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Friday, June 19 2015

Sin(fully) Delicious Hvar: What is currently on the Menu

Plenty of chefs in lively and cosmopolitan Hvar City specialize in the dizzyingly eclectic regional cuisine of Dalmatia, from the aphrodisiac and mysterious oysters from Mali Stone bay to the distinctive dairy products of the autochthone Busha cattle settled in the abandoned town of Humac on the island of Hvar. But in this fast-changing and emerging international destination, top restaurants also borrow statement dishes and tastes from Argentina, Japan, Southeast Asia and North America in their pursuit to redefine the city’s contemporary food scene. Venues that capture Hvar City’s diverse culinary approach, from humble pizza counters to chic dining rooms can be easily found in Hvar’s city centre or within a 5 minute walk from the historical center.

BB Club featuring Shrimp House

Amid the cobblestone harbor promenade – an absolute “place-to-be” for all of those who wish to absorb the island’s genial café and lounging culture, this lusciously decorated lounge terrace surrounded by palms and majestic yachts nestled in Hvar’s harbor, is one of the city’s inevitable hotspots for indulging in delicious Adriatic Shrimps and fresh Croatian pasta with your own choice of savory sauce and topping and more than 23 delicious Adriatic shrimps specialties with a modern twist. Try sheep cheese ravioli with fresh pesto sauce, Shrimper’s Heaven; or Big Ol’ Surf&Turf Burgers with 100% prime black Angus beef and grilled black tiger shrimps.

Read some great articles written about it here:

Otvoren prvi Shrimp House u Hrvatskoj

Butchery & Wine Restaurant

Numerous restaurants along Hvar’s promenade and in the center offer various gastronomical specialties, but Butchery & Wine Restaurant is not just another one of them. A place known for unique culinary concepts turning out internationally inflected regional Mediterranean fare, besides seasonal novelties revisited through the deconstructed cuisine, the restaurant has established itself as a “mecca” for premium meat cuts as the prestigious Japanese Kobe beef, Argentina rib eye, French Veal rack, Scottish Black Angus strip loin and many more. After you’ve sampled the fare, grab a drink at the 4th floor Top bar and take in the impressive, 360 degree view of downtown Hvar. 

Read some great articles written about it here:

Luxury Tourism and Suncani Hvar: the Kobe beef has landed

Where is the best place to sit in Hvar Town (and is not the Top Bar)?

San Marco Venetian Terrace

Just across the central Pjaca square, San Marco Restaurant and Marco’s Wine bar serve local delicacies inspired by the ethereal and authentic Italian Mediterranean cuisine.  All vegetables, herbs, dairy and meat products are locally sourced from Hvar’s farms with artisan production. Try tagliatelle with fresh Adriatic lobster prepared in white wine or swordfish “en papillote” and traditional fresh goat’s milk cheese made according to the island grandmothers recipes and of course …. there is a great selection of wine!

Read some great articles written about it here:

Sin(fully) Delicious Hvar: Discover the Dalmatian-Venetian Pie recipe with San Marco's Chef Igor Kurtanjek

Bonj ‘les bains’ 1927 Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Just a short walk west of Empress Elizabeth former home (now The Palace Hvar Hotel), Bonj ‘les bains’ has established itself as a quintessential Hvar landmark since its inception in the 1930’s. The stone colonnade adorned waterfront terrace contains one of Hvar City’s most delectable culinary bargains, the Steak & Seafood Restaurant. The restaurant bathed at night in mild fluorescent light has a jaw dropping view on the lush Amfora bay where guests feast on seafood ètageres piled high and grilled Adriatic shrimp coated in extra virgin olive oil, black Angus sirloin steak and parmesan truffle with a dozen of innovative sauces and toppings like smoked BBQ sauce and Green Peppercorn. 

Delfin Sports Bar&Grill

If you simply can’t say no to local burgers and beers, this is the place to be. With the help of acclaimed Croatian “Karlovačko” beer on tap and locally sourced menu options, Delfin is aiming to attract the Eurosport, ESPN and SKY Sport fan base. The promise of craft beers and large multiple tv screen sport watching will lure guests in the door while items like Rockstar Double Beef burger and Meat Lovers Pizza (the crust is filled with rasted kebabs) will keep you satisfied. Not sold yet? Games like billiards and darts make this terrace an ideal spot for casual hang outs.

Maestral Balkan Grill

With seating in both a peaceful garden courtyard and a relaxed outdoor dining venue with kumquat orrange table-cloths and distinctive ornaments from the last century Balkans everyday life, the simple yet distinctive restaurant not far from Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort has the perfect summery relaxed touch. The cuisine which is entirely based on Balkan roots is rich in minced beef specialties prepared exclusively on charcoal open fire grills. You might start with somun (traditional flatbread) topped with Fresh cottage cheese “Urnebes” and Dalmatian prosciutto, before tucking into one of the house specialties, such as Čevapčići or Gourmet Pljeskavica with traditional Ajvar sauce and Kajmak. And impossibly decadent cakes from the region are on the menu too: Baklava and Krempita.