The owner and chef, Fabricio Vežnaver, drawing inspiration from old local recipes, approaches them in a completely new and creative way, enriching traditional flavours and aromas with that special something you can only taste in Pergola.
The gastronomic story of Pergola owner and chef Fabricio Vežnaver began to cook in the last century, in the auspices of family tradition when he opened a classic seafood restaurant with his father in 1996.
As of 2010, the family tavern changed its paradigm and gradually began to transform itself into a place of food design and became one of the most desirable restaurant experiences in Croatia. The idea of restructuring the restaurant was driven by Fabricio’s love for local foods and all their benefits, but also the ambition to offer something different, more modern, imaginative with well-known and appreciated products.
Pergola Restaurant is a member of the prestigious Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE). JRE is an association that brings together 350 caterers from ten countries and promotes respect for tradition and creativity and innovation among young chefs under the motto of talent & passion.
Seafood, fresh fish, premium olive oils and truffles were given a place of honor on the elegant and colorful plate of Pergola, where these priceless quality ingredients are contemporary presented and paired with unusual accessories that further compliment their natural rich taste.
Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.
Jonathan Safran Foer