The oldest and most prestigious European restaurant guide, which awards Michelin stars for excellence, has published a guide for the Istrian region of Croatia.
Monte in Rovinj met the strict criteria and was the first restaurant to receive the honour in Croatia of gaining a Michelin Star earlier this year, with 12 other restaurants in Istria also gaining a special recommendation in the prestigious red Michelin guide.
Michelin publishes a series of general guides for cities and countries and now for the first time in Croatia the Istria, Croatia Michelin Guide has been released and was presented by the Istria Tourist Board this week.
The 12 restaurants in the Michelin guide, with Monte of course, are:
Suncana 2, 52475 Zambratija
ul. Pineta 25, 52212 Valbandon
Cimulje 25, 52100 Banjole
Sv. Antona 2, 52466 Novigrad
Damir & Ornella
Zidine 5, 52466 Novigrad
Meneghetti Hotel, Stancija Meneghetti 1, 52211 Bale
Bracanija 1, 52474 Brtonigla
San Rocco Hotel, Srednja ulica 2, 52474 Brtonigla
Obala M. Tita 23, 52440 Poreč
Monte Mulini Hotel, A. Smareglia 3, 52210 Rovinj
Livade 7, 52427 Livade
Sv. Antona 38, 52466 Novigrad
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 can boast a restaurant with the prestigious star and also guides.