Despite the fact that the Croatian cuisine formed under the influence of the gastronomic traditions of the nearest neighbors, it has retained its own colorful and individuality.
The national cuisine of Croatia
If we talk about the first dish, then in Croatiapremium light soups, preparing to beef or chicken broth (they often add the dumplings, noodles or rice). If desired, the taste can of tomato soup, presented in the form of hot soup with addition of tomato, rice and spices.
And if we consider the kitchen the individual regions,on the Adriatic coast prefer to cook "brodet" (fish stew with spices and red wine), "Black rizhot" (seafood, fish and cuttlefish ink) and "prshatari" (a dish based on crabs), and in the Central region - "prosciutto" ( sun-dried ham) and "viskovachke begavitse" (a dish of lamb with sour milk). As for the side dishes, then in addition to meat and fish dishes usually serves potatoes, asparagus, artichokes, pasta and different kinds of cabbage.
Popular Croatian cuisine:
- "Pashtitsada" (a dish of braised beef with red wine sauce and dumplings);
- "Purechaprsa" (turkey breast stuffed with pickled vegetables);
- "Manistra od Dobitschen" (bean soup and corn);
- "Midzhmur skagibanitsa" (sweet layer cake with cream cheese, poppy seed, apple and nuts);
- "Kulen" (sausage with minced pork, spices and paprika).
Where to try Croatian cuisine?
If you decide in the authentic restaurantseat fish, please note that the fish menu is divided into categories, which is why food is radically different in price (the most expensive dish is Scarpia). For first-class fish include bream, sea bass, red mullet, horse mackerel will cost a little cheaper and mackerel. Another point - in order to avoid financial surprises, please note that the menu price is indicated for 100g, not the whole fish.
In Dubrovnik you can eat in the "Revelin"(Interior of the restaurant - a blend of modern and medieval styles, here you can enjoy traditional Croatian food and enjoy the view of the city port), in Split - in "Konoba Kod Joze" (guests taverns are served pasta with mussels and risotto (rizhot) with seafood, and wishing to offer the warm summer evenings to dine on the terrace) or "Konoba Matejuska" (here visitors will be able to eat a salad with octopus and marinated tuna, as well as home-made wine), Zagreb - in "Didov San" (specialization places - beef dishes and lamb, preparing traditional recipes, as well as Dalmatian dishes). Tip: if you decide to leave the waiter a "tip" - do not put them on the table, and personally handed the hands.
Cooking classes in Croatia
Who wishes to learn the Croatian culinaryskill will be able to Culinary Institute Kul IN (Sisak): students will wait workshops (80% of teaching time), meetings with successful chefs visit local farms and centers of local food production.
A visit to Croatia is to conduct podgadat Week restaurants (Zagreb, March), Cherry Festival (Lovran, June), Fish festival (Koprivnica, March).