Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023

Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023

18 Oct 2023

The Mediterranean Restaurant, Come Prima, is “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023”

Bansko, 18 October 2023 – 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: https://worldculinaryawards.com/winners/2023.

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].


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.

About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today, the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. www.kempinski.com www.ghadiscovery.com

Media contact:
Emiliya Kordeva - Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
T +359 749 88568 · M +359 889 920 030 · [email protected]