Sapori Italiani: Exclusive Dinner with Best Italian Chef Enrico Derflingher in OXBO, DoubleTree by Hilton

Total Croatia News

September 10, 2023 – Calling all foodies! One of Italy’s greatest chefs, Enrico Derflingher, is coming to Zagreb for an exclusive dinner at Oxbo Restaurant at Doubletree by Hilton.

Renowned chef Enrico Derflingher, the ambassador of Italian cuisine in the world, brings Italian flavors to Croatia for an exclusive dinner at the OXBO restaurant of the DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb hotel. The culinary event promises an exceptional experience, a meeting of tastes, cultures and culinary traditions that brings together two different but fascinating gastronomic worlds.

The Hilton OXBO restaurant is delighted to announce an exclusive culinary event and a unique gastronomic experience. On Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m., an extraordinary evening of food and wine pairing awaits you with chef Enrico Derflingher, a culinary virtuoso who has cooked at the Court of the King of England as well as at the White House. Culinary genius Enrico Derflingher will be hosted by Hilton’s executive chef Marinko Topalović, together they will create an unforgettable five-course dinner with wine pairings from two excellent Italian wineries, Bava Vini and Nera Vini.

Enrico Derflingher is a renowned Italian chef with several Michelin stars and numerous prestigious awards. He is known for his extraordinary cuisine and had the opportunity to cook in the White House and at the Court of the King of England. His culinary skills earned him the title of Best World Chef in 2008, he was appointed the official Ambassador of Italian cuisine in the world as well as the President of the international association Euro Toques since 2017.

“Food is a global message that brings people together, it is a form of sharing and expressing different cultures,” said Chef Derflingher. “I am delighted to bring Italian flavors to Croatia and share this culinary experience with dinner guests at Hilton’s OXBO restaurant. It will be an unforgettable evening of delicious flavors and discovery of Italian gastronomic traditions.”

On the occasion of this dinner, Hilton’s Executive Chef Marinko Topalović said: “I am really looking forward to the table to have the opportunity to work with a culinary legend such as chef Derflingher, whose career I have followed, and we are especially looking forward to the fact that he will pass on some new techniques for the preparation of great culinary classics…”

“We are delighted to host an event that combines the culinary talents of Chef Enrico Derflingher and our Executive Chef Marinko Topalović. We are sure that this will be an extraordinary evening for all lovers of excellent cuisine and wine,” said Josipa Jutt Ferlan, director of the Hilton Hotel in Zagreb. .

“Enrico Derflingher is ready to amaze and delight the taste buds of those present at this exclusive dinner with his exceptional experience and passion for cooking! I have been working with Enrico for many years and organize and appear at the events of the Eurotoques INT association, of which Enrico Derflingher has been the president for Italy since 2017,” said Irena Vergani of

About the Hilton OXBO restaurant:
The modern design and open kitchen of the OXBO restaurant, an offer that combines international and local gastronomy seasoned with innovative à la carte cuisine, is an essential part of Zagreb’s gastronomic offer. In the OXBO restaurant, the emphasis is on meat specialties, of which the top quality Black Angus beef stands out, and the menu also includes the highest quality Japanese Wagyu beef with the A5 quality mark.

Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera is one of the most important and prestigious wineries in Valtellina, with a long tradition in growing and producing high-quality wines with unique characteristics, and they have been awarded at various national and international competitions.

The history of the Bava winemaking family begins in Cocconato, a village that rises steeply along the slopes of Monferrato Astigiana. The Bava family has been growing vines in this area since 1600, and in 1911 the family built its first wine cellar in the same area.

Since then, more than a hundred vintages have passed, and six generations have followed a common wine story. Their wines are extremely appreciated in the world thanks to their top quality.

Food and wine pairing Sapori Italiani by Enrico Derflingher and Marinko Topalović
Date: September 23, 2023.
Time: 19 hours
Place: Hilton OXBO Restaurant
Address: Ulica grada Vukovara 269a, Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb
The price of dinner per person is 190 Euros
information and reservations: 01/ 6001914 and [email protected]

For press inquiries, interviews or additional information, please contact:
Nives Volarevic. cluster marketing manager
[email protected]
099 2659 936


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment