ST. MARTIN’S DAY
St. Martin’s day or Feast of St. Martin is a Slovene traditional holiday that celebrates the turning of must into wine. Up until that day must is considered to be impure, when blessed, it turns into true“pure” wine. This year, we invite you to spend the celebration of wine, as called in popular tradition,in Špacapan’s company.
Martin feast will be spent in good company of Martin menu, prepared exclusively for this occasion. It combines the best homemade ingredients, special chemistry of our kitchen crew, and excellent wine.
Welcoming snack with breadsticks and leavened bread made from different types of homemade stone-ground flour
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Carpaccio made from young beef from Karst region, seasonal vegetables, fresh Zidarič cow cheese, caviar made from Špacapan ribolla vinegar, dried polenta, and juniper mayonnaise
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ŠELINKA (celery soup)
Celery, stalk celery, carrots, cigar with krodiga (pig skin sausage) made from krškopolje pig, three-colored puree and clear celery soup
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VISIT OF THE CELLAR AND TRADITIONAL BAPTISM OF YOUNG WINE
Visit of the cellar, traditional baptism of young wine, presentation of our products
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Reduced whey with scorched cauliflower, Karst venison ravioli, dried egg yolk, and cornel jam
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Roast duck, homemade mlinci (pasta tatters) with cracknels and sarma (cabbage roll) with pancetta
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Strudel (apple pie) à la Špacapan
We’ll experience the unique highlight of St. Martin’s day in the Miro cellar where Ago is going to describe how good wine is made and many other homemade products. The visit of the cellar will have a fitting end for St. Martin’s day – baptism of wine. After baptism of must, which will symbolically render it a true young wine, that we will then use for a tasting. Then we will return to the upstairs area where we will finish our culinary journey created by St. Martin and Špacapan House team.
As the number of available tables is limited, we invite you to make a reservation today, after all, you can experience the St. Martin’s day only from 9 to 18 November, at 12.00 and 7.00PM. You can reserve your table by calling us on +386 (0)30 226 390, writing us on firstname.lastname@example.org filling out the form below:
We also propose that don’t finish your experience after just one day, but rather choose to take a whole weekend for yourselves. We still have a few rooms available only for those who will participate in the Feast of St. Martin. Make sure you won’t miss the last one available.
Shortly about St. Martin’s day
Although today the St. Martin’s day is celebrated mostly as Christian holiday, its roots go way back before the period of Christianity. During the autumn celebrations, our pagan ancestors used to thank gods for rich harvest and askedthem for prosperity in the next year. The Church didn’t abolish the holiday due to its popularity, but rather chose to connect it to St. Martin.
St. Martin was born on the territory of today’s Hungary in 4th century. Although he became a Roman solider just like his father, he dedicated his life to poor people. In France, where he performed his military service, his fellow citizens elected him bishop of Tours.
Yet for another year, the Špacapan House will celebrate the days when the must turns to wine. Celebrate with our 6 course Martin menu that offers an exclusive visit of the cellar and the baptism of young wine.