Matsunoki restaurant on the Croatian island of Lošinj has won the “Best of Award of Excellence” award and the label of two wine glasses from leading US magazine Wine Spectator.
The Best of Award of Excellence recognizes wine programs that go a step further and offer both vintage depth and regional breadth, with most wine territories represented.
“The wine list at Matsunoki promotes Croatian native varietals from Graševina, aged Malvasia Istriana, to Pošip, Grk, Teran and Plavac Mali and it elevates the whole offering bringing to the tables new sensibility and innovative trends. Matsunoki wine list progressive approach brings to the guests organic, biodynamic and vegan producers, cool-climate regions wines without missing out to pay tribute to the tradition offering quite a wide representation both in standard and larger formats of well-established producers from Champagne,” the restaurant says.
Matsunoki wine list includes 476 entries and an inventory of 2230 bottles.
Wine Spectator is a leading authority in the world of wine whose print edition is read by over 3 million people worldwide. Since 1981, the magazine has awarded prizes in three categories to restaurants with the best wine lists. From lowest to highest are the Award of Excellence, The Best Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. Its experts blindly taste and evaluate more than 15,000 different wines a year.
Matsunoki is a Japanese fusion restaurant located in the luxury Hotel Bellevue in Čikat Bay on Lošinj that combines indigenous Japanese foods with fresh Mediterranean ingredients from local organic farming. The restaurant features a sushi bar and an open kitchen that gives guests the opportunity to have a look at the food preparation process.
Chef Saša Pribičević, famous for his long-standing experience in some of the best Asian restaurants in Croatia, prepares exotic and interesting meals using modern culinary techniques.