Croatian gastronomic offer presented in Munich

first_imgLet us add that so far this year, Croatia has been visited by about 3 million German tourists who have spent more than 21 million nights, which compared to the same period last year represents a growth of 4 percent in arrivals. Chefs Goran Kočiš and Christian Schagerl By the way, the Tian restaurant, whose name means sky in Chinese, is located at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich and is one of four vegetarian restaurants in the world with a MICHELIN star. Chef and restaurant manager of Croatian roots Paul Ivić and chef Christian Schagerl are most responsible for the great success of this restaurant, whose branch is also located in Vienna. Restaurant Noel, from which chef Goran Kočiš comes, is the first restaurant in Zagreb to receive a MICHELIN star at the beginning of the year, and apart from Zagreb, the Noel restaurant also exists in Buje in Istria, within the San Canzian Hotel. What these restaurants have in common are constant novelties and innovative menu creation, as well as the selection of original and organic food from local producers.  An exclusive dinner and presentation of Croatian gastronomy was organized by the Croatian Tourist Board in Munich in the prestigious restaurant Tian in the very center of Munich. The dishes were prepared by the chefs of the MICHELIN star restaurant, namely Goran Kočiš, the chef of the Zagreb restaurant Noel, and Christian Schagerl, the chef of the Munich restaurant Tian. Before the dinner, the guests were greeted by the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and the head of the CNTB office in Munich Nera Miličić, who introduced the guests to a unique Croatian-Bavarian gastronomic story.  “Tonight we tried Croatian gastronomic specialties in a new outfit, which was truly a special experience for all guests, but also a great opportunity to further promote top Croatian eno-gastronomy in the important German market. Germans, and especially Bavarians, are traditionally our most numerous guests, which is why we will focus on promoting Croatia as an attractive tourist destination in this market next year as well.”, Said director Staničić, adding that excellent results from this market are achieved during October, when more than 730.000 overnight stays of German guests were recorded, which is an increase of 12 percent.   Source / photo: Croatian National Tourist Board; Pexelslast_img read more

FA to examine Kevin Boateng’s medical report

first_imgIt is likely AC Milan’s midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng would be compelled to play in Ghana’s game against Congo if the Ghana Football Association is not convinced about his injury report, the FA’s vice-president Fred Pappoe has hinted.The German-born Ghanaian international pulled out of Sunday’s vital African Cup of Nations match in Brazzaville claiming he aggravated an ankle injury after his Club’s clash with Palermo last week.Mr Pappoe told host of Joy FM’s Supper Morning Show Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, that his outfit has received a “string of reports” from the club on Wednesday, buttressing the fact that he is indeed injured, but the FA would have to subject them to further scrutiny.He explained that “medical quotes” from the club have been referred to the Black stars’ medical team “to access it and give us an opinion”.The FA vice-president said the association will take a final decision on the player based on their own medical reports.“But [until the report comes out] we have not taken any decision on him now as to whether to excuse him or invite him to come over.” Mr Pappoe also hinted that if the need arises, Kevin Prince Boateng would be invited to undergo “further medical examination”.Meanwhile, a Ghana football website, Ghanasoccernet, reports that the Ghana international who featured for the Black Stars in the last World Cup in South Africa, might have faked his injury.It quoted a statement from AC Milan’s website dated Wednesday 23 March, 2011, which shows that he has been released to join the Black Stars.“And even if he’s injured, as he claims, he did not turn up for treatment as other injured AC Milan players did on Wednesday at the club’s training ground,” the website pointed out.Meanwhile, AC Milan’s official website stated that “the following Milan players will be involved in African Nations Cup qualifiers: Boateng: Congo-Ghana and England-Ghana (March 27 and 29).” Story by Isaac Essel/Myjoyonline.comlast_img read more