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Murray's search of potica leads him to First Lady's birthplace

Sevnica, 7 June - The search for potica, made famous by the pope and America's Slovenian-born First Lady last month, has led Hollywood actor Bill Murray to Melania Trump's brithplace, a small town east of Ljubljana, where he got more than he bargained for. In addition to the traditional Slovenian dessert, he was treated to a feast of local delicacies.

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Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Sevnica
Hollywood actor Bill Murray visits Sevnica, the birthplace of US First Lady Melania Trump.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

Murray, the face of Slovenia Vodka in the United States, could not leave the table until he had tried a range of First Lady-branded specialities, such as Melania cake, as well as wines from the Sevnica Castle cellar and salamis made by the locals.

Well fed, the actor told the press that potica did not disappoint and that its reputation was well-deserved. As for Melania cake, he said it was "very artistic". "I was very impressed by the cake, I couldn't make it myself."

All in all, the food was good as were the wines and the actor, whose visit to the country has been full of gourmet stops, praised traditional Slovenian cuisine and the hospitality of its people.

Murray also visited the capital Ljubljana and swam in the iconic Lake Bled. He visited Slovenia at the invitation of American chef Peter Kelly and Emil Gaspari, a Slovenian businessman working in the US.

The pair had come up with the idea for buckwheat-based Slovenia Vodka and signed up Bill Murray, who went on to become a partner in the joint venture.

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