The latest Michelin Guide is out and the good news is that all of the ten Croatian restaurants that have already been awarded a star have kept them. These are restaurants Pelegrini (Šibenik), 360º (Dubrovnik), Monte (Rovinj), Noel (Zagreb), Draga di Lovrana (Lovran), Boškinac (Novalja), LD Terrace (Korčula), Nebo (Rijeka), Alfred Keller (Mali Lošinj) and Agli Amici (Rovinj).
In addition to 10 restaurants with a Michelin star, Croatia also boasts two restaurants with the Michelin Green Star label, which are now carried by Zinfandel’s (Zagreb) and Konoba Mate (Korčula).
"Today, Croatia can boast of a total of 84 restaurants bearing one of the prestigious MICHELIN labels. Considering that their system of awarding labels and recommendations is a complex, and very secretive process, this is great news and a great success for Croatian restaurants, to whose owners and staff I extend my sincere congratulations,” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić.
"Taking into account that food and beverages in the global tourism market are among the main motives for travel, our new Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development until 2030 identifies great potential for exploiting synergies and further planned development in eno-gastronomy, which we want to base on authentic offer food and drink. Our top chefs are putting Croatia on the gastronomic map of the world with their successes and I congratulate them on that,” commented the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac.
The new stars and recommendations are the result of a secret tour of Croatian restaurants by professional inspectors from Michelin, globally the most important and most recognized guide for restaurants.