This article was developed within the program Venture an Idea funded by the USAID.
The, first ever, Michelin Guide to Belgrade was presented recently, appreciating the richness of the city's gastronomic scene. Within the selection, 14 restaurants were recommended, among them Iva New Balkan Cuisine got awarded the 'Bib Gourmand' label dedicated to the restaurants that offer a high-quality menu and good value for money.
Gwendal POULLENNEC, International director of the MICHELIN Guides said: â€ś120 years after it was first released, the MICHELIN Guideâ€™s mission remains the same: to share the best culinary destinations around the world. Belgrade is a place where tradition rubs shoulders with effervescent young talent ready to shine. Its newfound dynamism and the importance of its gastronomy to its people result in hearty, generous dining experiences, which we look forward to unveiling to our readersâ€ť.
The Belgrade selection was made by the anonymous and independent inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide, who evaluated the restaurants based on worldwide criteria, in order to make the best recommendations for gastronomes across the globe. The range of cuisines is very diverse, from classic and authentic (Salon 1905, Gusti mora, JaM) to modern and creative (Enso, Homa, Magellan, The Square, Legat 1903), from Serbian to Japanese (Ebisu) or Mediterranean (Comunale CafĂ¨ e Cucina, Mezestoran DvoriĹˇte, Langouste, Bela reka).