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Daniela Kramarić

Daniela Kramarić is no stranger to the wine world. Being Plavi Podrum’s trademark and owner since 1997, she has transformed this establishment into one of Croatia’s finest restaurants and one of the 100 best restaurants in the world. Daniela is the two-time national champion of the title ‘Best Sommelier in Croatia’, and was also named the best sommelier in Central and Eastern Europe. Now, she’s also a columnist and writes about wine in some of Croatia’s most acclaimed magazines.  Offering her guests the ultimate food and wine experience, Daniela starts her day early with a visit to the local fishermen and fresh food market. She hand-picks all ingredients and products herself, so she can deliver only the very best that Croatia has to offer.

Plavi Podrum

Volosko (Volosca), Croatia
MdH Membre d'Honneur

On the waterfront of the idyllic Volosko cove, you’ll find the restaurant Plavi Podrum. Boasting over 110 years of tradition, the kitchen serves exciting Mediterranean and Istrian specialties such as scampi, truffles, and shellfish – all sourced from the Adriatic Sea. Nestled in a harbour, Plavi Podrum is the oldest restaurant on the Opatija Riviera. Nonetheless, it has been honoured multiple times for its fantastic contemporary European cuisine which showcases a beautiful blend of the traditional and the modern. It’s the only Croatian restaurant to be ranked twice on the prestigious S. Pellegrino 100 Best Restaurants in the World list (2008 and 2010) and has dominated the gourmet scene on a local level as well. In addition to its cuisine, the restaurant also offers exquisite wines, carefully selected by owner Daniela Kramarić, who is Croatia’s most renowned sommelier. If the weather allows it you can wine and dine on the outdoor terrace, a few meters from the sea.

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