La Belle Vie restaurant is a newly opened hotspot by the sea in Vodice. La Belle Vie is worth making a stop for in this little city on the South of Croatian coast. La Belle Vie or Good Life in translation is clearly a guideline of the restaurant as their dishes and cocktails plus the incredible location truly make a trio which will guarantee that you will enjoy good moments in life – La Belle Vie way.
Upon the arrival to the restaurant we were greeted by the waiters which have kindly “walked us” through the menu and have helped us to pick our cocktails without too much overthinking. While we’ve waited for our drinks and food, we couldn’t stop staring at the sea… The view from the restaurant is simply astonishing and puts you into zen mood immediately.
For starters we had refreshing salad with fruits, avocado and prawns. It was just simple, beautifully presented dish but it did taste lovely. Another starter was homemade gnocchi with garlic foam and octopus stew with capers and squid ink. This dish was a nice twist to a traditional Croatian cuisine, I loved the combination of the dense octopus, melt-in your-mouth gnocchis and a zingy touch of garlic foam to tie them all into a perfect dish.
La Belle Vie’s main courses list wasn’t long but it was hard to pick only 2 dishes to taste, meaning that we have to go back to this restaurant just to try more options from the menu. 🙂 This time we went for lamb ragu tagliatelle pasta and rib eye steak with the wok vegetables.
Both dishes were unpretentious but prepared perfectly and have tasted delicious as well. I can def. recommend you to try if you happen to visit La Belle Vie. For the dessert, we just couldn’t pass on trying their chocolate mousse with ice cream and berries, it was a “cherry on top” to our dinner.
As for the cocktails, both of them were house signature ones and have worked perfectly with each dish we had. Next time I’ll make sure to try and pair the dishes with a nice bottle of wine from La Belle Vie’s selection of Croatian and international wines. 🙂
*Thank you to Miss Antina for making this collaboration possible.
*All photographs and opinions are my own!