Opatija’s Plavi Podrum: What a Restaurant

The critics have spoken and the verdict is: Opatija’s Plavi Podrum restaurant is in the top hundred of the world’s best restaurants. Restaurant magazine plus other professionals in the dining trade, put out an annual list of the 50 best restaurantsin the world. Plavi Podrum didn’t quite make that cut but it was a runner up and was rated number 94 out of 100. It’s the first Croatian restaurant to make the list.
What’s so special about Plavi Podrum? They didn’t say. One can imagine that the super-fresh seafood might have helped not to mention Croatia’s best known sommelier, Daniela Kramaric Tariba, who handles the wine cellar and suggests one of 250 wines to go with your dish. The menu is strictly seasonal, drawing on some of Istria’s most famous products such as asparagus, nettle and truffles. It’s also Opatija’s oldest restaurant with a magical view over the port. That would be the port of Volosko, for the restaurant is a little past Opatija in the delightful fishing village of Volosko.

This is syndicated from Croatia Travel Blog, and written by Croatia Traveller.