Thursday, 14 October 2021

23rd Restaurant Week in Croatia Delights Foodies from October 15 to 24

October 14, 2021 - The 23rd Restaurant Week in Croatia returns on Friday, October. 15, where participating restaurants around the country offer 3-course menus for promotional prices! 

Restaurant Week returns to Croatia for its 23rd edition on October 15, 2021. The special event is a chance for foodies around the country to enjoy three-course menus at various participating restaurants for 100/125 kuna, during both lunch dinner. The 23rd edition of this event will be held from October 15 to 24. 

So, what is Restaurant Week anyway?

Restaurant Week is the idea of Željka Marjanović and Ozren Drobnjak, who wanted to find a way to promote Croatia’s culinary scene in cooperation with its catering establishments. Restaurants participating in the campaign meet the needs of guests through a special promotional offer. The concept is modeled on capital cities around the world and is adapted to the Croatian market. During the event, participating restaurants offer various three-course menus at promotional prices. It is held twice a year, usually in late February and late September, but in this case, in October.

For example, the Croatian capital has 17 participating restaurants this time around (though they had about 30 last October), while Split welcomes the same number of participating restaurants this year. 

Split Riva institution Brasserie on 7 is a loyal Restaurant Week member and won't miss out this autumn, either. Visitors can enjoy a 3-course menu of their choice, including: 

Starters

Beef Carpaccio - sliced ribeye, lentils, truffles & parmesan

Beetroot and cherry salad - roasted beetroot, red onion, radish, ricotta mousse, cherry & pistachio vinaigrette

Sweet and ginger soup - sour cream with vanilla and pepper & walnuts

Mains

Pork Belly - Slow roast pork, red cabbage, pickled beets & jus
Bouillabaisse from Lubin - sea bass, squid, mussels, potatoes, red pepper & bouillabaisse soup
Cassoulet - duck drumstick confit, bacon, sausage & bean ragout

Dessert

Blanc-noir - digestive biscuits, white & dark hazelnut cream

B7 cheesecake - digestive biscuits, cream cheese & crumble
Vegan tart - oatmeal, walnut & chocolate ganache

Many new restaurants are participating in the event for the first time this year, like the Central Hotel restaurant in Split's Pjaca. 

Here, guests can choose from 3 different set menus:

Menu I

Starter: Cream of shrimp, broccoli, and chili soup

Main: Swordfish fillet in caper and tomato sauce, flavored polenta

Dessert: Semifreddo of figs in zabajone sauce

Menu II

Starter: Cold roast beef on arugula

Main: Dalmatian pasticada, homemade gnocchi

Dessert: Chocolate terrine in forest fruit sauce

Menu III

Starter: Cheese dumplings, fresh salad, aurora sauce

Main: Tagliatelle with homemade broccoli and pine nut pesto

Dessert: Carrot cake

All menus all around Croatia can be explored on the official Restaurant Week website.

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Friday, 9 October 2020

Restaurant Week Returns to Croatia for 21st Edition: A Look at Offer in Split

October 9, 2020 - Restaurant Week returns to Croatia for its 21st edition on October 9, 2020. Foodies around the country can enjoy three-course meals at various participating restaurants for 100/125 kuna! 

Yes, you heard that right. From October 9 to 18, Restaurant Week returns to Croatia. 

So, what is Restaurant Week anyway?

Restaurant Week is the idea of Željka Marjanović and Ozren Drobnjak, who wanted to find a way to promote Croatia’s gastronomic scene in cooperation with its catering establishments.  Restaurants participating in the action meet the needs of guests through a special promotional offer. The concept of this action is modeled on world capitals and adapted to the Croatian market. During the event, participating restaurants offer various three-course menus at promotional prices. It is held twice a year, usually in late February and late September, but in this case, in October.  

For example, the Croatian capital has 30 participating restaurants this time around, though we'd like to focus on what Dalmatia has going on, too. 

Namely, for the 21st edition of Restaurant Week, there are 14 restaurants you can choose from in Split. 

Restaurant Week veteran Brasserie on 7, for example, is offering guests:

Starters

Pecipala - basil pesto, goat cheese mousse, paprika coulis, arugula, toasted pine nuts
Provencal mussels - leeks, white wine, tomato concasse & fresh parsley
Seafood risotto - "bisque" of scampi, shrimp, finger clams, sun-dried tomatoes, creamy parmesan

Mains

Pork fillet - beans, ricotta gnocchi, charcuterie sauce
Slow-boiled beef rib burger (12 h) - sriracha aioli, lettuce, carrots, pickled purple onion
Sea bass fillet - cream of celery, zucchini & fennel salad

Dessert

Selection from the cake display case

Newcomers on the list, like Ami Pub has prepared something a bit heavier for the beer lovers in Split.

