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“For best experience, Chet's table dining is a must.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wine Vault

Wine Vault
A. Smareglie bb, Rovinj 52210 , Croatia
+385(0)52 636 017
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Ranked #23 of 133 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gourmet restaurant on ground flour of Monte Mulini Hotel. After 4 years of working established it self as market leader in Croatia. 600 labels of wine and unique Chef's table will guarantee you memorable evenings. Reservation required.
New York City, New York, USA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“For best experience, Chet's table dining is a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

On July 11th my husband & I had the experience of eating in the Wine Vault's kitchen at the chef's table. The restaurant had been recommended to us by a few different people in addition to seeing it on Trip Advisor. The meal is definitely not cheap-it was about $200 pp without wine. Upon entering the kitchen, you have an alcove in the kitchen with the table and on each wall was notes from everyone who had eaten there. This included Anthony Bourdain & Adam Richman.

Chef Tom asks you for any preferences or allergies. And then starts to send out courses and explains each one. Basically, as long as you can eat he will send out food. We opted to have the wine paired with each course and the selections were well planned and paired well. My husband decided to attempt to break the record of 21 courses and beat it by 1. Highlights of the meal included scallop in Motovun truffle hollandaise sauce, braised snails over risotto and argentine steak over foie gras polenta.

To really enjoy the experience, you should put yourself in the Chet's very talented hands and you will not go wrong. This was one of the best meals we had while in Croatia and is up there in overall meals we have eaten in the past few years.

It's definitely worth the $$$

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Amazing food, amazing wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A great special occasion restaurant. The menu is exciting and different - a chance to push your boundaries and try something new. The staff are fantastic and the wine list is to die for.

Visited July 2013
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cleveland, oh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Gretic is a star”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Take the Master Chef Tom Gretic up on a chef's table and let him dazzle you with his selection of anywhere from 10 -14 starters (if you can keep up) - it will unforgettable! Tom Gretic for Iron Chef has my vote!

Visited June 2013
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New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Every dish an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We wanted to treat ourselves to a special dinner on our last night in Rovinj so made I made a reservation at the wine vault. My first impression of our server was that he was a little stiff and reserved but by the end of our meal, about 2.5 hours, he joined us in conversation and turned out to be witty and an excellent conversationalist. I will not go into details about each dish but I will say that each one was carefully crafted with different flavors that just worked. If you want to treat yourself to a special night this is the place to visit.

If you happen to have dinner and they wheel over the dinner menus and a wine list, that i could barely lift, don't be put off because "It's all good".

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zagreb, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“high class place !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

one of the best croatia chefs is cooking for you. story i front of menu list is so deep ! menu is something different, something you should try. wine list is huuuuge ! try coronica merlot, roxanich merlot, teran...you cant miss !

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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