March 7, 2020 – The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel hosted a gala dinner to present the third edition of the prestigious gastronomic guide Gault & Millau Croatia.
HRTurizam reports that this event brought together a large number of Croatian chefs, top professionals, and gastronomy enthusiasts. The highlight of the evening was the prestigious culinary trophies by which Gault & MillauCroatia awards to the best chefs whose work recognizes the guide’s motto – “Luxury is in the quality, not in the price.”
The Gault & Millau Croatia 2020 gastronomic guide is the most comprehensive to date, featuring 202 restaurants, 82 POP restaurants, 101 wines, and 20 hotels.
“Gault & Millau is one of the two most prestigious international gastronomic guides and represents the Croatian gastronomic scene on the international stage, making Croatia a desirable food & wine destination,” said Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Director of Gault & Millau Croatia.
The ‘Chef of the Year’ by choice of Gault & Millau Croatia 2020 is Danijel Đekić of Monte restaurant in Rovinj.
Sandra and Dane Tahirović from Zora Bila in Split and Robert Benzia from Ganeum in Lovran won the ‘Grand Chef of Tomorrow 2020’ trophy. The ‘Chef of Traditional Cuisine 2020’ trophy was won by Silvija Horak from Terbotz in Štrigova and Tvrtko Šakota from Nav in Zagreb. The ‘Young Talent 2020’ trophy was won by Floriana Ruzic of the San Rocco restaurant in Brtonigla and Matija Jagic of the Brokenships Bistro in Zagreb. Dubrovnik Buffet Kamenica was awarded the ‘Best POP 2020’ trophy.
This year also featured a new trophy ‘Šef sale 2020’, which was won by Dragutin Majsak from Vinodol in Zagreb. One of the best ambassadors of Croatian pastry, Dragica Lukin of Villa Soši in Umag, received special recognition for her achievements in promoting Croatian gastronomy and pastry. 360 from Dubrovnik, Monte from Rovinj, Laganini from Palmižana and Sibenik Pelegrini were named the best restaurants.
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