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Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo credit: Sandro Sklepić)

(Photo credit: Sandro Sklepić)

Numerous events, a magical holiday offer, new seasonal menus, a glamorous New Year’s Eve and the advent spectacle FOOLING AROUND by Fuliranje on the Oleander terrace with a phenomenal gastronomic scene and an excellent program is something you simply have to experience.

The multi-award winning and beloved Advent in Zagreb, which CNN recently named one of the best in the world for 2022, returns this year in full glory, and the legendary Hotel Esplanade is the perfect location for a stay in Zagreb and a luxurious base for enjoying a good time. 

The best of all is that you don’t even have to leave the hotel to experience the finest and most exciting part of Advent in Zagreb.

The beautiful Oleander terrace, next to a park with a fountain and surrounded by Art Nouveau buildings, which was once described by the famous Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža as the place where the Balkans ends and Europe begins, for the second time in a row, after last year’s huge success, is once again the venue for Zagreb’s established Advent event – FOOLING AROUNG by Fuliranje. 

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo credit: Sandro Sklepić)

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo credit: Sandro Sklepić)

The event starts this Saturday, November 26 and lasts until January 1, 2023, and brings a top music program.

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo credit: Sandro Sklepić)

Follow @fuliranje on social networks for daily announcements of attractive music and gastronomic events.

Take your company to the Oleander terrace, indulge in gourmet sensations and be delighted by the warm cocktail & street food pairing offer at Esplanade’s little house. 

Ana Grgić Tomić, Chef of the Year 2022 according to the prestigious guide Gault & Millau Croatia and holder of a green Michelin star for Zinfandel’s, this year performs for the second time in a row on the street scene with her creative collection of dishes, of which warm gnudi with pumpkin and pumpkin cream stand out and honey with pumpkin seed crumble, fried red prawn tails in kadaif with kimchi and sweet potato cream, crispy croquettes combined with cod and sun-dried tomatoes, and pork shoulder with homemade dark beer and chilli BBQ sauce.

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

Ana Grgić Tomić (Sandro Sklepić)

(Photo: Lil Basic)

(Photo: Lil Basic)

And there is also the all-time favorite, the legendary Esplanade štrukli baked in fine cream. Esplanade’s main pastry chef and three-time pastry champion, Mirjana Špoljar, this time prepares aromatic crème brûlée cream with crispy speculaas crumble and warm bread and butter pudding with hazelnuts and chocolate with vanilla cream for visitors. 

(Photo: Lil Basic)

(Photo: Lil Basic)

Hot drinks such as gin with the addition of ginger and honey, Christmas punch with the flavors of cinnamon and rum, and an intriguing forest cocktail with the addition of pumpkin, chestnut and porcini mushrooms are signed by the famous cocktail master Vjenceslav Madić Kishoni.

Hotel Esplanade is a kind of attraction of the city of Zagreb, an icon of the hotel industry and one of the best hotels in the region, crowned with numerous world awards, and since it was built way back in 1925 for Orient Express passengers, it has imposed itself as the center of social life in the city and a destination for true hedonists.

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

A unique institution of luxury hospitality is recognized worldwide for its charm and individual approach, which has attracted many famous people who have stayed there, such as King Charles, Princess Anna, Emmanuel Macron, Hillary Clinton, Shakira, Bono Vox, Tony Blair, Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue and many others who experienced Zagreb through the unique atmosphere of the Esplanade.

Zagreb’s Hotel Esplanade the place to be this Advent

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

This luxurious hotel has always held a special place in the hearts of the people of Zagreb and over the years has become a favorite place for family gatherings, Christmas celebrations and the most glamorous New Year’s Eve in the city.

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

You can book your accommodation in one of the luxurious rooms and suites with a view of Zagreb Advent and indulge in afternoon tea with a selection of small snacks and desserts served on the terrace in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Esplanade 1925 Lounge & Bar, gather the family for a traditional Advent lunch at Zinfandel’s and toast the holidays in the charming Christmas atmosphere of Le Bistro with cod dishes and Christmas desserts.

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

Spend Christmas in the company of your loved ones in the fairytale atmosphere of the Esplanade. And for the craziest night of the year, there is a magnificent reception in the Emerald Hall and Zinfandel’s with a red carpet, premium sparkling wine, a five-course dinner, a musical show program, as well as a children’s New Year’s party – all for a glamorous entry into the new year 2023. Indulge in the glittering holiday atmosphere of this unique historical hotel in the heart of Zagreb – and good fun is guaranteed.

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade)

(Photo: Arhiva hotela Esplanade))

You can book your accommodation in Esplanade and find more information at www.esplanade.hr

 

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