What makes Hisa Franko special? Her philosophy and approach to the local environment. My dining experience at @ was not about the progression of extravagant ingredients. Rather it was an opportunity for me to get exposed to the Soca Valley in Slovenia. The message was pretty straightforward and bold. Almost every dish consisted of a local characteristic - aged local cheese; fish caught from the valley; repetitive use of apples and plums; a wine selection. There is no doubt that I indulged in local flavors and fun textures.