Regions of Croatia Culinary Tour

Savor the flavors of the Adriatic

Join us on a tasting journey across Croatia from farm kitchens to Michelan star restaurants. Share the  creative process and secrets of Istrian, Dalmatian and Island cuisine & wines . . .

Meet creative chefs, traditional cooks and innovative winemakers in the hidden reaches of the Adriatic, who are bringing new passion to classic methods – reaching new heights in culinary and winemaking perfection.

 

 

 

On this journey you’ll explore Croatia’s 3 primary wine & cuisine regions:

  • Continental Croatia with its northeastern European influences, wild meats, white indigenous varietals and rich flavors
  • Istria with its Italian influences, fresh herbs, mineraly wine, truffles, pastas, local made sausages & fresh fish
  • Dalmatia and the islands with its fresh Mediterranean infuences, direct from the sea, local produce and famous Plavac Mali red wines

You’ll forage the famous produce markets, visit restaurants accessible only by boat, be invited into local kitchens for an intimate conversation with chefs to learn the secrets of traditional recipes.

The wine and the food is the framework – the people, the culture, architecture, history, sea and sun are the palette

Culinary & Wine Pairings

  • Be hosted by the sommelier at a chef’s table dinner & wine pairing in spectacular setting on the medieval fortress overlooking the Korcula Channel.
  • Meet our favorite Dalmatian chef  –  tucked away in a hidden bay this is your chance to experience first hand the Croatian renaissance in cuisine in a spectacular seaside  setting.
  • Gourmet picnic on the top of Mt. Srd, overlooking Dubrovnik.
  • Olive oil, wine tasting and superb regional lunch at Istrian wine estate
  • Dinners and wine pairings in great restaurants in every style – from local family “konobas”(trattorias) in the villages, to farm-to-table experiences in the countryside to top Michelin star restaurants.
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Exclusive Cooking Classes

  • Delve into famous Istrian cuisine in a private Art of Istria cooking class.
  • Uncover the secrets of Croatian truffles with a local family, who share  traditional cooking methods in their home.
  • Learn the hidden skills of traditional Dalmatian cooking with our island chef
  • Use Dalmatian herbs and local ingredients in an exclusive cooking class among the olive trees with the chef at the best farm-to-table restaurant on Hvar.
  • Join master chef Ante in his kitchen in a tiny secluded bay, where you’ll arrive by sailing or motor yacht.
  • Private tastings with local sommeliers

Tours of Premier Wine Regions

  • Explore Continental Croatia in the famous Kutjevo & Zagorje wine regions, including pairing with local northern cuisine.
  • Discover why Istria is the best know region in Croatia for wine & cuisine on a wine tour of award winning vintners with the best wines from indigenous varietals, particularly Teran & Malvasija.
  • Meet the vintners with local master sommelier as your guide on a private wine tour on Hvar island
  • Tour the Peljesac Wine Peninsula, the Napa Valley of Croatia, with local sommelier as your guide.
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Special Features

  • Exclusive Chef’s table wine pairing in each region
  • Overnight at select authentic  boutique hotels, wine country estates, elegant seaside hotels
  • Option to sail by motor or sailing yacht from Split to Dubrovnik – island hopping through the Split Archipelago and Elafiti islands
  • Add an active component with day sailing, walking tours, hiking, biking & kayaking
  • Choose your style – epicurian, expert or casual hobbiest