The Badi restaurant is located in Lovrečica on the old road between Novigrad and Umag. The interior is very stylish and gives off the impression of comfort and refinement. All dishes are prepared from home-grown seasonal ingredients and combined with creativity, tradition and chef’s signature. We chose the “Mare&Monti” tasting menu and were not disappointed. The dishes were delicious and presented attractively. Beef carpaccio on curd cheese and parmesan bed is a fine dining classic, while here it was an interesting interpretation of the chef. Pheasant pâté with tart cherries and vinegar reduction is an exciting and rarely found appetizer. The flavours are well balanced, the dish is simple, delightful, and delicately seasoned. Carpaccio of gilthead sea-bream filled with pomegranate jelly and lamb’s lettuce is one of the recognizable dishes of this place – an attractive creation of fish fillet, fruits, vegetables and spices. Raw shrimp with grated goose liver, a single cannelon filled with carrot cream and cardamom with shrimp and garlic foam, and the pumpkin and sunflower seed sorbet is yet another “Mare&Monti” compilation of perfectly matched flavours and textures. The description itself speaks of a very extravagant dish. Duck breast in plum sauce with foie gras and persimmon cream would have been exquisite if breast had been cooked better. The complete pleasure derived from this inspired delicacy was therefore missing. We had excellent wines from Istrian producers with our tasting menu, which paired really well with all dishes. An experience worth revisiting!