Tavern Vinko


Michelin recommendation

Traditional
Vinko Krnić
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Dalmatinska Zagora is a completely unknown culinary gem of Croatia and is definitely recommended to people who truly love relishing meat specialties. Tavern Vinko, located in Konjevrate in Šibenik’s hinterland is one of the fabulous destinations where the smell of roast will infiltrate your every last pore.

The tavern’s tradition goes back more than one hundred years, but the modern period started back in 2004. In the beginning everything revolved around spit-roasting suckling pigs, but today their offer encompasses other traditional local food. The interior is modern, fresh, adorned in stone and wood. It’s neat and comfortable without excess details. The terrace is close to the source of the scents (outside grill and peka (a large metal or ceramic lid like a shallow bell with which bread dough or meat to be baked are covered, and over which ashes and live coals are placed)), everything is antique. Just made for you to relish the food, wine, and good company.
Grilled young pork meat is available at any time of the day, and probably of the night too. Their reputation goes from Drniš to Skradin and Knin and your plate or platter will always have crispy skin and tender meat. Pork is grilled, but lamb and veal are roasted under peka. The lamb is juicy and salty just as it’s supposed to be - they pay particular attention to the season, local origin and grazing... The light and wonderfully rounded off Maraština Rak went great with the roasted meat, while Bibich debit and Kairos Plavac Mali also top the wine list... An extremely good offer of wines from the surrounding area and entire Croatia.

Naturally, Vinko offers other splendid dishes such as lamb tripes or lamb liver Veneziana being the most recognisable dishes. Soups are prepared exclusively using meat, not bones. Local specialties include prosciutto sliced with a knife and smoked pork loin with eggs. Veal cutlets are aged ten days, while veal ramsteak is aged up to 40 days. Skradin risotto, a well-known local specialty in a modified rendition, is cooked more than ten hours. In a nutshell, the meat is cooked until there is nothing left but the sauce. You can only imagine the tenderness and texture.

We should point out the dried prosciutto made from local pigs. It’s sliced strictly with a knife and you also have young cow cottage cheese, as well as a selection of Pag cheeses. Finally, we have several kinds of traditional desserts with a modern twist. Chocolate cake, sponge cakes and fruit cakes that have been designed in such a professional way that they could easily be served in any global city.

Vinko is a nice and pleasant place with a modern exterior, but it’s antique on the inside. A realm of roasted meat with plenty of surprises even for those who prefer different combinations. If you want to feel the heart of Zagora, then this is the place to be.

-- Your Gourmet 365

Contact number: 022/778-750

Web: www.konobavinko.hr

E-mail: info@konobavinko.hr

Working hours: Every day from 12:00 till 23:00,
From 1st of September till 31st of May, they are closed on Mondays.

Region: Dalmatia-Šibenik

Address: Uz cestu 57; 22 221 Konjevrate

Capacity: 80

Price range: 100-200kn

Restaurant description:

The tavern’s tradition goes back more than one hundred years, but the modern period started back in 2004. In the beginning everything revolved around spit-roasting suckling pigs, but today their offer encompasses other traditional local food. The interior is modern, fresh, adorned in stone and wood. It’s neat and comfortable without excess details. The terrace is closer to the source of the scents (outside grill and peka), everything is antique. Just made for you to relish the food, wine and good company.

Awards and recognitions:

Won first place on TripAdvisor for two consecutive years where it received the highest grade. For two years in a row it also won the Golden Fork Award (Falstaff Restaurant guide).
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