LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, June 19, 2020 / PRNewswire / – After months of speculation, the tension is over. Slovenia has been officially added to the most prestigious gastronomic menu in the world. The Michelin guide has finally unveiled the first six Slovenian Michelin star restaurants. The chef Ana Roš received an exceptional two Michelin stars. Hiša Franko restaurant, for her modern interpretation of traditional cuisine and exceptional dining experience, as praised by Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides in Paris.
Slovenian Tourism Association: First six Michelin star restaurants in Slovenia (PRNewfoto / Slovenian Tourism Association)
Five excellent Slovenian restaurants received their first Michelin stars. Chef Tomaž Kav? I? (Pri Lojzetu) thanked his whole team and family for their hard work as well Chef Uroš Faku? (dam Restaurant) who revealed that receiving a Michelin star was his childhood dream. cook Gregor Vra? Knockout (Hiša think) was almost speechless and just said that the first star belongs to everyone in Hiša Denk. cook Jörg Zupan (Atelje restaurant) stressed the importance of using only local ingredients and how closely they relate to small farmers Chef Uroš Štefelin (Vila Podvin), who is vitally connected to the local environment. The honor Michelin Bib Gourmand has been welcomed by nine Slovenian restaurants. 37 Slovenian restaurants were highlighted on the Michelin plate. A The special Michelin Sustainability Award was given to six people Slovenian chefs and restaurants. Follow the Michelin stars Slovenia Here.
Slovenia takes over the title of European region of gastronomy next year in 2021. Last week a new gastronomy portal, www.tasteslovenia.si, was started. The unique advantage of Slovenian chefs is their privileged access to local ingredients and their culinary philosophy based on the principle from the garden to the table. The famous Michelin inspectors are convinced that the type and quality of the ingredients in 24 Slovenian gastronomic regions promote the creativity of the chef.
Maja Pak, Director of the Slovenian Tourism Association:
"The revelation of the first Slovenian Michelin star recipient is proof of that Slovenian gastronomy has been ready for the arrival of Michelin for some time. It has been an extraordinary success for Michelin to have awarded six stars in the first year. The success story of Slovenian gastronomy comes at exactly one point in time when tourism is facing one of its biggest crises to date; The arrival of Michelin therefore offers great encouragement and motivation on the path of Slovenian tourism to relax. That pleases me very much Six restaurants also received the Michelin Sustainability Award. Sustainability is the focus of all tourist activities in Slovenia The awards will further strengthen our position in this regard and realize our vision of a green boutique travel destination for five-star experiences. "
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