Culinary Adventure on the Croatian Coast

Dubbed the “next big thing” by Anthony Bourdain and the next Rivieria by others, a big part of the appeal of Croatia comes from the famous Dalmatian Coast. With its dramatic limestone cliffs, coastal mountains, shimmering blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, hidden coves, forests, and ancient towns, it’s not hard to see why. Long favored by Europeans as a vacation destination, it’s only been in recent years that the rest of the world has discovered the stunning beauty and delicious cuisine that this vibrant and historic country has to offer.

With its mild Mediterranean climate in the winter, and a dry heat in the Summer months, it’s well suited to a range of gastronomical delights, including the Istrian truffle, Pag cheese, virgin olive oils, and of course plenty of seafood, like octopus, fish, and Ston oysters. With the region’s long history, cooking methods blend Italian cooking with Eastern European traditions. The wine of Croatia has grown in popularity in recent years too due its amazing grape varietals – which number more than 200 – and flavors.

On this culinary journey in Croatia, your home base will be in the two biggest cities on the Dalmatian Coast, which have been home to some of the filming locations for the popular HBO show Game of Thrones. Start in the bustling city of Split. Once the location of a Greek colony, today Diocletian’s Palace — which dates back to 295 AD — continues to be the heart of the city. Departing from Split, discover the Croatian hinterland, a breathtaking and unspoiled landscape from which to see both the coast and ancient villages; as well as the island of Solta, where honey and olive oil production is a thriving trade. On your way to Dubrvonik, stop for a very special experience, a private oyster harvesting and tasting picnic. Not only will you see the oyster beds, but you’ll try an oyster straight from the sea — an amazing experience!

As for Dubrovnik, George Bernard Shaw put it best: “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik.” You’ll be filled with awe when you approach this stunning walled city with its historic Old Town and marble streets that seem to emit a pearly light. While the city was impacted by the shellings in 1991, the city bounced back, more lively than ever with its bustling cafes juxtaposed with the historic Renaissance palaces and baroque buildings.

Culinary Adventure on the Croatian Coast

Dubbed the “next big thing” by Anthony Bourdain and the next Rivieria by others, a big part of the appeal of Croatia comes from the famous Dalmatian Coast. With its dramatic limestone cliffs, coastal mountains, shimmering blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, hidden coves, forests, and ancient towns, it’s not hard to see why. Long favored by Europeans as a vacation destination, it’s only been in recent years that the rest of the world has discovered the stunning beauty and delicious cuisine that this vibrant and historic country has to offer.

With its mild Mediterranean climate in the winter, and a dry heat in the Summer months, it’s well suited to a range of gastronomical delights, including the Istrian truffle, Pag cheese, virgin olive oils, and of course plenty of seafood, like octopus, fish, and Ston oysters. With the region’s long history, cooking methods blend Italian cooking with Eastern European traditions. The wine of Croatia has grown in popularity in recent years too due its amazing grape varietals – which number more than 200 – and flavors.

On this culinary journey in Croatia, your home base will be in the two biggest cities on the Dalmatian Coast, which have been home to some of the filming locations for the popular HBO show Game of Thrones. Start in the bustling city of Split. Once the location of a Greek colony, today Diocletian’s Palace — which dates back to 295 AD — continues to be the heart of the city. Departing from Split, discover the Croatian hinterland, a breathtaking and unspoiled landscape from which to see both the coast and ancient villages; as well as the island of Solta, where honey and olive oil production is a thriving trade. On your way to Dubrvonik, stop for a very special experience, a private oyster harvesting and tasting picnic. Not only will you see the oyster beds, but you’ll try an oyster straight from the sea — an amazing experience!

As for Dubrovnik, George Bernard Shaw put it best: “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik.” You’ll be filled with awe when you approach this stunning walled city with its historic Old Town and marble streets that seem to emit a pearly light. While the city was impacted by the shellings in 1991, the city bounced back, more lively than ever with its bustling cafes juxtaposed with the historic Renaissance palaces and baroque buildings.


Trip Details

Your 3 cooking classes will be forays into the food of Croatia and will take you into modern and traditional kitchens to meet a variety of local producers and chefs.

  • The first of your cooking classes takes place in a 13th-century palace home, where you’ll learn more than just recipes; Chef Tatjana also teaches what it’s like to live and cook like a local in historic Split.
  • The second class is in the rural Hinterland and takes place around the komin – or open fireplace – of a family home; part demonstration and part hands on, guests discover how to make bread among other local specialities.
  • Last but certainly not least, experience the simple art of making peka, an ancient tradition that involves cooking ‘under the lid;

These unique culinary experiences are unlike anything else, and will create memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.


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