This year's installment includes a total of 62 restaurants, nearly double the 34 establishments included in last year's inaugural guide. Particularly of note, Pelegrini and 360° both gained one star.
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.
View the full list of restaurants here.
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