Restaurant Week

Since the new “Restaurant Week” is just around the corner, I thought of posting few photos from the last one – from this past fall – when we visited two restaurants in Zagreb. Although “Restaurant Week ” is national event, Zagreb has the most interesting participants and it is quite fun to explore some restaurants…

Eating dormice on Hvar Island

One of the most unique culinary traditions in Croatia is probably the tradition of eating dormice ( lat. Glis Glis). It is an ancient tradition as dormice were very popular appetizer with Roman emperors. The tradition in Europe is almost completely lost except in Slovenia and Croatia. In Croatia, dormouse (or puh in Croatian) is…

Best Restaurants of Croatia – Šopot

Looong overdue, here comes a post on one of the greatest places serving traditional food. “Šopot” restaurant, located in Šopot near Benkovac is one of the best traditional restaurants in the region. Well worth you turning right when coming off the highway and heading towards Biograd. It is easy to reach and your only worry…

Hiking to the bottom of Blue Lake of Imotski

The Blue Lake (Modro jezero) has been dry for over three months now and no one even remembers when was the last time the drought was so serious… I had a post on Modro jezero a while back so I won’t go into too many details. Just a few basics: – the depth of the…

Boskinac – what sweet dreams are made of

Boskinac again! 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…

Vinistra 2011

As always, Vinistra is a special event that should not be missed if you have any interest in great wines and food. Since I expect more elaborate reviews of wines and oils from my blogging friends, I will give just an overview of this year’s event. Vinistra was held again at Žatika sports hall in…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Pepenero, Novigrad

Another hard day “in the office”! Pepenero is known for a while now as the restaurant serving the most avantgarde menus in Croatia and specializing in sea food and molecular gastronomy- So, on my recent trip to Istria, it was high, very high on the must visit places. Pepenero is located in Novigrad and it…