In one of the peaceful streets of Varaždin that used to be called Mala Gaza, Šoštarska, Kazališna, Franjevačka and today Kranjčevićeva Street…, there lived numerous craftmen, including a shoemaker Floh who, according to the legend, was one of the biggest food and drink, joy and music enthusiast. So for a long time he enjoyed the food of the Varaždin's inns.
When he came back home from the inns, his friend, a musician and organ-grinder Felix followed him, believing that the crank organ sound protected from the dark forces and chases away evil spirits. When he grew old and stopped attending feasts, Floh had a bread oven built, where his cook Đurđa would make veal steak or the Varaždin steak with mlinci (thin dried flatbread) once a week by his own recipe.
He also bought a crank organ and put it in the lobby of his home. From then on, the sounds of the crank organ would come from his house. Today, almost two and a half centuries later, in memory of Floh and his love for fine food, under the auspice of the Varaždin angels, the „Verglec“ restaurant, earlier known as the „Šibenik“ and the „Grenadir“ restaurant, follows the tradition of preparing autochthonous food with the sounds of the crank grinder.
Address: Kranjčevićeva 12, 42000 Varaždin,
Phone: +385 (0)42 211 131