Throughout the past century Hiša Franko has changed many roles. Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway, having been wounded on the Isonzo Front, recovered in this very house. In a room overlooking the courtyard he is said to have written passages of his famous A Farewell to Arms. Be as it may, Hiša Franko was a roadside inn, a village mill, a countryside mansion, a hospital during the First World War, a huge agricultural estate, and now finally the Hiša Franko of today, which refuses to be a classical hotel or a fine dining restaurant. It is simply – Hiša Franko. Our home, your home. An enchanting countryside house & estate where three generations of the family live each on their own floor. Behind the house lies a sprawling herb, flower and vegetable garden, and beside it a lively murmuring creek, home to our small pod of trout.
The World’s Best Female Chef 2017 is the incredible Ana Roš. She took on the kitchen at Hiša Franko with no culinary training, no experience in running a restaurant and no real desire to give up her ambitious career plans. Almost 20 years later, she has put Slovenia on the gastronomic map, starred in her own episode of Netflix’s hit series Chef’s Table, and been voted by her peers as The World’s Best Female Chef.