Vrnik Arts Club
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Among all the islets in Korčula’s archipelago, Vrnik has a singularly laid-back air to it, with a town beach of small pebbles and hues so vivid you’ll have trouble deciding between taking a dip and observing the turquoise waters from the docks. Vrnik Arts Club offers great food on the tranquil terrace in front of what was once the island's school. Opened in 2018, the chef and menu have changed in two consecutive summers, but the excellent quality of the food has remained the same. The standout starters are the fried shrimp, the local hard cheese and pršut — served with melon, candied almonds and olives — as well as the swordfish ceviche. Among the mains, fresh traditional seafood dishes, some with atypical sides, pastas, and heartier meat options all live up to the setting. While some patrons stay for dessert, others opt for another swim or a round of the boules game to the left of the town church, before boarding their vessels and leaving for the day. Much to the joy of fortunate visitors, the church occasionally hosts choir and classical music concerts in the evenings.