Re di Mare Meets Damir Sertic and Vina Caric from Hvar

By 4 February 2015

Re di Mare is one of my favourite restaurants in Split, and it is not one that too many tourists come across, which is a shame, as its location is superb - probably the closest restaurant to the water in all Split - and the freshness of its sea food hard to beat. It is also one of the more affordable dining experiences when it comes to fresh fish, as is evidenced by its large following of local residents. Located away from the palace in another bay close to the Hajduk stadium, it is a much more relaxed affair than the tourist trail in the centre.

There is also a young and dynamic team running the restaurant these days, who are full of new ideas and efforts to promote the restaurant, and if you are looking for a quality gastro night out this Friday, why not head on over, as chef Damir Certic will be serving up a sea food feast, accompanied by the wines of one of the rising stars of the Dalmatian wine scene, Vina Caric.

Located on the island of Hvar, Ivo Caric has been gaining international attention for his collection of authentic wines from Hvar's indigenous grapes, and the Caric range can be found in shops in California, Chicago and that seemingly impossible market - Italy. Exporting to several other countries as well, the signature Ploski Plovac was named in the top ten Plavac Malis recently, while the white Bogdanusa - which is only produced on Hvar and translates as 'a gift from God' - won international silver at BIWC in Sofia and was included in a list of top 6 Croatian wines at a recent presentation in New York. 

It promises to be a great evening, and the price - just 190 kuna - is more than reasonable. Reservations on 095-7255555. Follow Re di Mare this year on Facebook, and check out the latest from Vina Caric here.