There are many excellent restaurants but solely Zigante is fully dedicated to creating unique dishes with truffles rising the Istrian tuber to the position it deserves
The Zigante Restaurant was opened with the goal of presenting guests with the possibility of using truffles in culinary art and it is the first Croatian restaurant specialized for dishes with truffles. Located in the very centre of Livade, in a close proximity to one of the most fertile natural habitat of truffles, Zigante has a location like not many restaurants worldwide.
Throughout the year the restaurant is offering a carefully designed menu based on fresh truffles, created primarily in accordance with the harvest season of Istrian truffles. Thus dishes with fresh black truffles are offered throughout the year while the one with the rare white truffle are prepared solely between October and December. The unique meals are accompanied by a well-stocked wine shop with many domestic and foreign wines.
The restaurant chefs and sommeliers are holders of many international awards for their work, and amongst others, in 2005 Zigante won the first place in the “Good Croatian restaurants” category. Therefore it is no wonder that this restaurant located in a small Istrian village is visited by guests from all over the world.
In addition to the unique menu, the Zigante Restaurant also offers the organization of business and family lunches and dinners as well as tastings.
Adjoining to the restaurant, in a renovated Istrian stone house, are the modern equipped four-star Zigante rooms for a comfortable vacation in a typical Istrian rural place. There are also package offers including various specialties on the basis of fresh truffles and many other surprises for a complete experience of the world of Istrian truffles in addition to accommodation.
CHEF DAMIR MODRUŠAN
Chef Damir Modrušan has made with the Zigante Restaurant to the TOP restaurant in Croatia, which has become well-known in the neighbouring countries as well. The selection of fresh ingredients Damir uses in his everyday cuisine is always diverse. Keeping in touch with truffle seasons and seasonal ingredients, he creates the menu which true experience is gained when paired with premium wines.
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Phone: +385 (0)52 664 302