Croatia has three new Michelin star restaurants after the latest gastro guide was unveiled today. The restaurants Nebo in Rijeka, Alfred Keller on Mali Lošinj and Agli Amica in Rovinj were all awarded one Michelin star. Whilst the restaurants Boškinac in Novalja, LD Terrace on Korčula, Pelegrini in Šibenik, 360º in Dubrovnik, Monte in Rovinj, Noel in Zagreb and Draga di Lovrana in Lovran kept their stars.
"For the entire Croatian gastronomic scene, the awarding of the prestigious Michelin stars in the circumstances of the global corona virus 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 a label from this prestigious gastronomic guide,” commented the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic.
He added that “This is a confirmation of the quality of Croatian gastronomy, i.e. our overall tourist offer in this segment, which is one of the main motives for many travel enthusiasts around the world. For us, the presence of our country in Michelin guides represents additional promotion and visibility, but also motivation in our efforts to make Croatia a prominent and internationally recognized gastronomic destination.”
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 in Zagreb. It is a label awarded to restaurants that are especially dedicated to gastronomy that is sustainable and environmentally friendly.
"Croatia is a particularly interesting destination that allows travellers and gourmets to enjoy authentic and diverse gastronomic experiences. The country offers local chefs local products of exceptional quality, which makes them surpass themselves day by day,” commented Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of MICHELIN.
The new stars are the result of a secret tour of Croatian restaurants by professional inspectors from Michelin, the most important and most recognized guide globally for restaurants.