Establishment of Boskinac hotel and winery near Novalja on the island of Pag was a bold step forward into the modern history of this ancient Novalja family. They made an ambitious and, it wouldn’t be too exaggerated to say, a little bit of an adventurous attempt to channel the best of the island, land, family and tradition in the exclusive surrounding of their phenomenally decorated family estate.
The idea of family Suljic is to create a fragrant oasis that will offer relaxation and tranquility in combination with the finest local ingredients that will be used to complete the story of this island with a lot of hidden treasures, of the sea, the land and the family. An important part of the story is definitely the vineyard, cultivated for generations, that has yielded some of the fines Croatian wines.
Hotel Boskinac is one of the small, exclusive family hotels, where attention is paid to every detail, so it is logical to expect that the prices will be in accordance with what’s on the menu. But as soon as the creations from their kitchen come to your table, you will probably conclude that it was worth your while. You won’t be able to find a lot of places that serve things like lamb liver with smokvenjak (fig cake) and goat cheese, or home-made ice cream made of cardamom, sage, vanilla or carob. There are also the variations on lamb, oily fish and lots of vegetables (artichokes, courgette flowers, asparagus) procured only from the island. Of course, the offer contains some “classic” seafood dishes, prepared with the same passion as those modern. A very important element in their cuisine are numerous island spices that give the final (or initial) touch. Many famous culinary names passed through the kitchen of Boskinac restaurant, and this tells you that their gastronomic story is well thought out.
If you come to Boskinac not too hungry, you can sit down in the tavern, where you can try the classical “snacks” like cheese, prosciutto and anchovies, as well as wines you should not miss. On the other hand, if you are ready to let yourself go and explore, you should try their samplers, consisting of several courses that will surely introduce you to some new flavors.
Of course, it is best to go exploring the Novaljsko polje region outside of season, when Mr. Suljic can pay his full attention to you. It is then when the experience of an oasis among the rocks is complete, without the rush and craziness of the tourist season. The memories from Boskinac will last you a lifetime.
a true blend of traditional and modern
Novaljsko polje bb, Novalja, island of Pag
+385 53 663 500
noon to midnight, closed between 3 January and 10 February
45 inside and 30 on the terrace
haute Mediterranean cuisine