Top Gault & Millau Chefs from Zagreb County Featured at Korak Winery
February 15, 2022 – Top Gault & Millau Chefs in Zagreb County were featured today at Korak Winery to promote the first “2022 Gault & Millau Zagreb and Surroundings” guide.
The promotion of the first gastronomic guide “2022 Gault & Millau Zagreb and surroundings” organized by the Zagreb County Tourist Board was held today at the Korak winery. Gault & Millau encourages sustainable tourism, meaning that small food and wine producers and restaurants remain dedicated to the cuisine and dishes of their region. Zagreb County has a rich gastronomic tradition as it has several products with a mark of origin. Although the fate of any good dish is to disappear soon after being prepared, these dishes have the status of cultural property precisely because of carefully preserved recipes and know-how passed down from generation to generation within the framework of a unique local heritage.
“Today we are grateful to our caterers who, thanks to their dedicated work, are included in the guide, and these yellow chef’s caps are a proven guarantee of quality for tourists. The county of Zagreb is also home to the black truffle , which excellent chefs use and compose with our indigenous cuisine. Food and culture are deeply rooted in the national identity of Zagreb County. Even the simplest dishes cooked by our grandmothers are real gastronomic specialties because they are prepared using genuine ingredients from family farms. This unique ‘field-to-table’ story is important,” said Zagreb County Tourist Board director Ivana Alilović. She added that they are incredibly proud to have participated in the preparation of the Gault & Millau World Food Guide Croatia in cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board to showcase some of the authentic food scene. “I would like to thank Gaul & Millau for believing in the strength and quality of our Comté’s gastronomy.”
Zagreb County and Zagreb City are top gastronomic destinations with great wealth. The quality of the food is exceptional, so the idea of expanding the next guide to include family farms and vineyards in addition to restaurants will be considered.
“The gastronomic scene in Zagreb and its surroundings has particularly developed in recent years, and the city has welcomed many new restaurants with a rich and diverse offer. Certainly, some of them deserve a place in the guide, but they could not be included in this year’s print edition due to limited numbers, but they will be featured on GM’s website, where guide content for all of Croatia is available, and it records 2 .5 million users and 6 million views per year The Gault & Millau Croatia 2022 for Croatia will be published on April 5. Therefore, the special edition for Zagreb and surroundings is a real announcement of what lies ahead so,” said Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Gault & Millau director for Croatia.
As part of the promotion, awards were presented to the best chefs in Zagreb County.
The Trajbar restaurant team with chef Vlasta Šander won 13 points and two toques. The following were rated with 13.5 points and two toques: Mon Ami restaurant with chef Goran Marko Beus, Karlo restaurant with chef Karlo Navoj and Gabreku restaurant with chef Ana Perić. The most significant recognition as the top rated restaurant with 16 points and three toques went to Restaurant Korak and Chef Bernard Korak.
“Our restaurant nurtures tradition and cuisine not only as an offer but also as a culture of living and creating unique stories and the combination of our rich heritage and knowledge results in authentic gastronomic experiences recognized by Gault & Millau This recognition is a great incentive for our work. We have taken a big step forward since last year and I hope we will continue to do so,” said Chef Bernard Korak.
After five years in Croatia, Gault & Millau publishes its first specialized edition for Zagreb and its surroundings, which is also the announcement of Gault & Millau Croatia 2022, which will be released at the beginning of April. The city of Zagreb and the county of Zagreb have thus received their edition of this prestigious gastronomic guide. Also, for the first time in history, a bilingual (Croatian-English) edition of the guide was published, translated by Morana Zibar. The guide contains reviews and photos of 100 restaurants, taverns, snack bars, POP bars and pastry shops in Zagreb and the surrounding area. This wide range of restoration announcements is based on GM’s motto, “Luxury is in the quality, not the price.”
Gault & Millau is a French food guide founded by two critics, Henri Gault and Christian Millau, in 1965. Gault & Millau rates on a scale of 1 to 20, with 20 being the highest. Points are awarded based on the quality of the food, as well as reviews of the restaurant’s service, price, or ambience. Based on this rating, high-ranking restaurants may display one to four toques.
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