Croatia through food
I honestly believe that one of the best ways to experience the culture of a destination is through its food. This could not have held more true for the country of Croatia. I could literally taste the country’s tumultuous history through the meals that we enjoyed. We found traces of Austria and Hungary with the schnitzel and strudels in Zagreb, and could taste the fact that Venice once controlled the coastal cities of Opatika and Rijeka in the delicious pastas, pizzas, and gnocchi.
I loved that the majority of our meals started with a charcuterie plate. In most cases, the cheese that accompanied the cured meats came from the island of Pag. As a self proclaimed cheese connoisseur, I found Pag’s sheep cheese to be the perfect blend of sharp and creamy.
Until scratch and taste computer monitors are invented, I’m stuck with leaving you these mouthwatering pictures that will at least give you a visual of all the deliciousness that awaits you in Croatia.
Which dish looked the most delicious to you? Have you tasted Croatia yet? We would love to hear your experience in the comment section below.
We were guests of Croatia courtesy of The Croatia Tourism Board and DQMPR. All thoughts, opinions, and weight gain are our own.
14 thoughts on “Croatia through food”
Is that pašticada under the cheersing glasses of wine? Hands down my favorite Croatian dish!
Love the way you’re showing me Croatia via Food – it all looks amazing.
We had a great time in Zagreb. I loved the burek and the hot chocolate, as well as the fresh fruits and vegetables on the market.
I confess I didn’t know anything about food in Croatia before reading your post here.
Well, it all looks very appetizing and worth the trip – I see you guys didn’t waste your foodie time around Croatia. YUMMY photos! 😀
It all looks good 🙂
Next time we are there, we’ll have to try the gnocchi with turkey medallions.
You haven’t fully experienced the place without trying their cuisines
Am absolutely in love with that chocolate and chestnut mousse ..Gnocchi is something that I havent really tasted till date…
I’m still craving that gorgonzola and bacon gnocchi!!!
Those are very tasty food. I have to admit I salivated while I was watching those yummy pictures.
For anyone who doesn’t know what Croatian cooking is about and wants to experience it in a typical Croatian little village setting- visit Etno selo or Etno village in English. This place is a small constructed village at the Solaris camp site or beach which has been turned into a restaurant serving Croatian specialities. An amazing place of food and the best restaurant setting I have experienced in the world as you cant stop taking pictures. Home made bread made the traditional way and waiters wearing traditional Dalmatian attire. Try the veal Peka if nothing else. A meal you will never forget
And we’re drooling! Homemade bread is the way to our hearts. You’re making us miss the country even more!
So where was this Light and fluffy gorgonzola gnocchi with turkey medallions from missy?
You can find this DELICIOUS meal almost everywhere but this particular one was from a restaurant on Skalinska street. I’m going to try to find the name for it right meow and get back to you. 🙂
Ok, got it. I believe it’s from Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu. I think we might have even gone back when we revistited Croatia for the 2nd time.