The first Mišalin Guide for Belgrade includes Bela Reka, Comunale Cafè e Cucina, Ebisu, Enso, Gušti mora, Homa, Iva New Balkan Cuisine, JaM, Langouste, Legat 1903, Magellan, Mezestoran Dvorište, Salon 1905 and The Square.
The Bib Gourmand label, which signifies excellent quality at a good price, was awarded to the Iva New Balkan Cuisine restaurant, and the Bela Reka restaurant was recognized for its dedication and sustainability, with a special emphasis on the use of local products and preservation of tradition.
The General Manager of Metro Cash & Carry Serbia, André Rinnensland, assessed that the arrival of Michelin Guide is an exceptional recognition for local caterers.
“This is a very important day for Metro and for Serbia, and especially Belgrade, because this is the first time that Michelin has come here. They have nominated 14 restaurants, and they are all our customers, so I think Metro should be proud.” said Rinensland.
He added that all the selected restaurants deserved a place in the Guide because they offer a “unique experience of staying in restaurants”, but also that this represents an additional responsibility for Metro to “continue to offer them high level services”.
“This is a great recognition for Metro, for the work and dedication, this means that we are a professional partner and that we are there for restaurants, hotels and to support them,” Rinensland said.
Acting director of the Tourist Organization of Serbia, Marija Labović, pointed out that TOS will be a part of this project in the future, so restaurants can expect Michelin inspectors in the next year as well.
“The Tourist Organization of Serbia is here to additionally emphasize the importance of gastronomy with its promotional activities, to additionally emphasize gastronomy as an integral part of all tourist products that Serbia has and offers to tourists,” said Labović.
She pointed out that tourists who come to Serbia bring a positive impression, which is especially related to the gastronomic offer, quality of service and hospitality.
“This event is very important not only for catering, but for the complete tourism and image of Serbia, as a tourist and gastronomic destination,” said Labovic.
She announced that TOS will continue to focus on gastronomy next year.