No Stress Café and Bistro: Try Boškarin, a Supreme Istrian Delicacy

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Located right next to the 15th century City Hall on the famous Pjaca (Narodni Trg), the urban chique décor of this al fresco café and bistro definitely draws curiosity and as you flick through menu crafted by Croatian masterchef Željko Bremec, you are definitely tempted to have a seat.

Željko Bremec is from Istria, known for its culinary richness, but moved to Split with his family to work in some of the best restaurants in the city. He has now entered the kitchen at No Stress and given the menu an overhaul. The Mediterranean menu has true bistro flair with dishes found nowhere else in the city. For a light lunch, there is a delicious selection of creative sandwiches, handmade pastas, and explosive salads. For a fish fiesta, try the herb-crusted fish fillet or why not one submerged in Champagne sauce? For lighter fare, nibble on the Stress Tapas…or perhaps the No Stress Tapas is more your thing.

Boškarin Istrian Ox

What No Stress has become famous for is their Boškarin and being one of (if not the only) to serve it in Split. Boškarin is the name for an ox with enormous horns that is indigenous to the Istrian peninsula. Boškarin is an Istrian delicacy and is an important ingredient in Istrian gastronomy and in fear of the species’ extinction, breeding programs exist for the protection of the Boškarin. In order to serve Boškarin on your menu, you need to be certified and educated in the proper preparation of this supreme delicacy from cutting, thermal treatment, spicing, ageing and the likes. Additionally, a restaurant must be a contributing member to the Agency for Rural Development of Istria (AZRRI)

On the No Stress menu you will find both Boškarin steaks and carpaccio. For creative cuisine and an urban atmosphere, sit on Pjaca and let life pass by as you take in the flavors of the region. 


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