The Adriatic Times Sinke

A few days ago, we published an article suggesting that Bono Vox, the charismatic vocal of Irish rock group U2, is spending his summer days on Croatian coast. The news has been confirmed, as the popular singer has openly lauded Croatian cuisine on his Facebook account.

Bono has visited a notable restaurant called Laganini, located in the Palmizana Cove on the Island of Sveti Klement. The diner is run by masterful chef Hrvoje Zirojevic, who didn’t even know the identity of his guest during preparation of the meal.


“I was working in the kitchen when my waiter came, saying a certain guest was so impressed with the food that he wanted to meet me. I went to his table, and immediately recognized Bono Vox,” Hrvoje said LC source. “I love U2, but I also appreciate what they do on humanitarian field. Because of those efforts, I like them even more.”

The popular singer and his company were very interested in Croatian cuisine, so Zirojevic gave them a quick introduction. He was a perfect man for the job, as he lectures the topic at three faculties and has been awarded times for his cooking skills. Zirojevic also talked about his restaurant, Palmizana and beauties of surrounding Adriatic localities.


“It was a very pleasant atmosphere. Bono and his company were nice people who came to enjoy the food and peace. They didn’t look any different than my other guests.” The only problem seemed to be, according to Bono’s Facebook status, is that the chef’s name was difficult to pronounce.



Yet, Bono Vox was not the first international celebrity to enjoy Zirojevic’s meals. A few years ago, this Croatian chef was cooking for Beyonce during her visit of Hvar. At the time, the diva was pregnant so Zirojevic had to talk to her about the food she was consuming. Other notable guests include Ukrainian soccer player Andiy Shechenko, tennis ace Novak Dokovic and Princes of Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

“It is nice to have famous guests. But every person who visits the tables I am serving is important to me,” Zirojevic concluded. “And I rather talk about food than about celebrities.”

Photos Courtesy of Lounge Bar Laganini Facebook.


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