Croatian Restaurants/where should this be
I am a London based food writer and i have just finished a project in Istria and Kvarner Gulf area of Croatia.
So here is a list of my top restaurants.
For the freshest fruit of the sea,cooked to a very high standard and a wine list
chosen with care.At the waters edge in Volosko harbour,Opatija.
www.lemandrac.com Tel. 00385 (0)51 701357
A Konobo style place,serving great local produce in the village of Sovinjsko
Polje,5 miles south of Buzet.
Tel. 00385 (0)52 663031
Here they specialize in truffles in an atmospheric setting in the village of Livade,
3 miles north of Motovun.
www.zigantetartufi.com Tel.00385 (0)52 664302
Set in a mansion on a hilltop, they were first to introduce great slow food to this
area.In the village of Dornberk,which is in Vipava valley,just over the border in
Tel. 00386 (0)5 3687007
Booking is reccommended,
PS. Am new and not sure where this should go. Thanks
re: Euro Kevin
Two good Kvarner restaurants.
A lovely little place serving lots of fish dishes and not too expensive.It's at Kruzna 12a, Rijeka.
Tel. 00385 (0)51 213782
This is the place for a wide variety of Istrian plates and well worth a visit. It's in Kastav village, 6 miles north of Rijeka.
Tel. 00385 (0)51 691425
re: shoo bee doo
Went back to Istria and Kvarner recently and had a lovely time. Best restaurant was Le Mandrac in Volosko, a fatastic experience.
Konoba Dani in Umag was also very pleasing and it was nice to sample their own wine and olive oil.
On the negative side, Zigante is now very expensive and Bevanda in Opatija has let standards slip.
re: shoo bee doo
Skalinada in Volosko is wonderful! The owner has been a member of Slow Food for years, and his passion for local, in-season food is unmatched. The tavern features a wonderfully curated menu, which changes daily based on what's available at the market. The dishes are a successful blend of traditional and imaginative--always fresh and delicious. There is also an excellent selection of local (Istrian) and Croatian wines. The atmosphere is inviting--a grotto tucked in a staircase from the sea up to the main road. Stone walls, rustic colors, wonderful service. Stop for a meal or for a glass of wine, but do stop. It's a must for anyone who loves food prepared thoughtfully, with respect to the locals and to the seasons. Hvala Skalinada!