The Michelin Guide has finally revealed the first six Michelin Star restaurants in Slovenia. An exceptional two Michelin stars were given to chef Ana Roš, restaurant Hiša Franko, for her modern interpretation of traditional cuisine and extraordinary food experience, as lauded by Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides in Paris.
Five excellent Slovenian restaurants received their first Michelin stars: Pri Lojzetu, Dam Restaurant, Hiša Denk, Restaurant Atelje and Vila Podvin. The honorary Michelin Bib Gourmand was received by nine Slovenian Restaurants. The Michelin Plate highlighted 37 Slovenian Restaurants. A special Michelin Sustainability Award has been awarded to six Slovenian chefs and restaurants.
Slovenia is taking over the title of European Region of Gastronomy next year in 2021. Last week, a new gastronomy portal, www.tasteslovenia.si, was launched. The unique advantage of Slovenian chefs is their privileged access to local ingredients and their culinary philosophy, based on the principle from garden to table. The famous Michelin’s inspectors are convinced that the nature and quality of the ingredients in 24 Slovenian gastronomic regions boost chef creativity.