Restaurants LD Terrace from Korčula (Korčula Island) and Boškinac from Novalja (Pag Island) have been awarded one Michelin Star each last Friday. These latest additions to Michelin’s most prestigious list are also the first restaurants on Croatian islands to earn this distinction. Other five restaurants awarded with Michelin Stars in previous years are 360° (Dubrovnik), Draga di Lovrana (Lovran), Monte (Rovinj), Noel (Zagreb) and Pelegrini (Šibenik). They all retained their stellar status in 2020, so now Croatia boasts a total of seven one-star restaurants.
This year, Croatia also got two new Bib Gourmand restaurants - Konoba Škoj (Šolta Island) and Zlatne Gorice (Varaždin Breg, Northern Croatia). Bib Gourmand is Michelin’s popular distinction awarded to restaurants offering ‘good quality, good value cooking’. This brings the total number of restaurants with this distinction to ten.
To mark the publication of the Michelin Guide Croatia 2020, Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of MICHELIN Guides, said: ‘This year’s selection reflects the positive trends on the Croatian food scene, all around the country. With a total of 70 restaurants in the Guide, Croatian cuisine is evolving and improving, especially by concentrating the energies of the chefs into selecting the best meat and vegetables from the local territories and the freshest fish from small-scale fishing.’
For more info on Croatia’s Michelin-rated restaurants, visit https://guide.michelin.com/hr/en/restaurants