Croatian hotel restaurant named best in Europe at World Culinary Awards

by croatiaweek January 9, 2023 in Food & Wine Alfred Keller (Photo: LH&V) Two restaurants

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Alfred Keller (Photo: LH&V)

Two restaurants on the Croatian island of Lošinj – Alfred Keller and Matsunoki, located in the picturesque Čikat bay, have confirmed their quality again with prestigious awards.

Alfred Keller restaurant, located at the Alhambra Boutique Hotel, won “Europe’s Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant” award at the World Culinary Awards, confirming its status as the best European fine dining hotel restaurant.

At Alfred Keller restaurant, which boasts a Michelin star, guests can enjoy specialties prepared from top-quality local ingredients, which play a major role in creating the culinary vision of chef Michael Gollenz’s menu.

Alfred Keller

Alfred Keller (Photo: LH&V)

“Alfred Keller is also the first and so far the only restaurant on Lošinj to win this prestigious award, all thanks to the talented young chef Michael Gollenz, who was awarded the title of Great Chef of Tomorrow by the renowned Gault & Millau guide. Superb knowledge and competence, with a lot of investment. hard work and a team of passionate experts are an unquestionable recipe for success, and if only the highest quality foods from local cultivation and an innovative approach are added to that, top results and awards are continuously achieved. added by the fact that the Alfred Keller restaurant won it ahead of the globally recognised restaurant Four Seasons Paris’ Le Cinq, which has as many as three Michelin stars,” Lošinj Hotels & Villas said.

Alfred Keller (Photo: LH&V)

Alfred Keller (Photo: LH&V)

The Japanese restaurant Matsunoki, located in the Bellevue Hotel on Lošinj, won the award for “Croatia’s Best Hotel Restaurant”.

Matsunoki on Lošinj wins Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" award

Matsunoki (Photo: LH&V)

Matsunoki is a fusion restaurant that combines traditional Japanese cuisine with Mediterranean organic and local ingredients. Chef Orhan Cakiroglu is very proud of the new recognition, which serves as the previous awards, among which the Michelin plate.

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