Plavi podrum is located in the picturesque village of Vološće, next to the sea, and with a tradition of more than 100 years, is the oldest restaurant on the Opatija Riviera

The restaurant is characterized by top modern European cuisine that insists on fresh local ingredients, freshly caught scampi and fish. The choice of top quality seasonal ingredients means that the menu in Plavi podrum is regularly changed.

It has been maintaining the highest level of service for years, which is best demonstrated by numerous awards that place it at the very top of the Croatian gastronomic scene and among the 100 best restaurants in the world.

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Daniela Kramarić, the owner of the Blue Cellar since 1997, is the best Croatian sommelier and restaurateur

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She has been a member of the Croatian Sommelier Club (HSK) since its establishment in 1994 and is a two-time national champion as well as the champion of Central and Eastern Europe.

She has represented Croatia several times at the World Sommelier Championships, and today, she is primarily active through regular columns and wine blogs that she writes for the most prestigious Croatian newspapers and portals.

Daniela Kramarić is the trademark of Plavi Podrum. Its owner since 1997, Daniela has made Plavi Podrum into one of the best restaurants in Croatia and among the 100 best in the world.

Daniela’s distinct approach to food is driven by fine ingredients like the Kvarner Bay scampi and the Istrian white truffle. At Plavi Podrum, Daniela has created a wine list comprised of the finest wines and a selection of Croatian olive oils of the utmost quality.

Daniela’s day starts early in the morning with the local fishermen and a visit to the fresh food market, where she hand picks all the produce and ingredients. Having sourced the day’s ingredients, she returns to Plavi Podrum to greet the first guests.

Daniela continually enhances the offer at Plavi Podrum, always keeping in mind the guests and their ultimate food and wine experience.

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Plavi Podrum prides itself on having one of the finest wine lists in the country, selected by the owner and best sommelier in Croatia, Daniela Kramaric.

With around 250 labels, we offer the best Croatian wines, a large choice of fine wines from Slovenia, and an excellent selection of Italian wines, French wines and New World wines.

At Plavi Podrum we boast an impressive collection of regional wine varieties featuring the finest Istrian Malvasia and Teran.

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In case you feel overwhelmed by the wine list, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you in making the perfect selection, and guide you through the wining and dining journey, from the initial glass of champagne to a perfect harmony of food and wine. Cheers!

On each table, guests will be greeted by a real small exhibition, an offer of a dozen of the best olive oils from Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia.

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Croatian olive oils are one of the best in the world, so it's no surprise that they are given due attention in the Plavi podrum restaurant. As if in a boutique of extra-virgin oils, here you can taste different autochthonous varieties, but also selections from recognized producers such as Meneghetti, Štimac, Chiavalon, Agrolaguna, Ipša, PZ Krka and other established oil producers of the new generation.

A few drops of oil poured over the food will give your meal a new dimension,
and the professional staff of Plavi Podrum is always ready to explain the characteristics of the offered oils.

The olive oils offered in the Plavi Podrum do not need to be ordered separately, they are already waiting on the tables for you to taste and enjoy every drop.

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