Hrvoje Zirojević 16. April 2021

Season of the big transfers in the kitchens of famous Croatian restaurants

The season of the big transfers in the kitchens of famous Croatian restaurants continues.The last case is the departure of chef Hrvoje Zirojević from the restaurant Laganini on the island of Palmižana, close to Hvar, where he has been working for 8 years, to restaurant Dvor in Split.”It was time for new challenges” says Zirojevic, one of the best Croatian chefs awarded with the Gault&Millau Trophy Chef of the year 2019.

The series of transfers started with chef Goran Kočiš, who left Zagreb’s restaurant Noël to open his own restaurant in Slavonia. Then chef Deni Srdoč, the Gault&Millau young talent of the year 2018, left the restaurant Draga di Lovrana for the new restaurant Nebo, within the luxury hotel Hilton Rijeka Costabella Beach resort & spa. Just like chef Matija Bregeš, winner of the Gault&Millau trophy Great chef of tomorrow of the year 2019, who left thre restaurant Boškinac on the island of Pag to start working, from next autumn,in Zagreb’s restaurant Baltazar. In the meantime, Boškinac got a new chef, Marko Turković, but he left the restaurant after a couple of months.

Chefs Kočiš, Srdoč and Bregeš brought the first Michelin stars to their former restaurants.