Starters

Ami's spicy dip

Cold platter with homemade honey and chutney sauce

Dalmatian collards with bacon

Mains

Mon Ami beer sausages with a side dish

Beer tingul

Game with gnocchi

Dessert

Cheesecake

Chocolate Rhapsody

Semifreddo

But this is only a portion of the offer. You can find the restaurant list for Restaurant Week in Split and all of Croatia on the official website

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Friday, 13 March 2020

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar, Brasserie on 7 Offering Unique Menus for Split Restaurant Week

March 13, 2020 - Restaurant Week returns for its 20th edition from March 13 to 22, 2020.

“Restaurant Week is a promotional action to promote the gastronomic scene of Croatia in cooperation with catering establishments. Restaurants participating in the event welcome guests through special promotional offers. The concept of this action was made in line with the world's metropolises and has been adapted to the Croatian market. It is held twice a year,” explains Restaurant Week on their official website. 

This time around, Split gourmands can enjoy special menus from Bajamonti, Brasserie on 7, Median Briig Boutique Hotel, Da’Mar hotel Marvie, Dolis, Dukjin Dvor, Hotel Cvita, Mala Kavana, Noir, Split 1921, Tusculum Hotel Salona Palace in Solin, Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar, and ZOI.

Brasserie on 7, for example, is serving a three-course lunch menu for just 100 kuna.

APPETIZER

1. Bruschetta (precipala) - basil pesto, goat cheese mousse, coulis of peppers, rocket and toasted pine

2. Blue fish confit - salads, salsa verde, daikon

3. Seafood risotto - “bisque” of shrimp, prawns, kapelunga, dried tomatoes & creamy parmesan

MAIN COURSE

1. Pork fillet “saltimbocca” - legumes, ricotta gnocchi & charcuterie sauce

2. Beef Ribs & Shrimp - celery & spinach risotto & bearnaise sauce

3. Sea bass fillet - julienne zucchini, celery cream, fennel salad & mint oil

DESSERT

Choice of cake

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar is also serving up a unique lunch (100 kuna) and dinner menu (125 kuna) 

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APPETIZER

1. Viennese Tartar - veal steak, horseradish, carrots, homemade ketchup

2. Red mullet ceviche - fennel cream, leek, rosemary powder

3. Parmesan risotto - cream of grana padano cheese, aceto balsamico, winter salad, espuma of grana padano

MAIN COURSE

1. Homemade Spaghetti - caramelized butter, dried tomatoes, truffle, grana padano, pine nuts

2. Lamb - slow-cooked lamb, potato cream, broad beans, pickled onions

3. European bass baked in parchment paper - mini tomato, zucchini, leek, carrot, posip

DESSERT

1. Polenta pudding - fruit salad with baked sabayon

2. Kadaif cannoli - pastry cream, caramel, pistachio

3. Lemon tart - walnuts, vanilla ice cream, meringue

You can see all the Restaurant Week menus here.

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia,  follow TCN’s dedicated page.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Brasserie on 7, Zinfandel and More: Restaurant Week Returns to Split

October 9, 2019 - Locals in Split love the offseason for many reasons. And while the thinned crowds, cooler temps (but sunny skies) and the first breaths after an exhausting summer are among the best, we’d like to argue that Restaurant Week is in the top 5. 

Namely, Restaurant week returns to Croatia for its 19th edition, ensuring all locals, tourists, and foodies alike can reward themselves on a season well done with promotional, three-course lunch and dinner menus! This time, Restaurant Week will be held from October 11 to 20, 2019. 

“Restaurant Week is a promotional action to promote the gastronomic scene of Croatia in cooperation with catering establishments. Restaurants participating in the event welcome guests through special promotional offers. The concept of this action was made in line with the world's metropolises and has been adapted to the Croatian market. It is held twice a year,” explains Restaurant Week on their official website. 

This time around, Split gourmands can enjoy special menus from Bajamonti, Brasserie on 7, Median Briig Boutique Hotel, Da’Mar hotel Marvie, L’Aroma in Podstrana, Mala Kavana, Tusculum Hotel Salona Palace in Solin, and Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar. 

So, what can you expect?

