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Three Restaurants in Zagreb: dobar tek, bon appetit!

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Dobar tek, bon appetit! 

Remember I stayed two nights and a day, barely enough time to discover these three restaurants in Zagreb. If you have any suggestions, some WOW spots, just drop me an email, or leave me a comment here or in my Twitter  (yes I am now, LOL!)! Thanks!

1. Agava

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Great location in picturesque pedestrian street: the trendy Tkalčića street! The restaurant terrace has a view of the design accessories shop Modus, where I liked canvas bags made ​​in Croatia. It is also just minutes from (my favourite) Bar Cica. For that matter I chose to taste Croatian dishes ; ) So as a starter, the Strukli (picture 2), with cottage cheese and dough. Typical dish of Zagreb. Followed by a specialty of Dalmatia (picture 1) with ink gnocchi and fish steak. And picture 3: excellent bread that reminded me of the Greek pita. Tkalčića 39, 10000, Zagreb. Tel +385 1 4829 826.

2. Le Bistro Esplanade

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A charming art deco place where I dined at my arrival (picture 4). On the map, dishes inspired by a mixture of French and Croatian I found it very light and very tasty cuisines. I chose a watercress soup as input (picture 5) and monkfish fillet with vegetables. I do not like complicated sauces or heavy dishes. I appreciate the simplicity and recognizing the taste of each food. Picture 6: great appetizer. More information about Le Bistro Esplanade, click HERE.

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3. Amphora

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I did not eat here, but when I asked Dora, my guide, where she likes to go for a lunch, she replied without hesitation: Amfora (picture 7). And I immediately understood why: the authenticity of the location, close to the market of Britanski Square. The iconic market in Zagreb, with its red striped umbrellas (pictures 8 & 9). On the daily menu: fresh fish coming directly from the fish market (the next door, lol). Dolac 2, 10000 Zagreb. Tel +385 (0)1 481 6455, +385 (0)98 480512.

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Departure to Croatia: Pozdrav Zagreb, Hi Zagreb!

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Pozdrav Zagreb 

Hello Zagreb! A few days before visiting Opatija, I arrived in the Croatian capital that I did not know: yes, my first time in Croatia!

Very very curious and eager to discover this new destination. Like everyone else, I had in mind some pictures of Dubrovnik, but absolutely none of Zagreb, Opatija and Krk that I will visit too …

I landed at the small airport of Zagreb at 6 p.m (picture1). In the car that leads me to the hotel, I am very impressed with the cleanliness of the streets, not a paper, nothing! A kind of European Japan, with plenty of green spaces. It’s spotless everywhere, awsome! The night is dark when I get to my hotel.

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The Esplanade Zagreb

The hotel is a palace built in 1925 to accommodate the passengers of the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul. It sounds very Agatha Christie, doesn’t it? I really enjoy these kind of old palaces, haunted by famous people. Josephine Baker and Woodie Allen stayed here and so many others too! Upon the entry, you can feel the glamour (pictures 3, 4 & 5).

The decoration is inspired by the Art Deco, with lots of marble, gilding, chandeliers and giant mirrors. I really like the atmosphere of the lobby and before checking my room (post to come), I quickly shot these pictures. Last picture: the carpeted corridors leading to the rooms. If you follow this blog, you know how much I’m obsessed with the hotel carpet! Lol! To be continued …

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Croatia: Opatija,The French Riviera of Istria

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Under a bright sun,

early in the morning we left by car the Esplanade Zagreb to the famous Opatija, a seaside town on the shores of the Mediterranean, in the Kvarner Bay. Halfway, we stopped at Lake Fuzine (picture 2), with emerald water. Beautiful landscape really green to walk and get some fresh air. The sky is blue, so blue. It is much cooler than in Zagreb and still impeccable, no paper, no butts lying around. A real pleasure!

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We hit the road and soon we arrive in Opatija.

The houses architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century reminds me of Nice and the French Riviera, or Sintra in Portugal. Quick jump to the hotel (with a direct view on a small marina) to leave my bags. And I go with Ze who lives in Opatija for a long walk in the city. What a great discovery!

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I have the impression of being in a book of Agatha Christie:

architecture, historical figures painted on the wall of fame wall (pictures 8 & 9), including Isadora Duncan (pictures 6, her house & 9). A kind of slow elegance (pictures 4 & 5: Villa Angiolina) … There are few people, it’s very nice: the best time to avoid the crowds is June or September. Photo 7: Park Angiolina. Photos 1,3 & 10: Lungomare is a sublime seaside promenade, to enjoy day and night, by far my favorite part of Opatija!

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