Jon Bon Jovi Dines at Oldest Zadar Restaurant ‘Niko’

Daniela Rogulj

World-famous rock star Jon Bon Jovi (57), founder and frontman of the mega-popular arena rock and glam metal band Bon Jovi, continued his Croatian vacation in Zadar with his family,  – wife Dorothea Hurley, son Romeo and friends for dinner at the oldest restaurant in Zadar, ‘Niko’, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on June 20, 2019.

Fortunately, other diners at Niko were utterly unaware that one of the biggest rock stars of today and icon since the early 1980s was among them.

Jon Bon Jovi, whose real name is John Francis Bongiovi, behaved spontaneously and discreetly, as an ordinary tourist. Some guests realized who was among them only when he left and when he agreed to take photos with the owner of the restaurant, Erik Pavin, and his staff.

Bon Jovi’s group was delighted by the fish specialties they tried, and the famous singer fronted the entire bill. 

Upon leaving, Bon Jovi thanked Pavin, who hoped for his return one day. 

The singer replied: “I’ll be back here soon, very very soon.”

Pavin gifted the group a beautiful platter of cheese from Pag before they traveled back to the Zadar harbor where their yacht was anchored. 

Jon Bon Jovi is currently cruising the Adriatic on the luxury yacht “Rarity”, with which he has already visited the Greek island of Santorini, as well as Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar. “Rarity” is 55-meters-long and costs between 240,000 and 270,000 USD per week to rent.

The captain of the yacht is Toni Brok, originally from the island of Ist, whose inhabitants have a long tradition of sailing luxury yachts around the world. Most of the crew is also from the Zadar area.

It is therefore not strange that the “Rarity” sailed to Ist before the group went to Zadar. On Ist, Bon Jovi met with Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanović and former basketball player Jasmin Hukić, who had a one-season stint at Cibona.

Jon Bon Jovi’s Adriatic cruise now continues to the northern Croatian islands.

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