The Mediterranean Restaurant Come Prima of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Wins the Prestigious Award for the Best “Restaurant on the Road 2022” in Bulgaria by the “Restaurant of the Year Bacchus, Аcqua Panna & S.Pellegrino Awards”

Bansko, 28 March 2023: Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s fine-dining restaurant, Come Prima, has been recognised as the best “Restaurant on the Road 2022” by the “Restaurant of the Year Bacchus, Аcqua Panna & S.Pellegrino Awards”.

The award ceremony took place in Sofia on 23 March 2023. The official gala dinner was attended by 240 guests from Bulgaria and abroad, including professionals from the culinary industry, journalists, gourmet lovers and business representatives. They enjoyed an around-the-world five-course menu prepared by leading international chefs and an elegant musical programme. The executive chef of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Nikola Todorov, was also among the guests and had the honour of accepting the prize statuette on behalf of the hotel, which is a themed hand-painted ceramic plate. Prizes were awarded on-stage for eight different categories, two of which, “Dessert” and “Restaurant on the Road”, were new this year. Six of the categories were competitive, judged by three different professional juries – “Bacchus Restaurant of the Year, Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino”, “Delicious Place”, “Author’s Handwriting”, “Wine and Beverages”, “Debut” and “Dessert” – and the other two, “Readers’ Restaurant” and “Restaurant on the Road”, were selected for an open public vote that took place online on the official page of Bacchus magazine.

“It is a great honor for me to accept this award on behalf of the entire team. Thank you for your vote of trust and support. Every next award motivates us more and more to strive for culinary perfection and to create unforgettable culinary experiences for our guests,” commented Nikola Todorov.

Established in 2001, the Bacchus, Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino Restaurant of the Year awards have been celebrating the successes of the Bulgarian gastronomic scene for three decades. They are awarded at a special ceremony that includes a gala dinner with a themed program.

More information about all the winners can be found here.

If you would like to try the tempting menu of chef Nikola Todorov at the award-winning Come Prima Restaurant and have a wonderful stay at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, you can learn more about the special accommodation offers here


About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 26 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, a fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.

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Emiliya Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
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