COOKING CLASSES / GOURMET TOURS IN CROATIA
Cooking classes and gourmet experiences in Croatia are carefully tailored for sincere foodies. Each detail on these tours has been constantly checked and tasted by our team. Croatian cuisine is a weird mixture of all the nations that tried to conquer this unique piece of our planet.
Try several olive oils in the mountain vineyard producing award winning wines and olive oil. You will be introduced into the history of olive oil production in Croatia, try 4 different olive oil styles (virgin, extra virgin, varietal and blend), taste several specialty oils (truffle, rosemary, sage…) followed by wine tasting in a vineyard…READ MORE
Just like you will eat Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner in the USA, you will eat Pasticada on Christmas, weddings and special occasions in Dalmatia. This dish is the ultimate Dalmatian pleasure. In a region full of fresh seafood, signature dish is a slow cooked, marinated beef served with freshly made gnocchi and delicious red wines from the area. We will get you to pick the vegetables, cut the beef, simmer and cook it, get your hands in the dough…READ MORE
Fishing cooking class represents the high end of our gourmet thrills. You can experience the most genuine people and food when it comes to Dalmatian lifestyle and tradition. Our host is a 70+ year old fisherman, still bursting with energy, interesting stories and fantastic cooking skills. First we visit island St. Clement in front of Hvar town where you join our host in his morning fishing adventure. He always says that whatever we eat there was swimming the night before. After you take the nets out…READ MORE
One of our weirdest inventions, a speed boat tour to distant Susac island where the only inhabitants are the lighthouse keepers and our shepherd host with his family. Susac is known as a dry island, rain here is extremely rare so vegetation and wildlife are fascinating. You will feel as like you’ve been thrown into an ancient botanical garden, don’t be surprised by a hawk’s scream as it plunges down from the skies. Approaching it from the sea…READ MORE
Bees are so much more than just honey. Learn about those wonderful creatures, the problems they face in the modern world and see their beehive through a glass. Visit a real bee yard and bring back home some honey you will make yourself. Do not worry, it’s perfectly safe since you are at all times accompanied by our host, a professional beekeeper. Unique honey from Solta island which is extracted from the wild rosemary flower has been wanted and appreciated since the Antic ages. The tradition of beekeeping…READ MORE
Winemaking on Hvar has been around for about 2000 years, with the Greeks bringing winemaking knowledge while setting up a colony named Pharos (now called Starigrad). On the heels of the discovery that the most widely planted grape varietal on Hvar Island-Plavac Mali is actually an offspring of a world famous Zinfandel grape (also traced back to Kastela just outside of Split and is actually called Crljenak Kastelanski), international interest in Hvar wines has exploded.
First stop on the tour is a small cellar…READ MORE
This program starts in the afternoon with transfer from Dubrovnik to a small village in Konavle region. It continues with the host explaining all about the ingredients and the food preparation process. All the dishes will be prepared in a traditional manner, i.e. without electricity and modern kitchen appliances but with the help of a fireplace and water coming from the local well. Ingredients will be picked up straight from the ground…READ MORE
Konavle as a wine-growing area offers visitors the opportunity to taste excellent white and red varietals produced and presented in small family wineries and tasting rooms. One of the most famous grape varieties is the well-known Dubrovnik Malvasia…READ MORE