Igor Horvat
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The shade of a century-old walnut tree on the Krka River bank, in the vicinity of its confluence with Lake Prukljansko or Prokljansko in magnificent Skradin, is the home to the Skala Restaurant. The maze of alleys and total tranquillity, and a view of a pine forest, the marina and the sea in the distance will provide you with the best way to replenish your batteries between two swimings or after a visit to the nearby Krka National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Croatia.
For the starter, as always when you are in Skradin, you should definitely try čokalice (Mediterranean sand smelt), small fish that lives in both the sea and the lake. It is because their stay in the brackish water of Prukljan that this small fish have fantastic sweetish flavour, a detail that distinguishes them from the classical Mediterranean sand smelt and sprat. Breaded in corn meal and deep-fried in oil, they pair perfectly with wine which, interestingly, comes from Slavonia, in another corner of Croatia. The white wine of the house is in fact a blend of Riesling and Graševina (Welschriesling), while the red wine is a blend of Cabernet and Merlot from the Đakovo Diocese. Light bitterness of the wine fits excellently a little bitter fish refined with green chlorophyll notes.

The place is pet friendly, and with light pop and rock music from the speakers you are close enough to smell the sea, and yet far enough not to feel crowded. Small details on the terrace additionally soothe and relax you, so it is immediately easier for you to choose from a diverse menu, which has enough dishes to satisfy all tastes from risotto and pasta to shellfish and fish to the rich offer of steaks. The Skala is defined as a meat and seafood restaurant for the general public and without much finesses, even though, upon arrival we were immediately offered a tooth fish of eight kilos.
Between meat and the fish, we chose both.

Thus, we tasted the sea bass fillet with lemon sauce and excellent Swiss chard as a side dish, whose earthy notes perfectly match pretty strong and delicate red blend. Speaking of drinks, we should mention homemade liqueurs and brandies, primarily rogačica, and those made of of jujube and rose hip. One of them is perfectly complemented with the dessert, the famous Skradina walnut cake without flour. Juicy, moist and not too sweet, this perfectly balanced dessert, in conjunction with homemade, carefully made turbid and brilliant walnut liqueur, is a sufficient reason to come here in the middle of a hot summer day to get a new dose of energy.

The philosophy of the young owner of the restaurant, Bachelor of Agronomy and the proud owner of the best ratings on the Trip Advisor is to receive a guest as they would want him to accommodate them. Simply, fast, plentifully, do not expect miracles at the Skala but be prepared for great enjoyment. Bon appetit ...

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number: +385 95 8845 801 / +385 98 8468 37



Working hours: Prior to/after season: 11h - 23h
During season (15.06. – 15.09.): 09h - 24h

Region: Dalmatia-Šibenik

Address: Rokovača 7, Skradin

Capacity: 160

Price range: 200-300kn

Restaurant description:

Whether you're arriving by land or sailing into its modern marian, Skradin is sure to delight with open and adaptible arms. It's a small city with a rich cultural and gastronomic past. Its secrets are kept safe, albeit welcoming to visitors desirous of good memories - and at the centre of it all, the 12-year old family restaurant SKALA.
A restaurant that offes a view of the Skradin marina, as well as the bridge connecting the north and the south of Dalmatia, their kitchen connects the tastes of tradition and fabulous gourmet enjoyment.
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