Located on the bottom, sea-facing level of the Monte Mulini hotel, the Wine Vault has quickly built a reputation for being one of the best places in Istria to sample modern Mediterranean cuisine. Under chef Tomislav Gretić (well known to viewers of Croatian TV cookery programmes), the accent is on the maritime side of French cuisine, with shellfish, lobster, sea bass, turbot and cod starring on an inventive menu that is never afraid to juxtapose the unexpected – swordfish marinated in orange juice and served with stilton, sautéed scampi with brown sugar and coffee essence – the list is long, and deciding what to order here can be a genuinely tantalizing affair. Wines are just as important as the food, with a list of over 500 local and global varieties overseen by sommelier Emil Perdec.
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Hotel Monte Mulini, A. Smareglije
|Opening hours:||7pm-midnight daily|