Sustainability on a plate
If you crave premium local gastronomy while exploring the areas around Marina, look no further than Tavern Donja Banda.
Due to its natural resources, clean environment and rich culinary tradition, Marina countryside has all the necessary conditions for the development of sustainable gastronomy. In Open villages people are especially proud of their excellent local cuisine and its unique character.
Meet Roberto Nedeljko, the owner of Tavern Donja Banda, who has always had a vision to provide sustainable culinary excellence to his guests. The tavern is located in Vrsine village, only 15 minutes’ drive by car from Trogir.
»I opened this tavern 20 years ago. At that time I had a burning desire to create something authentic. Something that would respect and promote the tradition of this place. At first, locals were laughing at me. They thought that the only culinary excellence can be found in fancy hotels along the coast, but never in the countryside, says Roberto. «
From farm to fork
They follow the basic principles of sustainable cuisine by working closely with farmers and suppliers. The dishes are always prepared with delicious local ingredients, some of them directly from their organic garden. They also always use locally produced olive oil and serve local wines.
The secret to their success
Today this is a restaurant where the shade of tall trees, herbal garden and ethno antiques evoke the spirit of the days long gone. Not to mention the dream team – chef Boris and assistant Nikolina. Boris puts sustainability at the forefront of his culinary creations and Nikolina loves to get the party going by inviting guests for a post dinner dance.
»I am aware that sustainable cuisine goes hand in hand with warm sustainable design, so I used only natural materials in interior and exterior, as well as some ethno decor. I want to provide that homely feeling, where people can relax and enjoy their food in a beautiful rural ambiance, explains Roberto. «
You can find local culinary delicacies that are good for your body and your soul. Tavern Donja Banda is most-known for its gastronomic delights under the baking lid, called »peka«, a traditional, slow cooking method. You can choose octopus or meat baked “peka” with gold potatoes and vegetables, slowly prepared under a coal covered lidded tray.
Perfect spot for green events and birthday celebrations
Green corporate events are becoming increasingly popular as they minimize negative impacts on the environment and promote positive social impact for the host community. Why not choose this peaceful rural location that stands out for its dedication to environmental protection and sustainable development?
Roberto says that Tavern Donja Banda is also a popular place for vintage lovers who want to organize rustic celebrations. From birthday parties to other special occasions, their doors are always open to you. The tavern can easily host up to 100 people.
Charming place to celebrate your green wedding
As two become one, become one with nature. A green wedding celebrates simplicity and reminds us what is truly important – love, family and friendship.
Here you can celebrate your rustic wedding and provide your guests with unique and authentic experience. Tavern Donja Banda hosts just a few rustic wedding celebrations per year to ensure that each one is special. Your wedding party is guaranteed have that warm, cozy and family feel. Accommodation can be provided at the holiday homes, glamping tents and apartments nearby.
Locals firmly believe the well-known saying that the way to the heart is through the stomach. Discover the charms of traditional cuisine and visit Tavern Donja Banda.