ZAGREB, 16 December 2019 – The new Michelin Guide for Croatia is due to be released in mid-February 2020 and according to information circulating in professional circles in recent days, Croatia will likely receive two, if not three more Michelin starred restaurants.
Currently there are five restaurants with a Michelin star in Croatia. Earlier this year, Noel in Zagreb and Draga di Lovrana in Lovran met the strict criteria to join Monte in Rovinj, Pelegrini in Šibenik and 360 in Dubrovnik as Michelin starred restaurants.
When the Michelin Guide is released in February, the Croatian capital is expected to be bolstered with another Michelin starred restaurant, whilst Michelin stars could also be awarded to two restaurants on the coast.
“The most obvious contenders for the new stars are certainly Cap Aureo in Rovinj and Zinfandel’s in Zagreb, but Michelin’s inspectors often surprise. It is more important to emphasise that the inspectors finally visited Kvarner this year, where they shared more recommendations,” Kult Plave Kamenice writes.
All the restaurants in Croatia which received Michelin stars experienced increase in traffic and made them internationally recognisable as a result. Two or three new Michelin stars will help play a significant role in promoting Croatian tourism.