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aEstivum Restaurant is a place that you would not want to leave. You can relax and enjoy excellent service, quiet music, stylish interiors, author terroir cuisine and a selection of almost 300 wines from the region and around the world. The restaurant has 34 indoor seats and a vast terrace. The design is tailored to complement the taste of the food and to help you feel at home. Through the tall windows, your eyes embrace the infinite beauty of surrounding nature.


Zornitza, Bulgaria
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Veselin Kalev

Veselin Kalev
JRE JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

In the restaurant, Chef Kalev is unfolding his philosophy that modern cuisine is built on the best of traditions and organic terroir products.


The restaurant’s name is a hint to what defines it as a luxurious venue – aEstivum is the Latin name of summer truffles. You can relish the taste of truffles in different dishes – from salads to desserts. Our terroir’s menu combines the best of the local tastes and products and the international gourmet trends. It evolves with the seasons and the inspiration of our chef.


A unique combination of natural beauties, history, cultural heritage and winemaking turn the Melnik region into an attractive and diverse destination. You can make a journey back in history and see the variety of museums in the towns close to the Estate, or explore the wine routs and the cellars scattered around the neighbouring hills, or you can choose to dive in religion or mysticism, to cross the border with Greece or to climb the mountains and enjoy the scenery. Wherever you decide to spend the day, a return at our Estate will immerse you in homey coziness and complete relaxation.


Zornitza Family Estate Relais & Châteaux is a unique place for vacation and relaxation. Picturesque stone buildings with timber beams, red bricks and artistic design describe the interior of the six villas and boutique hotel built in Tuscany style. The 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards, the sand cliffs of Melnik and the mountain peaks is a natural end to the interior.

Special activities

- Wine tastings - Wine tours in the area - Picnics - Offroad tours - Grape harvesting - Hiking - Fishing - Biking - Tennis

Opening times

Thursday 19:00 - 23:00
Friday 19:00 - 23:00
Saturday 19:00 - 23:00
Sunday 19:00 - 23:00

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Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

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