Ganeum Food & Wine bar is an extremely charming small restaurant, with a total of 25 seats, located on the main Lovran road. On the back side, at the foot of a nearby bell tower, there is a nice small terrace. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, with a large wooden bar and lovely checkered tablecloths. The owner and chef at Ganeum is Robert Benzia, who won the Gault & Millau trophy of the great chef of tomorrow for 2020. Once again he fulfilled our expectations. Seemingly simple, his dishes are carefully constructed in the choice of ingredients and techniques of preparation. The fish plate with the appetizers is irresistible: tuna rolls, carpaccio, tartare. The scampi in a light, almost foamy tempura were remarkable. Looking good and delicious. For meat lovers, they offer an equally good platter, actually a wooden board, with prosciutto and Istrian sausages. If you like tapas ask the chef to prepare a selection of small plates. The menu is seasonal and based on local ingredients. In summer the emphasis is on fish, and in winter on meat. We chose his delicious lamb shank, served in a velvety roasting sauce, with chunks of toasted polenta. The soft, juicy flesh melted in the mouth. Just like the tender meat of a piglet’s belly that delighted us. A piece of meat cut as a cube, with a finely baked crust on a bed of seasonal vegetables, was delicious. We were at Ganeum at lunch. In the evening the atmosphere is even better. With good music and top wines, you will indulge in the culinary creations of chef Benzia who deserved this year his third Gault & Millau toque. Be sure to book.