Club Mareva, the well known cigar club which was originally founded in Split/Croatia, hosted the Zagreb Cigar Night in collaboration with the Croatian cigar importer Legenda Promet to promote new cigars available in the Croatian market.
“The Croatian market is growing and, we at Club Mareva are pleased to witness rising interest for cigars. We are pleased that Club Mareva can assist this importer and the promotion of cigar culture,” says Marko Bilic, founder of Club Mareva and the Cigar Smoking World Championship.
The Zagreb Cigar Night was hosted in Johann Franck, one of Zagreb’s most renowned restaurants/bars and by its GM Amar Foco, who is a also Club Mareva member. With its location in the center of the city – Zagreb’s main plaza – it was the ideal setting for this exclusive cigar event, which was undoubtedly one of the city’s most historic cigar events. Throughout the evening’s glamorous atmosphere, all guests were guided by Marko Bilic, from the welcome Champagne, through a four-course dinner paired with top Croatian wines from Boskinac, to the final moments on the mezzanine where guests were treated to a special desert combined with a Chivas whiskey tasting. The event was topped off with video greetings from Rocky Patel, Jeremy Casdagli of Casdaglyi cigars, and Agustin Misson of Condega Cigars.
Each course of the dinner was accompanied by a different cigar, but among the Condega and Perdomo cigars served that evening, the most intriguing were two unique cigars directly related to Croatia, the Cigar Smoking World Championship cigars and Club Mareva cigars. The first one was Rocky Patel’s CSWC line, which is the competition cigar exclusively produced for the CSWC worldwide events. The second surprise was the Casdagli Club Mareva Zagreb Jure cigar, a new Club Mareva line which will be available in the Croatian in a few days. Casdagli Club Mareva cigars are the only cigars blended and created by a Croatian citizen (Marko Bilic). Legenda promet is the exclusive importer of all above mentioned cigar brands with new ones on horizon. Marko Bilic: “For sure, the Zagreb Cigar Dinner will be remembered as one of Zagreb’s finest.”