Two Croatian island restaurants make list of the Top 35 in Europe
- by croatiaweek
- in Food & Wine
From Ireland to Italy, a team of journalists from UK newspaper The Guardian has compiled a list of restaurants they believe deserve to be called the best in Europe.
Alongside restaurants in Italy, France, and Denmark, two Croatian restaurants have made it onto the list of the top 35 restaurants in Europe.
Both Croatian restaurants on the list are on islands – Kod Ante, or Ante’s Place in Saplunara Bay on the island of Mljet and Konoba Šešula on Šolta Island, located in the bay of the same name.
Owned by Ana and Ivo Dabelić, journalist Mary Novakovich singles out Ivo’s ‘exquisite lobster spaghetti’ as their standout dish, as well as the slow-cooked dishes prepared under a bell-shaped iron pot, known as ispod peke, which adds a unique flavour to the food.
“The setting is magical: the sheltered bay is right in front of you and I’ve seen some spectacular sunsets. They’ll offer a free launch service for those arriving by boat,” Mary said for The Guardian.
The journalist pointed out that Konoba Šešula was on the list because of their specialties such as lamb and octopus cooked ispod peke.
“Konoba Šešula – less than a 15-minute walk from the pretty port of Maslinica, and which offers free moorings. The giant outdoor grill is the star of this laid-back restaurant, where the daily catch, langoustines or squid – and meats are prepared over a wood fire. With a couple of hours’ notice they’ll also do lamb or octopus slow-cooked ispod peke,” they write.
You can view the entire selection of the best 35 restaurants in Europe according to The Guardian here.