Gastronomy

Breathe the fresh air of rural Croatia

Croatia has much more to offer than sun, sea and beaches for your holiday! The interior of Croatia has natural beauty, great gastronomy, amazing manifestations, a rich and lively cultural heritage and historical sights. A destination in continental Croatia not trampled by tourists are the north western regions, bordering the Slovenian and Hungarian borders. Visit the rural areas with natural …

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Visit Charming Rural Čakovec

Not a overcrowded tourist destination, but real rural Croatia! A charming little city with plenty to offer for those willing to look for a unique personal experience without the large crowds. Čakovec is idyllically located in the northern countryside between the rivers Mura and Drava, wedged between the borders with Slovenia and Hungary, and surrounded by corn fields and green …

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Gourmet delight! Truffle and Wine Festival in Motovun

For a real gourmet experience with fresh white and black truffles rasped in thick layers over your steak, carpaccio or pasta you have to visit Istria in autumn! We visited the one day event ‘Truffle and Teran Wine Festival‘ held in the picturesque hilltop town Motovun one Saturday in October. Arriving there by car we parked and took the bus …

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Happy Easter holiday!

As everywhere else, Easter is also celebrated in Croatia! And of course they also have their own traditional recipes and dishes especially for Easter day. At Easter breakfast the following usually appears on the table coloured boiled eggs cooked or smoked slices of ham along with a spicy sauce of grated horseradish “French” salad (more on this later) During the …

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Sled riding in Lokve, Gorski Kotar

Although in my mind I can’t wait for the first signs of spring it is still the middle of winter! Last week I have been to the Gorski Kotar region, located roughly between the Croatian capital Zagreb and the coastal town Rijeka. In this mountainous area an abundant of wildlife and natural beauty resides, not only in the NP Risnjak …

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Christmas Wonderland Fair in Zagreb

The best Christmas Fair destination in Europe for 2016, and with a reason! The city of Zagreb has planned a very festive, magical, Christmas winter wonderland for everybody! Ice skate park – Ledeni Park At the King Tomislav Square you can enjoy a real treat – a magical ice skate park. In the background music is playing while you actively …

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Advent and Christmas celebration in Cakovec!

In the northern Croatian city Cakovec advent is celebrated, and especially when the night has fallen, it is very nice to walk around the centre of town. Everywhere there are Christmas lights, Christmas trees, a real ice rink, a small train rides through the centre, there is a winter garden where you get to visit Santa Claus and there are …

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Visit colourful Trogir on your next visit to Croatia!

Spring and autumn are great for visiting the beautiful small coastal town Trogir, as you avoid the high tourist season  and can enjoy strolling around the old, small paved streets of the old town centre. The town centre is build on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can park your car near the bridge along …

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Warm winter feelings with home-made sauerkraut

In many parts of the interior of Croatia it is a custom to make your own sauerkraut! It is delicious and healthy and no way that you can compare it to the ones you buy in the stores. To conserve cabbages they are fermented and can be stored for some time, by the time they are harvested and fermented it …

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Celebrate St. Martins day in Croatia!

In the northern regions of Croatia the 11th of November is a festive day – St. Martins Day / Martinje – when we celebrate the new wine of this year and eat roasted goose! Around the country tastings of the new wine of the year are held at vineyards, at people at home and in pubs & restaurants. A bit …

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