Modern bistro underneath Dolac market cooking fresh, honest food paired with biodynamic wines of the region
Located in a street underneath Dolac open market, Pod Zidom is a modern bistro, basing their offering on the seasonal ingredients they get daily from the Market above.
The atmosphere is delightful, as the entire interior reminds you of a cozy and warm living room, with strategically placed lighting, that provides a relaxing background for an otherwise modern and minimalist interior. If the weather allows it, the outside terrace can be nicely cool even on the hottest of days, as it is hidden in the shade of the nearby building.
Their cooking is honest and above all, tasty. The entire experience is enjoyable, from the warm welcome by the maître d’, to the delightful service that brings simple, delicious dishes at a great pace.
No wonder Michelin and Gault&Millau recommend this place.
What is served
The menu consists of ten to twelve dishes, with a decent wine list focusing on biodynamic wines. Every dish on the menu is market fresh and decided by the season. The flavors of the dishes are well balanced, in a pure modern bistro kind of way, providing value for money and quality to their guests.
What our chefs had
Our visit to Pod Zidom started with amuse-bouche based on homemade sourdough bread, and butter.
The first dish we tried was homemade gnocchi served with a creamy cheese with cold pressed pumpkin seed oil and microsalads, as a reflection of the season and traditional dishes of the region. Gnocchi were fluffy and you could taste the potato in them, the which paired with mild cheese flavor and an intense nutty aroma of the oil came together nicely.
Our next dish hailed from a bit more south, it was slow-cooked pulled lamb, bathed in exquisite lamb jus, and served with a side of chard, a dish that is typical of the Dalmatia outback or the islands in its more basic variety. Meat was tender and juicy, and the chard gave it a nice, almost bitter counterpoint.
We ended our visit with a refreshing and moist orange cake that was deceivingly simple on sight, yet with a lasting and enjoyable mouthfeel.
The glass of Maurer Fodor wine went along nicely with our dishes.
Altogether, our meal at Pod Zidom was simple and tasty.
Food and a glass of wine came to 50 euros per person.