffed! In addition, the sauce contained a hearty, intensely flavoured cured meat.
It was also good to see Ljubljanski Krožnik on the menu, a plate consisting of turkey, chicken and veal. The mixed meat plate was served with a portion of polenta and grilled vegetables. The vegetables were crunchy and full of flavour and the meats were tender and moist.
Despite being rather large, rich plates of food which one would normally enjoy accompanied by a red wine such as syrah, the Tilia Sivi Pinot, Vipavska Dolina, 13.5% vol., 2007, a white domestic wine, was refreshing, palette cleansing and cut through the intense flavours of the food perfectly. At present time a meal for two, with wine and water costs roughly 55 Euros. Both a specials and lunch menu are available. Booking is recommended.
Stari Trg 21
Tel: +386 (0)1 425 43 37