There are a few moments in life when the world seems perfect, and one of those moments for me was in Montenegro. Not just during this seaside lunch in Perast, but my entire visit to the Balkan State of Montenegro was extraordinary. The Region of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is lined with well-preserved medieval towns such as Perast, Tivat, and Kotor being the the largest.
I had just taken a water taxi from Kotor to ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’, which is a small artificial island with a Roman Catholic church. The next stop after the visiting the church was the town of Perast.
My view at CONTE Restaurant in Perast.
I stepped off the water taxi not knowing what to expect, although I decided that this medieval town was where I was having lunch. I walked around the tiny village for a bit, and then serendipitously stepped into CONTE Restaurant. The small outdoor seating looked very relaxing, and picturesque sitting on the edge of the sea with a view of the harbor. I did not hesitate in my decision, this was where I planned to relax for a couple of hours.
– On the Table –
Both the food and service were excellent at CONTE Restaurant, as well as the unparalleled atmosphere. If you can secure a seaside table next to Kotor Bay’s tranquil and turquoise blue water, your already magnificent meal will automatically level up.
–Blu Giovello Prosecco –
To start, a glass of Blu Giovello Prosecco with crisp bubbles, dry but with notes of pear and honey.
– Bread Basket –
A bountiful assorted bread basket served with butter and olive spread.
– Riblja Supa –
First course: A flavorful soup made with freshly caught fish, rice and vegetables.
– Domaće njoke punjene kozicama u sosu od gambora –
Second course: Prawn stuffed gnocchi with a whole prawn, and served in a rich creamy shrimp sauce.
– Peraška Tradicionalna Torta –
Espresso and Dessert: A slice of traditional Perast cake, a delicious and dense dessert made with almond flour.
CONTE Restaurant was an extraordinary seaside dining experience along the Bay of Kotor. The fresh seafood dishes were light and flavorsome, the Perast Cake was sweet and superb, and the ambience was meditative and surreal. The world was perfect!
Conte Restaurant is located in front of the charming Hotel Conte along the promenade. For hotel or restaurant information, please visit their official website- Hotel Conte
For more food in Montenegro ➡ What I ate in Montenegro – A Food Journal
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