Gault & Millau showcases 130 Slovenian restaurants

Ljubljana, 21 November - Gault & Millau has published a Slovenian edition of its high-profile restaurant guide. A total of 130 restaurants across the country are featured, with the highest scores awarded to restaurants by celebrity chefs already considered among the best places to eat in Slovenia.

Chef Ana Roš
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Two two highest-rated restaurants are Pri Lojzetu, the restaurant at Zemono Mansion run by celebrity chef Tomaž Kavčič, and Hiša Franko in Kobarid, the home of Ana Roš, who was declared the world's best female chef in 2017 by the culinary portal World's 50 Best Restaurants.

They both received the highest mark awarded in Slovenia, 17.5 points, and four white hats. Gault & Millau rates restaurants on a scale of 1 to 20, with five the maximum number of hats.

Four more restaurants received four hats but half a point less.

Chef Gregor Vračko's Hiša Denk in Kungota in eastern Slovenia and his brother David's eatery Mak in Maribor made the cut, as well as chef Igor Jagodic's Strelec in Ljubljana and Ošterija Debeluh in Brežice in south Slovenia, which is run by chef Jure Tomič.

The guide also includes 50 popular places which have not been rated, as well as 50 Slovenian wineries and 15 small brewers.

The publication was met with great fanfare because it is the first time a major international restaurant guide has published a dedicated Slovenia edition.

Michelin, arguably the best known culinary guide in the world, does not have a Slovenia guide yet.

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