Michelin is pleased to unveil the second selection of the MICHELIN guide Croatia, which features a total of 62 restaurants spread in the whole country.
“Our inspectors have covered the country from Istrie down to Dubrovnik, passing through the Adriatic Islands and moving to Zagreb and all the eastern Borders, and have discovered a gastronomic scene that is improving fast thanks to the influence of the Istrian and Dalmatian cuisine”
comments Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN guides.
“The development of the culinary scene also benefits from the enthusiasm and energy of a young generation of local chefs who travel and interact with European chefs, being able to capture techniques, ideas, concepts that will be exploited in their own restaurants offering great experiences to tourists and local clients”.
In this new selection, Pelegrini, located in Sibenik, earns its first MICHELIN star. In this restaurant chef Rudolf Štefan creates very interesting recipes all linked together by a strong territory base. The chef impressed the MICHELIN inspectors with his personality in all preparations, a quite cerebral cuisine winning a star for the precision of his technique and the fresh, simple and very clean taste on the palate.
360° also gains one star. In this restaurant located in Dubrovnik where dinners can enjoy a stunning view on the Harbour, the chef Marijo Curić uses innovative ideas to produce a great Mediterranean cuisine, respecting the local products and serving a modern cuisine with creative technique touches.
The MICHELIN guide Croatia also selected four Bib Gourmand, a distinction given by the inspectors to restaurants that offer good quality menu under the price of € 35/HRK 260. These addresses are nicely spread into all country : in the touristic island of Korćula with the restaurant Konoba Mate; in Split with Konoba Fetivi; in Ilok at the far east borders with the restaurant Dunav, and in Krapina, heading North from Zagreb, with the restaurant Vuglec Breg.
The selection of the MICHELIN guide Croatia 2018 is available on Michelin Travel.