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We loved Dino Galvagno’s first bistro restaurant Prasac, which was a revolution for Zagreb’s dining scene, and his latest, long-awaited project Peta četvrtina was promising to be something more ambitious, experimental and exciting…
Grga Čvarak sells all kinds of produce from Croatian family farms, including fresh dairy products, fruits and veggies, bread and meat. Clean, green, sustainable and organic is written all over it.
It doesn’t appear very inviting from the outside, but once we entered the “auntie’s cozy living room” interior of this family-run restaurant, our suspicions disappeared. Vesna Miletić may not be a Michelin-star material, but her cooking is honest, knowledgeable and, most important, true to ingredients, always local, fresh and in season.
Excellent program featuring Croatian and international wines, delicacies, cooking shows and music, in a very hip venue. Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend is a new (old) international festival of wine and food which will be held in the Glyptotheque of the …
“Zdrava hrana” u ovom slučaju znači: upoznati “Izvor” hrane, družiti se i postati jako dobri prijatelji te razmjenjivati hranu, prijateljstvo, druženje, vrijeme i ljubav prema prirodi i društvu. Upoznati se s načinom i mjestom na kojima hrana nastaje/raste.
Wonderful “shabby rustic chic” interior on a less than ordinary location, friendly and professional staff, high kitchen standards but nothing fancy or pretentious. Code word is meat.
Celebrating International Women’s Day will certainly be more fun combined with enjoying top-quality rose wines and good food. This new and quite unique festival tries to combine women, wine, health, culture, education and charity. Cheers to that! Oh, and the …
Tons and tons of all kinds of chocolate – resistance is futile!
Celebrity TV chef Ana Ugarković finally opened her place, far from spotlights and glamour. It’s a small secluded downtown bistro with a list of no more than 20 simple but creative dishes using first class fresh ingredients.
Old school seafood. And old school interior. And the waiters. But the food, especially fish prepared in traditional Dalmatian way, is well prepared. Just don’t eat there if you’re in a hurry.
Ako dođete druge godine na Karakterr uvjerit ćete se da “prirodna” vina nisu u prvom redu podražaji za nos i nepce. Prije ih bi se moglo opisati kao stimulans za desnu stranu mozga, onu emotivnu i sintetičku.
Have you grown weary of adapting foreign recipes to the spices available in Croatia? Now Harissa Spice Store in the center of Zagreb makes it possible for you to cook wildly and freely, without a trip to Austria for some specific exotic spice!
This is the time of year when we eat heartier dishes made from a personal store of durable ingredients like tubers and roots, pickled cabbage, preserved vegetables, and of course: smoked meats!
We’ve been very fond of the wine festival at Hotel Regent Esplanade for years. It is held in a hotel which is not just beautiful and elegant but also has character…
This year the festival hosts more than 250 exhibitors. Apart from Croatian winemakers, you will also be able to taste wines made by their colleagues from France, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Spain and Montenegro. The presence of …
Leading organic, biodynamic and natural winemakers of Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.
Drempetić family from Zagorje region grows fruit and vegetables, lots of it. And when you have loads of fresh goodies, it’s a smart move to preserve some of it for later. So that’s why they specialize in preserving and pickling vegetables.
It is the 7th time people of Ivanić Grad are celebrating autumn by indulging into all things pumpkin!
They have realized that the pumpkins are so much more than carving material for Halloween of pig feed. Pumpkin oil, pumpkin specialties made from different pumpkin varieties, recipes exchange for both sweet and savory dishes, pumpkin decorations, all of that has been going on in Ivanić Grad for years now.
It’s the 19th time the people of Jastrebarsko (Jaska) are going to celebrate their grape picking and wine producing tradition. The president has opened it together with all the diplomats in the country, now it’s up to us to try “best of” Plešivica region wine production. And there is a lot of good stuff coming from those colorful hills.
These are the winemakers who will proudly present their wines: „Mladina“, Dragutin Ciban, Drago Kurtalj, Zdenko Šember, Velimir Korak, Damir Režek, Malo gospodarstvo „Kolarić“, Mirica Blažek, Robert Braje, Velimir Jagunić, Siniša Šoškić, Željko Šimanović, Darko Španić, Vladimir Popović i Ljubomir Kunović.
Being of Istrian origin, Luciana knows how traditional Istrian pasta is made and firmly believes no machine can replace her hands. The recipes for pastas she borrowed from her mother and grandmother while the ones for biscuits are still traditional but enhanced with plethora of Mediterranen goods.
Rudarska greblica is a traditional specialty from Samobor surroundings, a kind of pie. It came a long way from the food of poor local miners to the list of Croatian non-material cultural heritage.
The Vitko family has produced honey, mead and other honey derived products since 1996. You can find their kiosk in Samobor’s main square.
