Croatia is richer for two more restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star as of today. Actually, Boškinac (Novalja) and LD Terrace (Korčula) Restaurants have been awarded a MICHELIN star each, whereas Pelegrini (Šibenik),360º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Noel (Zagreb), and Draga di Lovrana (Lovran) Restaurants have retained their stars. Additionally, Bib Gourmand list has been complemented with two more restaurants, enabling Croatia to boast of 70 restaurants with the MICHELIN symbols as of today. That is the result of anonymous visits paid by professional MICHELIN inspectors, globally the most important and recognised restaurant guide, whose webpage provides a list for Croatia.
Boškinac; Photo:Dino Stanin/Pixsell
“We are extremely proud that as of today, Croatia has in total seven restaurants with the prestigious MICHELIN star, and that Novalja and Korčula have been added to Croatian destinations with an authentic and high-quality gastronomic offer. MICHELIN is the world’s synonym for excellence in gastronomy and Croatia is a country of superb gastronomic offer, which is becoming an ever more important motivation for the arrival as well as return of visitors to a destination. I am convinced in perfect promotional effects of all MICHELIN symbols, serving as an encouragement to further develop and cherish our autochthonous tastes," said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, expressing sincere congratulations to all awarded and distinguished restaurants, especially to owners and employees of Boškinac and LD Terrace, whose work and creativity have been recognised by the MICHELIN inspectors.
The International Director of the MICHELIN Guide, Gwendal Poullennec, has also commented the selection of Croatian restaurants and Croatian gastronomy at the official MICHELIN webpage .
LD Terrace; Photo: Grgo Jelavic/Pixsell
This year, MICHELIN Bib Gourmand symbols are awarded to Konoba Škoj (Šolta) and Zlatne Gorice (Varaždin Breg), with the last year's restaurants Batelina (Banjole), Konoba Vinko (Konjevrate), Agava (Zagreb) and TAČ (Zagreb). This symbol is awarded to restaurants which offer high-quality menus at affordable prices.
“New MICHELIN’s recognitions confirm the way Croatian gastronomic scene is developing from one year to another, and award all those who continually work on the improvement of the quality of preparation, presentation, and creation of the overall gastronomic experience. Croatia has continuously been developing the image of a recognisable gastronomic destination, based on the extreme diversity of regional gastronomic identities. According to the research of Food Travel Monitor, as many as 93 percent of tourists have taken part in a “special experience related to food and drink” during their tourist visit, which points that almost all tourists are interested in gastronomy as a content. That is why we will pay special attention to oeno-gastronomy in the next strategic period, connecting producers and restaurant owners, stronger branding and additional positioning of Croatia as the new gastronomic icon of Europe,” said the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli .
Photo: Grgo Jelavic/Pixsell