Makarun: New Zagreb restaurant serving homemade Korčula style macaroni
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
The carefully designed concept of the popular Split restaurant Makarun now has its Zagreb version at 14 Teslina Street. In addition to excellent dishes based on Dalmatian cuisine, its trademark is the great traditional Korčula macaroni, which have been made on the island of Korčula for hundreds of years.
Handmade macaroni made according to a traditional recipe from the island of Korčula with steak or shrimp, roasted squid salad, beef carpaccio or fresh fish are just of few of the must-try dishes at the newly opened Zagreb restaurant Makarun.
Such a wealth of flavours can only be prepared by exceptional chefs such as the young Kristijan Tari, who takes care of the quality of each ingredient, its basic taste, but also the attractive presentation, so Makarun is extremely proud of their dishes.
“We are glad that after the centre of Split we came to the centre of Zagreb to Teslina Street, which has become a gastronomic centre of the city. The concept is similar to our restaurant in Split, with an emphasis on the top service we nurture,” points out Goran Punda, co-owner of the restaurant.
The wine list is composed of top Croatian wines, among which those from the most famous Dalmatian vineyards dominate.
“Although we opened the Zagreb restaurant a few days before the lockdown, and closed it immediately, I am convinced that we will become recognisable in these challenging times,” says Punda.
The decent interior with striking details such as a brick or floor mosaic ceiling, a spacious terrace and a perfect location in the city centre, are an additional motive for visiting a new place with the best Korčula macaroni in Zagreb.