Earlier this year Michelin awarded a restaurant in Croatia with a Michelin Star for the first time.
Monte in Rovinj met the strict criteria and became the first restaurant to receive the honour in Croatia.
On 3 August 2017 the restaurant’s owner and chef Danijel Đekić was presented with the Michelin Star plaque, officially making it the first and only Croatian restaurant with a Michelin Star.
The Michelin Star plaque, which will grace the restaurant, was presented by the CEO of Metro, Michelin’s global partner.
Michelin’s agents visited the restaurant undercover, which is located in Croatia’s popular tourist town of Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula in 2016, and the restaurant has passed the test.
Monte has consistently made exclusive best restaurant lists, but the added Michelin star will add considerable value to Croatia’s tourism offering.
Currently, there are just 2,717 restaurants around the world with one, two or three Michelin Stars. Most of those are located France, with Japan and Italy close behind. Finally, now Croatia has one with the prestigious star.
12 other restaurants in Istria and 33 in total in Croatia gained a special recommendation in the prestigious Michelin Guide.
Check out the 33 Croatian restaurants which made the 2017 Michelin Guide here.