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Stiven Vunić

With restaurant Konoba Zijavica, sommelier and chef Stiven Vunić has upgraded a 40-year-old family tradition: fishing. In the kitchen, he prepares honest and fresh Istrian dishes with a modern twist. Stiven loves working with traditional ingredients and local products such as freshly-caught shrimp, fish, octopus, and other regional seafood from the Adriatic sea. But he also creates specialties with meat and vegetables from Istrian suppliers.

Konoba Zijavica

Mošćenička Draga, Croatia
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Hidden in an idyllic fishing village in Croatia, lies restaurant Konoba Zijavica. For foreigners, its name might be difficult to pronounce. Nonetheless, this intimate, pastel-coloured tavern is a popular hotspot among locals food connoisseurs and gourmets.  The restaurant is run by owner, chef & sommelier Stiven Vunić and his wife Tea. Here, chef Stiven prepares marvelous Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional Croatian specialties. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, you’ll find that the pebble beach and azure waves are within sight. It’s a vista that quickly turns your lunch or dinner at Konoba Zijavica into a fairytale-like experience. Especially if you dine on the romantic terrace, which lies directly along the Adriatic coast.

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