For a wonderful authentic Hvar experience in the hills, head to Konoba Kokot in Dol – with great vegetarian options.
We have some vegetarian friends over from the UK at the moment and we took them to Konoba Kokot in Dol the other evening to try one of the island’s hidden culinary secrets. There is nothing fancy about the restaurant, but its location in the heart of the village is divine, and the food – much of it home produced – is superb.
Great friendly service, and one felt one was dining among friends. When looking at the wine list, the owner suggested his own table wines as a cheaper option, bringing a glass of red and white to try for free.
If you like goat’s cheese, this is the restaurant for you. Delicious, produced by the family, and in various guises – goat’s cheese in oil, aromatic herbs with goat’s cheese, salted goat’s cheese. My vegetarian friend Evening, who runs the Suncokret Body and Soul retreat in Dol, raved about the pancakes with goat’s cheese and asparagus, and so we recommended that to our friends. 10 out of 10, as was the asparagus risotto.
After feeling a little cheesed out, I turned my attentions to the meat, and really enjoyed the wild boar and gnocchi, while The Boss decided to go with the chef’s recommendation of something she had not come across before – wild boar hamburger, accompanied by home-grown fried potatoes and grilled vegetables, all from the family garden. Superb.
The rain finally fell after 50 hot days, but it mattered not, as our beautiful outside space was protected by a large tree, and we finished the meal with rožata dessert on the house.
An excellent meal in a great setting. Take a day away from the coast and seek out this restaurant. To reach it, turn right to the village of Dol just after Stari Grad, veer left and follow the signs. Reservations 091-5114288