Culinary Digest: Nautika, Dubrovnik, Croatia

We were shown to our seas in the glass-sheltered terrace on the 2nd floor, which afforded us magnificent views over one of the old city’s fortresses and a few boats which were being buffeted upon by the rain. With dark and broody clouds pregnant with even more rain as our backdrop, we made our choices from the menu. For me, clear fish soup and black risotto — a Dubrovnik specialty — for hor d’ouveres, and Dalmatian-spiced lamb, broad beans polenta for the main course.