I have been invited by Boris for a small gathering of some important and influential people this past Tuesday. I, in no way, belong there but Boris wanted me to meet them and I was particularly intrigued by the wine pairing menu so I decided to attend. Although quite busy with upcoming programs and projects, I am also in need of a serious vacation so at least a short break like this helps a little bit to take my mind off programs, tours and such…
And it is always a special pleasure to be back to this very special place!
So, after meeting everyone at the terrace and wine cellar where Boris personally welcomed us, we gathered at the indoor part of the restaurant waiting for the event to start.
Mr. Girgio Clai at top of the table, Mr. Moreno Cornica next to him, Mr. Tomislav Tomac, Mr. Vodopija and Mr. Baretić (with ladies) of fabulous and influential blog Vinska Priča (two of the most prominent wine and cigar connoisseurs in the country), Mr. Sandi Paris – one of the leading somelliers in Croatia with Mr. Branko Muzdeka of Bevanda, Mrs. Branka Klemenčić of Jutarnji list (Dobra hrana section!!!), Mr. Neno Kukurin of Kukuriku hotel and restaurant … Not to be impolite and leave someone out on purpose but too much wine afterwards deleted some names from the memory!
A fine bunch, nonetheless!
For the fine menu!
This is just a sample of the wonderful 9 course meal! And, of course, it was paired with great wines. Twenty two of them!
And we ended it all with fabulous Clai Tasel dessert wine! The selection consisted of numerous great Croatian classics like Clai’s Brombonero, Plenkovic’s Plavac Mali, Krjančić’s pošip…to some new wines like Tomac’s fabulous sparkling wine. We also had a chance to enjoy several great Slovenian wines as well which was quite an interesting experience.
So, at around 1 AM, it was time to head to bed. I was staying at room 105, just above the main entrance.
The rooms are very spacious and with fabulous views of the fields and vineyards. The interiors are very pleasant and the beds are HUGE! And very comfortable! The toilets are superb in every aspect.
So, after a spectacular dinner I got to rest overnight without traveling. Who can drive after sampling 22 different wines?
Well, I know a few… Not me! I was happy to wake up early and enjoy the silence of Boškinac and take some photos of this superb place.
One of the best hotels in the country offering superb culinary experiences not only on special days like this!