Dubrovnik, the most beautiful city in the world is worthy of exactly the same restaurants. The location of one of them, Restaurant 360, will make sure you never forget where and what you had to eat. With a view of the sea and city walls, this oasis of fine dining and pairing of food and wine is located in an old fortress and straddles several terraces of St Luke’s tower which used to house sentries. This is a place where during most of the year during warm weather you can enjoy the culinary magic of chef Marijo Curić and his numerous, well-coordinated team.
What is that made 360 get a Michelin star? In 2007 the French visionary Gilles Camilleri opened a restaurant in this location which used to be Labirint. After a few chef changes, it was concluded that guests should be offered a top-notch event where phenomenal food tells the story of the finest local and world ingredients and wines based on French underpinnings. And all of that with a lot of imagination, hard work and creativity.
With the perfect view of Dubrovnik, we started off with a trio that’s changed on a daily basis. Apart from foie gras and Jerusalem artichoke with Black Slavonian pork, the hit of the day and plate were baby aubergines, i.e. an aubergine deconstruction worthy of any world-renowned chef. A wonder that looks like a rare precious stone with a flavour that permeates with energy and a barrage of aromas and tastes. We decided to trust the extremely pleasant sommelier who started off the evening with champagne Tomac Diplomat and continued with Sladić Lasina Opol 2017. The latter’s perfect gentleness went perfectly with the next dish; carrots prepared in five renditions with a fermented garlic cream and a celery salad. Favourite vegetables in a new edition, especially the dehydrated ones in combination with pine nuts.
Next up was something truly magnificent, shrimp in kanafeh on Jerusalem artichoke purée combined with Žilavka Nuić. Jerusalem artichoke is the favourite ingredient of the phenomenal Marijo Curić, muck like fennel, which we had the opportunity to try in two renditions along with octopus sous vide and a bit of fish soup. Perfectly preserved aromas, a barrage of scents and flavours, an excellent combination with a brilliant Kujundžuša Grabovac from Imotski.
At 360 you can choose from an a la carte and two tasting menus. The traditional menu contains the most popular dishes from the restaurant’s 11-year history, whereas the contemporary one designed by the head chef showcases the latest trends and creations. Next up was a turbot confit with a cauliflower custard and clams prepared a la “French buzara”. We were blown away by the accompanying wine Korta Katartina Pošip 2017, as well as the (winning) combination. Fresh, floral, with the tenderness of precious fish and shellfish – wonderful. Finally, it was time to have some Black Slavonian pork, i.e. thoroughly processed pork neck with an onion and beetroot tart which served as a fantastic opener for Plava Greda by Brkić.
Finally, a plethora of delicious wonderfulness, chocolate, fruit morsels, jelly, ice cream, sorbet, mousse... The very best chocolates go even better with a sip of the mind-blowing 2011 Gracin Babić prosecco. If you’ve been here once, you’re bound to come back. An absolutely perfect hedonistic experience in every regard.
Contact number: +385 20 322 222
Working hours: Tue - Sun, 6:30pm - 10:30pm; Mon, closed
Restaurant is closed for the winter break till March 19th, 2019.
Address: Sv.Dominka bb, 20000 Dubrovnik
Price range: more than 300kn