As of today, Croatia is richer by three restaurants with the prestigious Michelin star. The restaurants Nebo (Rijeka), Alfred Keller (Mali Lošinj) and Agli Amici (Rovinj) have been awarded one Michelin star, announced the Croatian National Tourist Board.
The restaurants Pelegrini (Šibenik), 360º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Noel (Zagreb), Draga di Lovrana (Lovran), Boškinac (Novalja) and LD Terrace (Korčula) have kept their stars.
“For the entire Croatian gastronomic scene, the awarding of the prestigious Michelin labels under the circumstances of the global coronavirus pandemic is an exceptional success. This is very important for Croatian tourism because our country now has a total of 10 Michelin-starred restaurants, or a total of 79 restaurants with some of the labels of this prestigious gastronomic guide,” said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić.
“This is a confirmation of the quality of Croatian gastronomy, ie our overall tourist offer in this segment, which is one of the main motives for coming for many travel enthusiasts around the world. The presence of our country in MICHELIN guides represents for us additional promotion and visibility, but also motivation in our efforts to make Croatia a prominent and internationally recognized gastronomic destination,” he added, sending sincere congratulations to all awarded and distinguished restaurants.
“Croatia is a particularly interesting destination that allows travelers and gourmets to enjoy authentic and diverse gastronomic experiences. The country offers local chefs with local products of exceptional quality, which makes them surpass themselves day by day,” said Gwendal Poullennec, Michelin's international director of guides.
“The last few months have been difficult for your country, not only because of the health crisis, but also because of the earthquake. Despite all the challenges, the Croatian culinary scene is growing, especially on the coast and in the capital. Our inspectors were able to detect professionals who are passionate and committed to their country,” he noted.
In addition to the above, the Bib Gourmand list includes seven more restaurants, the restaurants Konoba Mate (Korčula), Dunav (Ilok), Konoba Fetivi (Split), Izakaya by Time (Zagreb), Vuglec Breg (Krapina), Konoba Malo Selo (Buje) and Alla Beccaccia (Valbandon). Thus, Croatia today boasts a total of 13 restaurants with this Michelin label, which is awarded to restaurants that offer quality menus at affordable prices.
We add that the new edition of the Michelin guide for Croatia for 2021 includes the new Michelin Green Star label, which was awarded to Zinfandel’s restaurant (Zagreb). It is a label awarded to restaurants that are especially dedicated to gastronomy that is sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The new labels are the result of a secret tour of Croatian restaurants by professional Michelin inspectors, the globally most important and most recognized guide for restaurants on whose pages the list for Croatia was published, according to the Croatian National Tourist Board.
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