Restaurant Wine Vault Rovinj is a fine dining restaurant located at a 5star luxury hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj. Executive chef at the restaurant Wine Vault Rovinj is Tom Gretic, Croatian star chef, best of the best, legend, and Frank's new hero.
Restaurant Wine Vault Rovinj: Frank at Chef's Table
Frank is the kind of a man who knows his way around the kitchen. He cooks and he does it well (see Franks Cookbook). Frank also goes to restaurants to find out what others cook. Food is sometimes good, sometimes great but Frank can always think to himself „I can do better.“. Frank has never been swept of his feet by a chef in a Croatian restaurant, until last week.
As all men Frank is a true master of his domain. He will not ask for directions, he will shoot first and ask questions last. He has done it all. Been around the world done the same thing twice. And he does not admit defeat. Always the last man standing – until last week.
What happened last week?
Frank visited Tom Gretic‘s Chef's table in a restaurant Wine Vault Rovinj – French restaurant – in a 5star boutique hotel Monte Mulini. Feeling the pulse of the kitchen, chefs at their best, sommeliers at their smoothest, extraordinary cuisine prepared before your very eyes. In short, the best food Frank has ever had (Don't tell his mother).
The price Frank paid was not cheap. Frank would do it again. How much do you pay for a divine experience not intended for mere mortals?
How did it happen?
Well, Frank made some calls. And at 20:00 hours the battle began. Frank met Tom. Mano y mano. A battle of epic proportion. Good vs. Evil. Frank vs. Tom. Beastly appetite vs. supreme cuisine française. It took 14 rounds for Tom to take Frank down. 14 amazing courses blended with 14 magnificent wines. After the first K.O., Frank got back up and managed two desserts.
In short, Frank found a better man, a better cook. Yet, when Frank came home, in the kitchen of his own. He felt his powers coming back. Frank remains the master of his domain, king of the castle. Ready to face Tom again in the near future.
This article is written by Frank's friend. A stand-up guy. Dalmatian. Tall. Family man. Funny. 14-courses down guy. A guy who takes no photos when he eats. I hope he might contribute more to this blog.
Photos are provided by the man himself. Tom Gretic, thanks!