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Set in an island location, Restaurant Zori offers the discerning customer a luxurious piece of paradise. Set beneath azure blue skies, emerald Adriatic waters encircle the lush, vibrant green of Palmizana, where you can find, constructed of sun-bleached stone, this jewel of Croatian fine dining.
Only a short boat ride from Hvar, the Vingradisce Lagoon of Palmižana welcomes you with open arms as you gently glide into the bay over crystal-clear waters, revealing your destination. This breathtaking sight should only be followed by further stimulation of your senses, such as can be found in the gastronomic wonders that await you at Zori.
This family-owned and run restaurant has gained a prestigious and regular clientèle from all over the world and for very good reason. From the intimate setting and personal, yet professional service, attention to detail and the extraordinary dishes available to you, this truly is an exceptional place that you will wish to return to, time and again.
Top quality ingredients, best cooking practices and a refined, minimalist presentation of each dish are the key features of the Mediterranean cuisine of chef Iva Tomlinovic. Her meticulously thought-out and deeply inspired creations offer to the sight and taste a colourful and delicious palette of flavors that are rendered delectably unforgettable by original touches and contrasts. We bring creative reinterpretations of classic, traditional Dalmatian dishes to the table, where only the highest quality ingredients from throughout Croatia are combined perfectly with local organic produce. The wine list features an excellent selection of the most prized Croatian wines, as well as a small number of only the best imported wines from all over the world. Zori is very proud of their continuing support of local suppliers and producers, ensuring the food on your plate is of the utmost quality and freshness.
Iva Tomlinovic, is the third generation chef, and she, together with her husband Renato, have been running this family business for over 10 years. Before them, her mother & father ran the business for over 30 years, and before them, her father's uncle & his wife (ZOrko & RIta – that's where the name ZORI comes) were the first generation of the family to begin the Zori story on the Pakleni Islands, in 1947.
Iva oversees the cooking and runs the restaurant, whilst Renato goes to the market in Hvar at daybreak everyday to procure only the best and freshest local produce for the restaurant. As a restaurant manager for 15 years, Iva cultivated her creativity and satisfied the most demanding of guests from all over the world.
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