Exquisite Zadar Dining Experience at Delmonico’s on Wall Street: Renowned Zadar Chefs, Vintners, and Olive Growers Impress New York’s Esteemed Journalists and Tour Operators

A presentation dinner featuring 11 different gastronomic dishes showcased the key aspects of Zadar’s gastronomy, wine, and olive oil at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York. The event was hosted by the Zadar City Tourist Office and attended by tour operators, travel agents, professionals from the travel and camping industry, journalists, editors, and television producers specializing in tourism. The evening began with greetings from various notable figures, including the director of the Zadar City Tourist Office, the Mayor of Zadar, and the director of the Croatian Tourist Board main office. A screening of last year’s award-winning promotional film on Zadar was followed by a presentation on the city’s historical heritage and tourist offerings. The guests were entertained by the A-Capella quintet Niko throughout the evening. The food served at the event, except for the beef meat, was sourced from Zadar, thanks to the assistance of Marikomerc. Local chefs Saša Began, Niko Erik Pavin, and Jakov Meštrović aimed to preserve the authentic flavors of heritage dishes and the products of the Zadar sea. The evening featured a variety of dishes, all prepared and seasoned with local extra virgin olive oils, donated by award-winning olive growers. Each guest also received small bottles of these oils and the Nin salt flower as part of their gift package. The event continued with a selection of dishes paired exclusively with authentic wines from Zadar wineries. The guests, including renowned journalists and tourism managers, expressed their delight with the taste of the Mediterranean in the Zadar style. Notable guests included David Farley, a journalist from The New York Times, and representatives from the New York Office of Tourism. The event at Delmonico’s was supported by Denis Turčinović, one of the co-owners of the restaurant. This was the second time that the Zadar Tourist Office organized a gastronomic presentation, with the previous one taking place at Felidia Restaurant in early 2020. The efforts to promote Zadar in the United States are resulting in increased visibility and tourist arrivals from the American continent.

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