For example, Riva institution Brasserie on 7 will offer:

MENU I

Appetizer: Cheeses & charcuterie - selection of local & French cheeses & “charcuterie”, served with chicken liver parfait, fig jam & homemade grissini

Main course: Slow cooked beef rib burger (12 hours) - Sriracha aioli, salad, carrot & pickled purple onion

Dessert: Choose from their cake selection

MENU II

Appetizer: White tomato essence soup - profiteroles, black truffle & parmesan Foam

Main course: Duck breast - creamy corn, praline rillette, mushrooms & dark sauce

Dessert: Choose from their cake selection

MENU III

Appetizer: Seafood risotto - shrimp, prawns, razor clams, dried tomatoes

Main course: Octopus - quinoa, “pico de gallo” salsa, citrus & salsa verde 

Dessert: Choose from their cake selection

But that’s not all. 

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar will take you on a culinary ride with their menu creations, including:

MENU I

Appetizer: Homemade ravioli - cow and goat skuta, raisins, pine nuts, sage, baked dried fig jam

Main course: Hama fillet - sage beurre blanc, couscous, asparagus

Dessert: Warm pear biscuit - white chocolate, caramelized popcorn, almonds, butterscotch, creme fraiche, cinnamon

MENU II

Appetizer: Homemade spaghetti - caramelized butter, dried tomatoes, truffle, grana padano, pine nuts

Main course: Pork file „saltimbocca“ wrapped in pancetta - mousseline polenta, caramelized pears, broad beans & demiglace

Dessert: Lemon tart - walnuts, vanilla ice cream, meringue

MENU III

Appetizer: Burrata - mesclun greens, basil pesto, olives, cherry tomatoes, pickled peppers

Main course: Duck breast - bulgur, sweet potato puree, cherry demiglace, beetroot chips

Dessert: Miss berry chantilly cream, raspberry puree, forest fruit, white chocolate

You can check out the rest of the Split's Restaurant Week menus here. And if you’re not in Split? See if Restaurant Week is happening in your Croatian city!

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Croatia Restaurant Week Returns for 18th Edition: Where Should You Eat?

March 14, 2019 - Restaurant Week, one of Croatia’s most highly anticipated gastronomy events, returns this month for its 18th edition. Namely, from March 15 to 24, foodies, friends, family, and foes will come together throughout the country to visit some of Croatia’s best restaurants. 

Restaurant Week is the idea of Željka Marjanović and Ozren Drobnjak, who wanted to find a way to promote Croatia’s gastronomic scene in cooperation with its catering establishments. During the event, participating restaurants offer various three-course menus at promotional prices - and we usually get to enjoy it twice a year. 

But the best part? 

All three-course menu prices range from 100 to 125 kuna, depending on if you're eating for lunch or dinner! 

In Zagreb, for example, visitors can choose from over 40 different restaurants, including some hard hitters in Zagreb’s culinary scene like All Saints, Konoba Bracera, Konoba Didov San, and The Garden Bar and Kitchen. You can find the full list of participants in Zagreb here

In Split, on the other hand, visitors can choose from nine restaurants. While Restaurant Week veterans like Bajamonti and Bepa! are on the list again, this time around, guests can also enjoy newcomers Da’Mar, which is located at wellness hotel Marvie and ZOI, a fancy Riva favorite with the best seat to a Split sunset. 

If you’re looking to try something around Split, head to Podstrana, Omiš, Solin, or Baška Voda, who all boast participants this year. You can find everyone participating in Split-Dalmatia County here

This edition of Restaurant Week even has an added, cocktail perk! Namely, guests can visit the Mareo Bar at Hotel Marvie or L’Aroma Bar in Podstrana to enjoy a special cocktail menu ranging from 20-25 kuna. This offer is valid before dinner, from 6 pm to 7:40 pm (100 minutes). 

A great way to get out and support Croatia’s ever-growing gastronomy scene, don’t miss out on Restaurant Week starting tomorrow, March 15 to March 24. Booking ahead is highly encouraged, and if you’re still not convinced, you can find all of the participating restaurants and menus here

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Restaurant Week Returns to Split Next Month: Where Will You Dine?

The 16th Restaurant Week returns from March 9 to 18, 2018. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Restaurants Participating in Restaurant Week Announced

Reservations for the tastiest week of the year open on October 6.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Restaurant Week Begins in Split this Weekend!

Reservations are currently open for Restaurant Week which will be held in Split from March 10 - 19, 2017.

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