Restaurant Klarisa is located in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik, near the Great Onofrio Fountain, in the former monastery of St. Claire which dates back to the 13th century.
All the ingredients we use come from the Dubrovnik-Neretva county, except only the meat which is purchased from farms in Slavonia (western Croatia). The fruit and vegetables we use comes from eco-farm located in the vicinity of Dubrovnik, in Konavle.
From the dessert list Chef Stjepo Cvjetković recommends a traditional dessert from Dubrovnik region; Carob Cake.
Chef restaurant Klarisa, Stjepo Cvjetković was born in the vicinity of Dubrovnik, on the beautiful island of Šipan. He grew up with the local fishermen, savouring always the odour of a grilled and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. In his long career he has worked at the Hotel Lafodija on Lopud island, at the Hotel Božica on the Šipan island and five-star restaurants in Curacao (former Netherlands Antilles). He further advanced his knowledge and skills while he traveled the world working as a chef on cruise ships. Curious by nature, he had the opportunity to become acquainted with all the greatest world's cuisines.
Chef Stjepo Cvjetković: "Of course, my culinary philosophy is based on the legacy of our ancestors which I am very proud of. With these premium ingredients that are available to us daily, our healthy, light Mediterranean cuisine is at its best. I strive to follow culinary trends and continually educate myself further, thinking and planning about how to do something new and different, how to combine simple ingredients and thereby create a new flavor.