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Photo Credit: Hyatt Regency Belgrade

Belgrade, first Serbian step for the MICHELIN Guide joins Slovenia and Malta as the most recent culinary destinations covered by the MICHELIN Guide, bringing the total number of titles to more than thirty.

Serbia‘s multi-faceted cuisine has created a strong and varied culinary culture, where Greek, Turkish, Hungarian and Balkan influences abound. Serbia’s cuisine has flourished aided by the country’s geographical location between the East and West, and rich heritage of trade and commerce.

The Serbian terroir is well known for its wine-growing tradition, which has allowed the country to develop a number of characterful grape varieties, and its plains and mountains offer a rich, fertile landscape that bears high-quality produce throughout the seasons. Food and drink are therefore ingrained in the everyday lives of the Serbian people and eating out is a popular pastime, with many restaurants open until the early hours.

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Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides said: “120 years after its very first edition, the MICHELIN Guide remains committed to the same mission: to share the world’s best culinary destinations. Belgrade is a place where tradition rubs shoulders with effervescent young talent ready to shine. Its newfound vibrancy and the importance of its gastronomy to its people result is hearty, generous dining experiences, which we look forward to unveiling to our readers”.

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The Belgrade selection will be curated by the anonymous, independent inspectors of the MICHELIN Guide, who will evaluate the restaurants based on standard worldwide criteria, in order to make the best recommendations for gastronomes across the globe.