The selection for the second edition of the MICHELIN Guide Croatia has been announced. "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," states Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN guides.
Regarding Pelegrini, inspectors state that "'Rudi' Stefan, the self-taught chef/owner, puts plenty of energy into expressing the best of himself and the region, creating modern meat and fish dishes from top-quality ingredients." And at 360˚, inspectors were won over with "Classic dishes [that] are presented in a modern style."
Monte also retained its one one star from the inaugural guide.
Four new restaurants also received the Bib Gourmand distinction for offering a quality menu under the price of €35/HRK 260.
"The development of the culinary scene 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, and concepts that will be exploited in their own restaurants offering great experiences to tourists and local clients," says Ellis.
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