Albert Einstein, as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, is known for many quotes, and one of them reads: “If you can’t explain something to a 6-year-old child, you don’t understand it yourself!” Although Matija Bregeš is too modest to ever admit it is walking proof of the truth of the above quote.
Our still young but very successful and experienced chef trained (mostly at his own expense) in world-relevant restaurants with three Michelin stars: Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark), De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands) and Azurmendi (Bilbao, Spain). Matija proved that he is ready to apply what he has learned in Pag’s Boškinac, where he himself earned his (for now) first star.
Last autumn, as a new step in his career, he chose the legendary Zagreb restaurant Baltazar, with the aim of raising the traditional cuisine loved by whole generations to a new level. After the set goals have been achieved in Baltazar, it’s time for a new challenge: Baltazar 2.0!
It is about the new Baltazar project, in which traditional Croatian dishes will be prepared in fine dining variants through three smaller, “regional menus” – Adriatic, Slavonija, Zagreb, and one large menu “the best of Croatia”.