Summer is officially in full swing, so why not tempt your palate at Mazzgoon this season?
“A hidden gem”, “another world of class”, “inventive”, is just some of what you’ll hear delighted patrons of Mazzgoon whisper after a meal – and surely any restaurant worthy of a spread in the Financial Times is more than deserving of these creditable adjectives.
You know that we’ve already given hundreds of accolades to the tranquil yet quirky courtyard restaurant in Split’s ghetto, complimenting the eatery on everything from their charming staff to delicate details, and, of course, their heavenly creations which leave loyal Mazzgoon-ers and first-timers tempted for more.
One of Mazzgoon’s fetching perks, we think, is their rotating seasonal menu – and with the summer heat creeping at our feet, this dashing dining hall has rallied a list of menu items ready to take you on a culinary rollercoaster.
The edible adventure begins with chilled starters and soups, encouraging patrons to begin their meal right with a selection of cheeses and meats with homemade dips, an Adriatic prawn tartar with smoked yogurt and nori (seaweed) gel, a dry aged local beef tartar, or a chicken liver pate with cognac and fruit glazed in honey.
For something lighter, guests can also choose from a trio of soups, including a cold tomato soup, an olive and mussel soup, and a carrot and ginger, and in proper Dalmatian fashion, a creamy fish soup is also on offer. But they don’t stop there – patrons can enjoy a selection of summer salads, from an oyster cocktail salad to a caprese, or they can nibble at gratinated mussels with parmesan cheese or an out-of-this-world bone marrow bruschetta.
Since pasta and risotto are summer staples, Mazzgoon has outdone themselves with their seasonal offer. An Adriatic prawn and carrot risotto are fitting for guests looking to keep it fresh, while a duck confit and goat cheese risotto will hit the spot. Carb lovers can even delight in a red pepper pasta with meatballs or pasta stuffed with mushrooms and in a ricotta sauce.
Never lacking in a healthy helping of meat and fish options, Mazzgoon has surpassed our expectations. A twist on Dalmatian classics, guests can enjoy ‘rooster alla Pašticada’ or a very sloooooowly cooked leg of lamb. Seafood standards like white fish gregada and a brudet with white fish, shells, and homemade pasta in a red sauce hold true to the region, while stuffed calamari with young goat cheese, polenta, and tomato salsa add a fresh kick on timeless dishes.
Because we know this just made you hungry, run, don’t walk, to Mazzgoon this summer. Trust us, your bellies will thank us.