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Cuisine philosophy

Philosophy of a cuisine

The philosophy of the Morgan restaurant is to only offer its guests dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients. The traditional recipes that our grandmothers once used, have been reinterpreted in a modern way. Therefore, during the autumn season, guests can taste a variety of dishes based on mushrooms, truffles and game (boar, roe deer, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit) and in the spring they can find irresistible asparagus, fresh cottage cheese and špaleta (pork shoulder) on oil, of course all served with homemade pasta.

The restaurant can host up to 40 guests, while during the summer months guests can enjoy our outdoor terrace, with its breath-taking view in all directions, over vineyards and green forests, all the way down to the sea.
The Morgan tavern is listed in important national and international eno-gastronomic guides such as Gault Millau, Veronelli, Dobri hrvatski restorani (Good Croatian Restaurants) and has been recommended by the MICHELIN guide since 2017. It has found itself among the best Istrian and Croatian restaurants for years. Winner of the IQ award for Istrian quality and awarded by the Agency for Rural Development of Istria -AZRRI- for its use of authentic Istrian beef, boškarin.

Morgan – Istrian dream

The Istrian dream arises from love in its broadest sense. The love of a very connected family that has been seducing and surprising its loyal clientele for a long time, who over the years return to this simple but elegant restaurant to taste traditional and modern Istrian recipes.
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It is unbelievable that so many years have passed since 1998, when Darinka and Joško prepared the fire for the first dish baked under the baking lid (peka), when they prepared the first fuži (local homemade pasta) with rooster and gnocchi with venison.

In the end, time itself decides and after all these years allows there still to be a desire to bring these tastes, feelings and enthusiasm for this simple cooking to the table where the main ingredients are history, effort and pride … That pride is still noticeable in our son Marko and daughter Ana. They have certainly introduced innovation, new ways, new recipes with respect for ingredients and traditions, trying to find special wines and the most original ways to further elevate this simple but good Istrian cuisine. Knowing the location, tradition, tastes and magic of the place, the desire to develop was initiated, combining the traditional and modern, the local and international.
The Morgan Restaurant aims to become synonymous with people who have a habit of returning, enchanted by the magic of the place and the quality provided there.

Morgan Restaurant in Brtonigla is a small family-run restaurant
The Morgan Restaurant in Brtonigla is a small family-run restaurant that offers exclusively seasonal food, ever fresh ingredients, prepared in a traditional yet modern way. The fact that the Morgan Restaurant has been known as one of the best Istrian and Croatian restaurants for many years and is included in a number of Croatian and international eno-gastronomic guides, including Michelin, Gault Millau, Veronelli and Dobri hrvatski restorani (Good Croatian Restaurants) is certainly proof of the top quality service and art of cooking offered here.
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Open:
12:00  – 22:00

Monday closed