MANO – FINE DINING IN A HISTORICAL BUILDING, ZAGREB, CROATIA
Rating for ManO by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.9 out of 5.
Last visit with friends in October 2017
… Fascinating combination between old building and contemporary urban style, red bricks, wood and glass, reflecting both nobleness and modernity, really impressive;
… Open kitchen, with an oven and fire inside- adding so much cosiness in the atmosphere;
… Big cellar just on the opposite of the kitchen, offering wine from all over Croatia and rest of the world;
… Olive oil powder and roasted pumpkin seeds on the bottom of your pumpkin soup plate, before pouring the soup onto it;
… Beautiful plating of food.
… Comfortable, cosy, relaxed – the whole surrounding interior is calling for this feeling;
… Good service- professional with explanations in detail, although mostly in Croatian to the only person who spoke this language and some of it in English for the rest of us to have an idea;
… Juicy and tender veal;
… The fluffy top of non-traditional Crema Catalana, in juxtaposition to the sorbet on the bottom, mediated by candied almonds.
… Jazz- in match with the stylish environment;
… Scares verbal presentation of the food in English- the waiter addressed most of the food descriptions about ingredients and preparation methods in Croatian to the gentleman in the group who was speaking the local language and I could not understand most of it… and this is how half heart from the 5D Sensograph was gone.
… Home-made bread – smell of bread is of my favorite;
… Flavor of coffee and cocoa in the tiramisu – rich and energizing;
… The scent of Croatian wines.
…. Meat or fish – only top quality, various kind and manner of preparation, I tried veal and John Dory fish- both fantastic;
… Soup – there was pumpkin soup at that time but I am sure any other type will be a masterpiece;
… Crema Catalana- not traditional and memorable.
During my last trip to Zagreb, Croatia, I visited many interesting places, with great cuisine, Mediterranean and traditional, offering fantastic wine list from all Croatian regions. I have to mention also, that Croatia produces really god olive oil and truffles. You can read all other articles dedicated to Croatia using its name as search word in placescases.com.
I was invited to ManO by a friend of mine from Bulgaria, who lives more than 4 years in Zagreb. That guy is a natural guide to dining places and I am grateful for showing me this restaurant.
ManO impressed me from the very first glance at the exterior. It is located in an old brick building, hosting the Zagreb Gliptoteka. The dignity from the exterior of this historical place flows harmoniously in the interior of ManO, in perfect cohabitation with the modernity of the restaurant. Once you enter, you feel willing to spend long time there. You have fire in the open kitchen, enormous selection of win, brilliantly prepared food by Chef Ivan Tomasevic and professional service. For hot summer days and nights, there is a terrace where you can enjoy the historical surroundings.
All details in preparation and presentation are being taken care of. Bread and butter with beautiful green plant accent comes on your table in the very beginning. All variations of fresh meat and fish are brought on a wheel-table to choose from.
The food is impressive in vision and taste- from the starters till the desserts. The meat and fish are prepared with surgical punctuality of cooking. Just flawless execution! If you are a wine person, ask for a recommendation which Croatian wine fits your meal and you will have a wonderful gourmet experience!
In case you visit Zagreb, make a point in your itinerary for ManO. I am sure you’ll enjoy it, just like me!
Address: 2, Medvedgradska str.,
Tel: +385 1 4669 432
Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 01.00h, Closed on Sunday
Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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