Restaurant Dvi murve: Good seafood in the shade of mulberry trees
Although Poreč is known as Croatian tourist mecca it does not offer much to gourmet travellers, especially in the historic center. Located in a sleepy suburb of Poreć, restaurant Dvi Murve is a pleasant retreat on hot summer days. Soak up a cool breeze in the shade of the 200-year-old mulberry tree which dominates the large terrace, or dine indoors, where soft lighting and red brick walls give the interior a low key intimacy. Dvi Murve has served excellent seafood from the nets of local fishermen for thirty years.
The menu is primarily traditional fare, with strides toward the new evident in the excellent house made black pasta with prawns. Carnivores will enjoy truly excellent steaks, or even more locally influenced offerings such as ox steak with truffles. To complement your meal, the wine list boasts ultra-regional vintages from within 15 kilometers of Poreć. This includes a few from the obscure Borgonja grape, believed to be a mutation of the Gamay brought to Istria by Napoleon.