MICHELIN Guide Slovenia 2021: new one-star restaurant!

Michelin Stars Slovenia 2021, Nino Verdnik, slovenia.info
Michelin Stars Slovenia 2021, Nino Verdnik, slovenia.info

Michelin is pleased to present the 2021 edition of the Slovenia MICHELIN Guide. With 53 addresses, including 1 new one-Star restaurant, 1 new MICHELIN Green Star restaurant, 1 new Bib Gourmand restaurant and 2 other restaurants entering the Guide for the first time, the 2021 vintage is continuing to reflect the excellence of the Slovenian culinary scene.

“Both 2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for the restaurant business. Having to cope with the repeated opening and closing of their restaurants, Slovenian chefs have nevertheless proved their resilience, fighting spirit and unvarying talent, which greatly impressed us. So the selection of restaurants we’re presenting today reflects the local culinary scene, which is particularly committed to sustainable gastronomy, and which is continuing to develop. We do hope with all our hearts that this new selection will help attract gourmets back to the restaurants, and to discover or rediscover Slovenia through its best restaurant tables“, comments Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides.

Varied and colorful, rich in tradition or modernity, the 2021 selection of the Slovenia MICHELIN Guide is a fabulous reflection of the many culinary identities and styles shaping the local gastronomic scene. From fusion to traditional cuisine, from Alpine inns to contemporary restaurant tables in Ljubljana, from Mediterranean to Asian flavors, the Slovenian restaurants recommended by the MICHELIN Guide offer a truly vast gourmet experience.

Gostišče Grič has been distinguished with a MICHELIN Star

Located in the little village of Šentjošt nad Horjulom, in the heart of the agricultural area, Gostišče Grič, run by owner-Chef Luka Košir, has been promoted from Bib Gourmand to one MICHELIN Star. With a regionally inspired cuisine revisited in the style of the day, Luka Košir’s virtuoso dishes highlight the best local products, vegetables from his own garden and ducks he has raised himself – the very first in the country to be awarded organic certification. To enrich and personalize his creations still more, the Chef likes to add aromatic touches that he gathers in the forest. Reflecting the quality of its cuisine, the restaurant also offers an excellent selection of wines that are always served impeccably by the waiter staff. At just a few kilometers from the capital, Gostišče Grič offers a topflight gastronomic experience in a bucolic setting, thoroughly committed and rewarded with a Green Star (already obtained in 2020).

Gostilna Grič, Slovenia, Michelin Star Restaurant 2021

In addition to this new restaurant, the 2021 Slovenia MICHELIN Guide reaffirms the exceptional gastronomic qualities of Hiša Franko, the restaurant of Chef Ana Roš, who keeps her two Stars. The restaurants Gostilna Pri LojzetuDamHišaDenkRestavracija Atelje and Vila Podvin are also once more awarded a Star for the excellence of their dishes.

In all, 1 two-Star restaurant and 6 one-Star restaurants are listed in the 2021 vintage.

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