Damir is a renowned chef with 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry. After the kitchen career which included Michelin-star ranked restaurants he is excited to be working on this unique concept which unites high-end dining experience and luxury boat tours. He aims to create an unforgettable experience for his guests by making super fresh food while pouring wine from his own vineyard and telling stories about Dubrovnik’s past and present.
We prepare food which is seasonal, locally-grown and sea based. Our food choices depend on what is available at the local market in the port of Gruz where we only choose the freshest produce. We believe that having quality ingredients and letting them speak for themselves is all you need for a great dish. We also take great pride in our bread which is traditional sourdough bread typical of the area. Finally, all this is best enjoyed with a glass of wine from chef’s private estate in the Peljesac peninsula… cheers or as we say it “Živjeli”!
One hot summer morning we sailed to the island of Lopud in search of a perfect swimming spot and a place to relax and recharge. When we approached the island, we found ourselves surrounded by small tour boats packed with tourists in a mood for a chat and a joke. After we anchored it seemed as the right time to share some food. As I served lamb chops with my freshly baked bread and cold red wine it just hit me – everyone should be able to experience this. Our small family boat suddenly became a private tour boat, my wine was poured from fine bottles and the food was more complex and refined. Finally, I was both a Captain and a Chef.