SPOTLIGHT

Wine & Dine

Eat & drink your way through Croatia

by Tomislav

Top local eateries

From unpretentious local taverns to Michelin-star restaurants, our CEO & Owner has passionately explored the country in pursuit for finest bites and flavors. Here are the top local places that stole his heart:

 

Tavern Morgan, Brtonigla (Istria region)

Authentically Istrian with a modern twist – would most accurately describe this unique find. Hidden in a charming hilltop town of Brtonigla in the culinary paradise of Istria, Morgan is small family-owned tavern with a big heart. The family is dedicated to bringing only the freshest seasonal ingredients to the table, proudly presenting genuine Istrian cuisine. Don't miss their finest specialties: home-made fuži (pasta), venison with gnocchi, truffles, boškarin (Istrian ox) or wild asparagus, all topped with rewarding panoramic views.

 

Pelegrini, Šibenik

This fine-dining wonder is more than just a restaurant – it is art, philosophy and love. Voted best Croatia's restaurant and among the first ones to get a Michelin star, Pelegrini lives up to expectations. Overlooking the UNESCO-protected Šibenik Cathedral, it defies cheap eats around it and devotes itself to pure art. Whatever you choose as your treat of the day, you cannot go wrong (but shark ravioli is a must!). If you have extra time, and you should have for this one, we absolutely recommend their lavish tasting menu – taking you sky-high in fine-dining artistry.

 

Vuglec Breg, Krapina (Zagreb region)

Lush Zagorje countryside is home to many traditional eateries offering hearty and savory local meals. Vuglec Breg restaurant embodies the warm local hospitality, with open fireplace, cozy atmosphere and forgotten recipes of „grandma's kitchen “. Our choice is the Zagorje soup with bacon, mushrooms and potatoes and lamb knuckle from a wood-fired oven. Afterwards relax on their sunbeds with a glass of wine overlooking the green rolling hills of this picturesque haven.

 

Opat, Kornati Islands (Šibenik/Zadar region)

Perched on the rocks of Kornati Islands National Park, tavern Opat offers an insight into a world gone by, where fishermen brag about their morning catch and seagulls fight over the remains. With sea views, stone architecture and fishnets hanging from the ceiling, this is a true seafood paradise. Relax and take the slow road with their mouthwatering tuna carpaccio, yummy lobster risotto and the signature dessert: gratinated crepes with nuts and vanilla cream.

 

Bako Tavern, Komiža (Vis Island, Split region)

“The taste of sea, the taste of salt…” goes an old Dalmatian song. And Bako is all about celebrating the sea – the sea views, the sea food, the scent of sea – much like the fishermen village of Komiža itself. The old-school tavern is authentic and intimate, even boasting with its own archeological collection. Our pick is the lobster brudet with polenta or a monkfish gregada – so genuinely local.

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