Monte is First Ever Restaurant in Croatia Awarded with a Michelin Star

Michelin Guide 2017 cover 656x365For the first time Michelin has awarded a restaurant in Croatia with a Michelin Star. Monte in Rovinj has met the strict criteria and is the first restaurant to receive the honour in Croatia, Michelin Guide announced on Wednesday. Michelin’s agents visited the restaurant undercover, which is located in Croatia’s popular tourist town of Rovinj on the  Istrian peninsular in 2016, and the restaurant has passed the test.



Monte1 600MICHELIN guide inspectors
"The cool, contemporary style of this softly lit, romantic restaurant comes as a contrast to the old town, in whose enchanting lanes it is hidden. Creative and occasionally theatrical, the cooking is also somewhat of a surprise; using modern techniques to create beautifully presented, flavour-filled dishes."

Monte has consistently made exclusive best restaurant lists, but the added Michelin star will add considerable value to Croatia’s tourism offering. The acquisition of a star can  have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant and Monte in the heart of Rovinj’s old town will be hoping that is the case heading into the 2017 season. 12 other  restaurants in Istria also gained a special recommendation in the prestigious Michelin guide. Those were:

  • Pergola, Suncana 2, 52475 Zambratija
  • Alla Beccaccia, ul. Pineta 25, 52212 Valbandon
  • Batelina, Cimulje 25, 52100 Banjole
  • Konoba Čok, Sv. Antona 2, 52466 Novigrad
  • Damir & Ornella, Zidine 5, 52466 Novigrad
  • Meneghetti, Meneghetti Hotel, Stancija Meneghetti 1, 52211 Bale
  • Konoba Morgan, Bracanija 1, 52474 Brtonigla
  • San Rocco, San Rocco Hotel, Srednja ulica 2, 52474 Brtonigla
  • Sv. Nikola, Obala M. Tita 23, 52440 Poreč
  • Wine Vault; Monte Mulini Hotel, A. Smareglia 3, 52210 Rovinj
  • Zigante, Livade 7, 52427 Livade
  • Marina, Sv. Antona 38, 52466 Novigrad

11 600Currently 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.

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