Ljubljana featured in Michelin Guide “Main cities of Europe”

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Michelin guide in Slovenia

After the reveal of the first Michelin stars in Slovenia, the french restaurant guide Michelin published the “Michelin Guide Main cities of Europe 2020”.

The famous French Michelin guide has placed Ljubljana in their newest edition of Michelin Guide Main cities of Europe. Alongside Ljubljana, Cracow was among the first city with Michelin stars in Europe.

The Michelin Guide covers 39 cities in 23 countries and recommends over 1,850 restaurants. Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, features in the Guide for the first time. Here restaurant Atelje, under chef Jorg Zupan, receives a MICHELIN star. The chef uses his extensive experience gained from working in kitchens around the world to create dishes that are simple yet refined and in a setting that is fashionable and relaxed.

Alongside Atelje, gostilna Na Gradu received its first Bib Gourmand was also featured as another reason to visit Ljubljana based on gastronomy.

Michelin, with various gastronomic enthusiasts in mind, recommends the best bars of different price ranges and amenities. The Main cities of Europe 2020 guide also includes Ljubljana restaurants that have been awarded the Michelin plate: AS, B-Restaurant, Cubo, Harfa, JB, Maxim, Monstera bistro, Separé, Shambala, Strelec, Sushimama, Valvas’or and Vander.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN guides said: “After the challenges of the last three months, I am delighted that the delayed launch of the MICHELIN guide Main Cities of Europe 2020 coincides with the gradual reopening of restaurants across Europe following a relaxation of restrictions implemented during the pandemic. These new awards highlight the range and quality of restaurants spread across the countries of Europe. We know that diners are keen to rediscover the joy of dining out. I also know our teams of inspectors share the same excitement and are looking forward to returning to eating out and highlighting the passion and creativity of chefs to our readers”.

The MICHELIN Guide caters for every type of gastronome, from business traveller to tourist, and recommends the best places to eat and stay across all categories of comfort and price. The Guide lists Starred restaurants first, followed by restaurants with a Bib Gourmand, and finally restaurants classified with the Plate symbol, which signifies good cooking.

MICHELIN Guide Main Cities of Europe 2020 at a glance:

24 Three Star restaurants, including 4 new additions
95 Two Star restaurants, including 13 new additions
380 One Star restaurants, including 52 new additions
253 Bib Gourmand restaurants, including 41 new additions