Not far from the main city square, Piazza dell’ Unita d’Italia, overlooking the harbor is an excellent local seafood restaurant, Elefante Bianco (the white elephant). We had a delicious luncheon there with some outstanding local Malvasia (crisp, dry white) wine — a specialty of the Adriatic coast, particularly Croatia to the south.
Their seafood and fish are are locally caught and fresh — the menu varies depending on what seafood and produce are available. Our first courses were variations on a theme: fresh seafood either crudo (raw) or fried.
We thoroughly enjoyed the bright, spicy golden olive oil from Croatia that was served with homemade breads. The Mate trasparenza marina EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is obtained from Leccino andPendolino olives planted at the beginning of this century by the then 75-year old Mate Vekić on the coast overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Four our main dish we each chose different pastas.
All in all, an outstanding meal — not surprising, given that the owners and chef are members of Slow Food and Vino Libre and other Italian groups that promote local, fresh and sustainable food and wine. Very highly recommended!