The prestigious restaurant guide is finally in Croatia!
Some one hundred chefs from all over Croatia presented the Croatian edition of ‘Gault & Millau’ at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb on Friday, reports HRTurizam on April 7, 2018.
Gault & Millau is the first independent international gastronomic guide in Croatia, and with the desire to closely monitor the development of the Croatian gastronomic scene, Gault & Millau will annually evaluate Croatian restaurants, wines and gastronomic products and present them both to the domestic and international public.
At over 300 pages, in Croatian and English, the Gault & Millau Croatia guide presents the 100 best restaurants and 100 best wines from all over Croatia, and 50 POPs – popular and informal venues. With the arrival of the Gault & Millau guide, Croatia has entered the circle of countries who wait with great excitement each year for the best achievements in the world of culinary arts.
Vjerko Bašić, the chef of restaurant Konoba Boba, was declared chef of the year.
The first Croatian “Culinary Oscar” was awarded at the festive gala evening. For the chef of the year, Vjeko Bašić, chef of restaurant Konobo Boba, was declared the winner. For the restaurants with the most caps, four of them were awarded two restaurants, Monte in Rovinj and Pelegrini in Šibenik. The 2018 biggest chef of tomorrow was awarded to Ana Grgić, chef of Zinfandel restaurant within the Esplanade hotel, and the award for the best chef of traditional cuisine this year was awarded to Branimir Tomašić, chef of the Mala hiža restaurant.
Two trophies were awarded in the category of youth talent for 2018, which saw Deni Srdoč, chef of the restaurant Draga di Lovrana and Duje Kanajet, chef of the restaurant Artičok, as the winners. The best POP in 2018 was awarded to cake shop ‘O’š kolač’ in Split by the young pastry chef Tea Mamut.
“I am proud of our values that follow the tradition of our founders. This is the respect of chefs and restaurant owners and criticism. Gault & Millau, presented in 22 countries, is a brand that enjoys international trust. Our strength is in well-versed members of local teams. Anonymous inspectors are passionate about local terroirs and are familiar with the specific culture of each region. Also, Gault & Millau is unique in revealing young chefs. It is in our DNA that we discover the talents of tomorrow first. My ambition is to help these chefs grow and grow professionally and become the representatives of your country in the world. Our website and mobile application include a selection of our inspectors to help gourmands and tourists choose a restaurant they will not want to miss,” said Côme de Chérisey, owner and CEO of Gault & Millau.
The director of Gault & Millau for Croatia, Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, stressed her pleasure that domestic chefs and cooks received Croatia’s first edition of one of the world’s most prestigious gastronomic guides enthusiastically, and recognized the philosophy within which Gault & Millau has promoted for 50 years – “Luxury is in quality rather than price.”
Translated from HRTurizam