The prestigious restaurant guide has revealed the 2021 selection of restaurants featured in the latest edition. Michelin inspectors awarded two stars to one restaurant and one star to six Slovenian restaurants in their second evaluation.
The Gostisce Gric restaurant joins the list of MICHELIN starred restaurants. The Bib Gourmand category includes seven restaurants, and 39 restaurants received the Michelin plate. Slovenian gastronomy was also recognized in the sustainability category, with no fewer than six restaurants awarded the Michelin Green Star. The second edition of the MICHELIN GUIDE SLOVENIA thus includes a total of 53 restaurants.
This recognition consolidates the outstanding quality of Slovenian gastronomy and the extra effort made to maintain its reputation for excellence in difficult times, and the Michelin Guide 2021 will be an important recognition in promoting Slovenian tourism.
Together with the renowned stars, the Slovenia Green Cuisine label and the title of European Gastronomy Region 2021, Slovenia will further strengthen its visibility as a green, active and safe destination of exceptionally diverse experiences, which are specifically related to gastronomy serving as one of the frequent motivations of domestic and foreign guests.
Maja Pak, M.Sc, Director of the Slovenian Tourist Board (STB), adds, “I am proud that Slovenia’s stars will once again shine on the global gastronomy map this year and that the world will witness our chefs’ commitment to high quality, sustainability, uniqueness, creativity and innovation. The hospitality industry is facing challenging times, which is why this year’s stars, which keep the optimism alive and create new stories, are even more important.”
Slovenia has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting new culinary destinations. The country’s diverse influences combined with its garden-to-table philosophy, the recently added Green Cuisine certification program and the growing offering of Michelin-starred restaurants make Slovenia a must-see on the global culinary scene.
Located in the heart of Europe, the Slovenian culinary scene is something special. The combination of four geographically very different areas – the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, the Karst and Pannonia – contributes to the rich and diverse culinary offer throughout the country. The relationship between chefs and local producers is particularly strong and the city continually encourages its chefs and restaurateurs to follow this philosophy and use their unique advantage of privileged access to local ingredients.