The Mediterranean Restaurant, Come Prima, at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023”, as voted by the World Culinary Awards

The World Culinary Awards— the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in the culinary industry—has announced the winners of its 2023 programme at a glittering gala ceremony in Dubai. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s fine-dining restaurant, Come Prima, has been awarded “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023” by the World Culinary Awards.

Votes were cast online by culinary industry professionals and the general public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner. World Culinary Awards™ serves to celebrate and reward excellence in the culinary industry through an annual awards programme. More information about the winners is available at this link.

Executive Chef Nikola Todorov commented, “I am very excited to receive such a highly regarded accolade in the culinary world. It’s a testament to the dedication and passion of the whole team that enable us to deliver a remarkable culinary experience, from the service to the food. This award motivates and inspires us to continue reaching for perfection in our culinary highlights and offerings.”

“We are very honoured that our Come Prima Restaurant has been recognised as “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant” for a third time by the World Culinary Awards. This shows that the efforts of our Executive Chef Nikola Todorov, our Food and Beverage Manager Ivo Ichev, and their teams have been acknowledged and appreciated by our guests. A special thank you to our diners for their support,” added General Manager Mr. Rene Detzen.

Offering a gourmet experience in a romantic and cosy ambience, this fine-dining restaurant features Mediterranean cuisine and five-star service with Italian flair. Live cooking by the hotel’s international culinary team, headed by Executive Chef Nikola Todorov, in the open kitchen creates an amazing experience for every visitor, and the large fireplace makes the atmosphere even more spectacular and warm.

Very soon on 27 and 28 October 2023, Come Prima restaurant will welcome guest chefs from two of Kempinski’s finest flagship properties: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich and Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz. Together with Executive Chef Nikola Todorov and his team, they will present an unforgettable culinary highlight. The Ambassadors of the finest culinary art skills will serve a seven-course dinner, presenting the highlights of their hotel’s kitchen, prepared with the best seasonal ingredients.

To make a reservation at the award-winning restaurant or for further information, please contact us by phone at +359 749 88888 or via email: [email protected].