Gault&Millau Croatia

Pero Savanović
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The current restaurant headed by chef Pero Savanović has been running for 15 years now. The restaurant has been located at the same place under the same name since 1980 and today fish dishes make up 70% of its menu. But meat lovers won’t be deprived of anything. Should you opt for meat dishes, they recommend the local wine Babić Gracin made by the proverbially excellent winemaker from the immediate vicinity. Aside from about ten sparkling and rosé wines, the wine list includes wines mostly of Croatian origin with representatives of Istria (Madirazza, Coronica...), Slavonia (Galić, Krauthaker) and Plešivica (Korak, Šember) being equally present. When it comes to Dalmatian wines, the renowned Bibich and his Pošip and Debit that go great with fish specialties of the Mediterranean are particular standouts.

When it comes to appetizers, they have a wide selection of seafood dishes and the standard cold platters. The vegetables are local, tomatoes, rucola, onion, potatoes, and their šalša (tomato sauce) that takes hours to prepare is renowned... The soup selection is interesting, large and varied, the rustic tomato soup aromatised with herb brandy and served with Mascarpone cheese, as well as “pijat soups”, Dalmatian bouillabaisse made from the daily fish catch with vegetables and olive oil. Cuttlefish salad with oranges, octopus salad and marinated and salted anchovies make up a great sea cold platter which is served with freshly baked buns and homemade olive oil from the vicinity of Primošten. A trio of interesting flavours and aromas, freshness of the nearby Adriatic Sea and contemporary design in cute bowls and jars – an excellent start to your meal with a glass of strong Pošip Bibich.

Tuna is the absolute number one of the Mediterranean, it stems from Kali on the island of Ugljan and it’s served in every way imaginable ranging from carpaccio to steak with quite a few additional ingredients. Depending on what the local fishermen have to offer, you also have the daily freshly caught fish selection, dentex, scorpionfish, John Dory, as well as the monkfish in a truffle cream.

As far as the main course goes, we recommend the buzara with warty venus, mussels and Adriatic shrimp. The pasta is made by the Nichi factory in Šibenik. It’s elastic, delicious and great when combined with the incredibly delicious šalša and other ingredients fried prior to buzara. Expensive yet fantastic, perfectly blended with Bibich Debit, this region’s best wine ace up its sleeve. Coming soon with a wine label grown and made by the restaurant owner, Babić Franz Ferdinand which owes its name to the year when the vineyard was planted!

Come dessert time, you have the hazelnut semifreddo and the chocolate cake. Once the season is in full swing, you have tiramisu, paradižet (meringue in custard cream, floating island-dessert) and all kinds of fig renditions. There’s something for everyone...
Mediteran is open from April until October and they give local and traditional dishes a creative twist. As they point out, a classic preparation that ends with a modern plate based exclusively on local fresh ingredients.

Seemingly a tavern, but on a much higher level. If you’d like to have simpler dishes at more affordable prices, you have their street food Francos, which is located right next to the beach. It’s time for you to discover the beauties of Primošten!

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number: 022/571-780; 098/445-945



Working hours: MON - SUN: 13:00 - 23:00

Region: Dalmatia-Šibenik

Address: Put briga 13 22 202 Primošten

Capacity: 80

Price range: 200-300kn

Restaurant description:

Even though it was formed by backfilling and used to be an island, today Primošten forms a peninsula and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia, in a similar manner as the French landmark of Le Mont Saint- Michel. Surrounded by hills and vineyards, with beautiful beaches aplenty, neat and dolled up, it just lures you into put your towel some place where’ll have a view of sheer perfection. After you take a swim, you need to grab a bite to eat. The place located in a stone courtyard, a secluded and peaceful alley in the peninsula is the only logical choice. Restaurant Mediteran offers peace, quiet and wide selection of homemade “spiza”, as the locals call their specialties...

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