A Close Encounter With Chef Zoran Djumic of Dubrovnik Restaurant – Solaris Mont Kiara

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In conjunction with its first year anniversary, Dubrovnik had hosted a special cooking demostration on Croation food to food tasting and I was one of the lucky ones that got an invitation to indulge on their new menu.

All the sumptuous recipes are the wonderfully innovative creations of Croatian Head Chef Zoran Djumic who has grown to love and know the Malaysian market well since moving to this country 12 years ago.

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The name “Dubrovnik” comes from the actual named city of Dubrovnik which boasts great historical and cultural values that used to be the centre of Mediterranean trade and heritage. Looking back at the history of the food consumed in the Dubrovnik area, centuries ago, there was a lot of focus on healthy food, using organic vegetables and fresh seafood. Through its authentic dishes and exquisite ambiance, Dubrovnik provides a very unique European cultural experience.

Different from the typical Western restaurants, culinary multiculturalism has been practiced in Dubrovnik for centuries, where popular cuisine is prepared over an open fire or on a grill to serving up the most luxurious dishes.

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In 2008, Croatian Head Chef Zoran Djumic founded Dubrovnik, the only Croatian restaurant in Malaysia and South East Asia offering European cuisine using traditional recipes from Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Croatia. All the deliciously mouth watering recipes are the fabulously innovative creations of Croatian Head Chef Zoran Djumic himself who has grown to love and know Malaysia since moving to this country 12 years ago.

With a burning passion for cooking from a very tender age, Zoran’s parents did not encourage him to be a chef instead he studied to become an Engineer. He continued his pursuit of his dream of wanting to be a chef by learning European cooking styles from chefs on his travels, getting down to study the roots of authentic traditional cuisine in Europe.

Eventually, arriving in Malaysia and having been in this country for a decade, Zoran’s dream became a reality when he founded his own brand of restaurant with Dubrovnik and created his amazing culinary specialities that are homemade and sumptuous to the last bite. Zoran invested in a wood fire oven for cooking and from hand- made pasta to the bread baked daily in this oven, his insatiable quest for excellence in food preparation demanded pure perfection and true authenticity in his creations.

If any restaurant invests in a wood-fired oven, the Chef is serious about his cooking and in creating luxury dishes of true home cooked food. He painstakingly places a lot of attention and detail to preparation and to the selection of freshest of products and ingredients, combining rustic dishes with the modern cuisine techniques.

He places great emphasis on healthy food, using organic vegetables and fresh seafood in providing patrons of Dubrovnik a very unique European cultural dining experience.

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  • July 22, 2009 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    who who who is the lucky one? i want to be lucky!!!
    .-= xin´s last blog ..Going French with Chef Jerome @ Le Bouchon Changkat Bukit Bintang =-.

  • July 22, 2009 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    wow I’ve always wondered how he looks like, he reeks of chef aura all over! awesome!
    .-= Christock´s last blog ..Red Tomato is taking over the world! =-.

  • July 22, 2009 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I was almost tempted into Dubrovnik last year….
    .-= Chin´s last blog ..Gloden Sun Seafood for the Eclipse =-.

  • July 22, 2009 - 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Lucky you! Everything looks delicious!



  • July 22, 2009 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I love Crepe! The last time I had my ‘orange’ crepe was back in Victoria Station in Penang.
    .-= cariso´s last blog ..Chulia Street Beef Koay Teow with ‘muscle bak’ nia nia =-.

  • July 23, 2009 - 8:17 am | Permalink

    You’re lucky! Proud of you too!
    .-= Little Inbox´s last blog ..Buffet Lunch @ Miss Maud Restaurant =-.

  • July 23, 2009 - 9:19 am | Permalink

    aiii…canot deny that its a great restaurant with its interior design tat gives a nice ambiance of dining.
    .-= taufulou´s last blog ..Ice Age – Dawn of The Dinasaurs (3-D) =-.

  • Jessica
    July 23, 2009 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    woah! food looks good and tempting!

  • July 23, 2009 - 10:14 am | Permalink

    Interesting post…great to see the chef preparing the food…missed out seeing him on last visit.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Sin Kheng Aun Hainanese Restaurant Revisit =-.

  • July 23, 2009 - 10:18 am | Permalink

    Yay! Pancakes! Looks so yummy after with breadcrumbing…
    .-= Selba´s last blog ..Martabak Mini (Mini Pancake) =-.

  • July 23, 2009 - 1:57 pm | Permalink

    wow… nice to see the chef in action.
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Sungai Pinang Food Court =-.

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  • Bernadine Martin
    August 18, 2009 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try the food.Already planning to have a small party there soon.

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