Gault Millau 2018

When the Gault Millau Austria guide, encouraged by the Istria Tourist Board and its PR Agency ART RedaktionsTeam from Salzburg in 2003 included Istrian restaurants in its special section, it was kind of a sensation. At the time, the gourmet scene in Croatia was in its infancy, but then everything got underway, and the first anonymous tasters visited Istria, which became an integral part of this Austrian guide.

In the 2018 edition of Gault Millau, the most prestigious achievement was once again achieved by the Monte restaurant in Rovinj, which together with its owners, Danijel and Tjitske Đekić, is the only Istrian restaurant to be honoured with 17 points and 3 chef’s hats which indicates the highest creativity and quality as well as the best food preparation.

The best new entry was Denis Zembo with his restaurant at the Amfiteatar hotel in Pula, which won 16 points and 2 chef’s hats. The same rating was awarded to the Marina restaurant in Novigrad and the Wine Vault restaurant of the Maistra's Monte Mulini hotel in Rovinj.

Maistra and its luxury restaurants chef, Andy Gaskin, will also be dazzled with a single hat for the Rovinj restaurants Brasserie Adriatic in the Adriatic hotel located in the city centre and the Mediterraneo restaurant at  the Monte Mulini hotel.

The Gault Millau Austria 2018 guide included another 24 Istrian restaurants on its list with at least one chef's hat! Additionally, in its 2018 wine guide, Gault Millau included for the first time 14 wineries from Croatia. Among them six from Istria, while Teran Re 2008, from the Roxanich winery was proclaimed Croatian wine of the year: "A wine that fascinates, as well as the wine producer that makes it, well done!"

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.