Cozy and casual interior (but don’t sit too close to the oven!) and nice terrace, surrounded by walls full of cordwood
Best restaurant in Croatia as voted by 300 independent voters in a contest organized by Jutarnji list, in a project called Dobri restorani.
Their portions are sooo big! And if we’re talking about chunks of meat, frog legs, eel, snails, and all the other hearty food they offer, eating it all might become a problem. Dalmatinska Zagora in the middle of Zagreb.
This traditional event gathers plenty of small producers and farmers from the whole country in a big tent at Bundek Lake. You can buy what you taste at promotional prices.
The town of Samobor is very proud of its traditional salami, that’s why every year they organize a contest and festival dedicated to it. Try both the winners and losers, and have fun at this meat-celebrating event on the central …
Korčula is one of Zagreb’s seafood restaurants with the longest tradition and it owes its popularity to the excellent central location, reliability and the fact that you pretty much know what you can get.
Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE) is an association of young restaurateurs. The thing they have in common is that they want to share their talent and passion for the profession with each other.
Gastronomadi guys were never no ordinary bunch of people. After 3 years of being an open type restaurant they decided it’s time to really make it work a different way: a Club for passionate gastronomes, such as themselves.
Principle is the same. Find a restaurant you’d like to try out. The list is here. Check out the menus, and choose the ones you find most interesting. Make a reservation. Show up. Enjoy your dinner. In case you’re not …
Croatian Food and Wine Festival brings together all the food and wine business professionals; the big and small food producers, wine producers, olive oil producers, representatives of the best restaurants and hotels. In Arena Zagreb, in an area of more …
If you didn’t what to look for, you’d never find little restaurant called Amfora in the bustle of Dolac, Zagreb’s central market…
Recently it’s been hard to find a good palenta other than the instant, precooked version in supermarkets. We were happy when we discovered this “kukuruzna krupica“ from Organic Farm Sever, managed by one big happy family from Novi Marof in Zagorje.
Kod Špilje, also simply known as Grgos (the owner’s name), is located at the end of a winding road above Samobor, surrounded by woods and – a cave. It was discovered by the owner and you can take a tour …
Žar is new and it is hot!
As soon as you enter this 300-year-old basement turned restaurant, brothers Švagelj will disarm you with a smile and win you over with their friendly and professional approach. When it comes to food, the concept is a sort of a …
Their ancestors bestowed them with the best vineyard positions, so Velimir Korak feels that by producing the best wines they honour their heritage.
Excellent value-for-money homemade cooking combining Dalmatian and continental lunchtime classics tucked away in winding little alleys of Trešnjevka neighborhood.
Of course we don’t define sushi as the taste of Croatia, but when it’s prepared by a young half-Croatian half-Japanese sushi master using the best Croatian fish, then we can’t ignore it. Hanafuda is a new restaurant, but it’s quickly …
Projects like Gateway to Posavina – Vrata Posavine make us happy. They are a great example how the concept of Cooperative is probably the right way to go. Vrata Posavine is a small shop located at Ivanić Grad local market. It’s also a project, aiming to gather small, often organic and traditional producers “under one roof”.
Kezele family is probably one of the first and most famous family farm establishments in Moslavina and their fame travels well beyond this peaceful and fertile region. The family’s passion for what they do can be felt in every little …
Who says goat breeding is just for old geezers? Young enthusiast Karlo Ivček and his 90 goats who are happily grazing on Hrvatsko Zagorje hills will prove you wrong. His family farm Zlatna Koza (Golden Goat) produces a variety of …
Igomat is a small family factory from Samobor which has been producing processed meat products for 30 years, always following tradition, using the best ingredients and being ready for innovations. They started as a prize-winning producer of the local specialty …
Karlo is a freak. And he gladly admits that. Nothing is simple or slow around him. He just has that specific nerve that doesn’t allow him to sit still. He is constantly in search of something, whether it’s a great new wine or a perfect ingredient for his kitchen.
It seems Trilogija found the recipe for success: excellent ingredients, devoted staff and a creative and passionate cook. They are very good at making you feel welcome and relaxed.
Arguably the best grill in Zagreb. Recently renowated which means it finally looks like a decent place. Try EVERYTHING they have! Secret meal that never was on the menu – mazalice –> spicy čevapčići spread
Ozren and Željka decided to make a list of Zagreb fine restaurants and talk them into having a unique menu and price for a week, in an attempt to draw people into going out in restaurants, a concept that is widely popular in all the big cities of the world, but somehow not that lively in our very own Zagreb.
This little deli bakery is set in Trešnjevka, a low-key Zagreb neighbourhood, and it’s one of those simple places with friendly service made for locals.