International restaurant guide Gault & Millau, which this year launched a Croatian version for the first time, has awarded the best culinary achievements in Croatia.
The Gault & Millau 2018 Croatia Restaurant Awards were presented last night at the launch of the Croatian version of the guide. The Croatia version presents more than 100 restaurants and wines over 300 pages in Croatian and English.
Apart from the first Croatian Chef of the Year award selected by Gault & Millau, trophies were be awarded in six other categories last night at the gala event in Zagreb.
French chef Edouard Loubet and chef Ana Roš were special guests at the ‘Culinary Oscars’ held at the Westin Hotel in the capital.
Recent Michelin star recipient Pelegrini in Sibenik took out the Restaurant of the Year award with Monte, also a Michelin star restaurant, in Rovinj.
Best Restaurant – Pelegrini (Sibenik), Monte (Rovinj)
Chef of the Year – Vjeko Basic (Konoba Boba – Murter)
Big chef of tomorrow 2018 – Ana Grgic (Esplanade Hotel Zagreb)
Chef of Traditional Cuisine 2018 – Branimir Tomasic (Mala Hiža)
Young talent 2018 – Duje Kanajet (Articok), Deni Srdoc Drage di Lovrana)
Best POP 2018 – Tea Mamut (O’s kolac- Split)
Payment Excellence Award restaurant – Fosa (Zadar)
Payment Excellence Award POP – Otto&Frank (Zagreb)
“These awards to the chefs awarded will be used as a culinary passport on the basis of which their skills and excellence will be recognized beyond Croatian borders. The Gault&Millau guide, currently present in 28 countries, has gained great respect for culinary expertise around the world,” said Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, director of Gault&Millau Croatia.