Looking for an amazing weekend city break in a not-so-well-known European destination? Well, I have your spot.
I cannot recommend this tiny seaside city enough. Not only is it drenched in culture, history, delicious cuisine and dreamy weather, it’s one way to explore Croatia off the beaten track. Zadar, which is Croatia’s oldest continuously inhabited city, is not too big, not too small – the perfect size for thorough exploration within three or four days.
You’ll find quaint cafes, bustling restaurants, vibrant markets, a darling marina and quite a few historical attractions. The city is home to the beautiful Zadar Cathedral and an impressive Sea Organ, where crashing waves spark musical notes.
Now, on to the yummy stuff. Zadar boasts a selection of Italian-influenced dishes – from seafood linguini to pizzas and caprese. Cue the food coma. The coffee is also to die for – heaven in a cup.
As far as accommodations go, you’ll find fab apartments and hotels right in the city centre – perfect for wandering its cobblestone streets. We stayed in an Airbnb – for… drum roll please… £26/night! What a steal.
It’s safe to say it’s been a very long, hard week and we’re all in desperate need of some much-needed “me time” 🙂 For me, I wanted to start the morning off right with a stack of delish strawberry and blueberry pancakes with a nice cup of tea. Nothing better than a hearty breakfast in comfy sweats!
My adorable personalised Anthroplogie mug is a serious morning essential. It was a perfect gift from one of my closest friends from the states so of course it’s made itself a little home in my cupboard in London.
How are you spending your weekend? I hope it’s fab!
My girlfriends and I recently made a pact to try a new restaurant/have a girl’s night out twice a month. First on our list – Unum – a “neighborhood restaurant with American contemporary cuisine” in the heart of Georgetown. Conclusion: It’s 12 hours later and I’m still drooling/thinking about all of that deliciousness.
My personal favorite: Sesame crusted scallops with wasabi risotto with edamame, shiitake & tobiko, spiced shishito peppers, pickled vegetables & nori beurre blanc.
Other top rates:
Grilled quail with sauteed spinach with dates, pistachios & date demi-glace
Boneless shortrib pasta with tagliatelle, baby root vegetables & red-wine braising jus
Grilled hanger steak with roasted sunchokes, white & green asparagus, horseraddish & port sauces
Looks as if our dining pact is off to a scrumptious start!