Bepa – Seafood fast food

One of my favorite places in Split, that opened this summer, is Bepa. It is basically a seafood fast food. It is based on local seafood tradition but one can also get a quality pršut  sandwich or, like at this very moment, to have an interesting pumpkin dish or two. Unusual but quite interesting and quite…

Restaurant Apolon, Stari Grad, Hvar Island

Recently, we have been invited to inspect Hotel Apolon in Stari Grad on Hvar Island. It was a pleasant surprise over a year ago when I first visited but, what intrigued me even more, was the restaurant that everyone was raving about. So, we used the opportunity to visit and taste some of their favorites. There…

Temple of Cheese

Croatia has a nice variety of cheeses. Nowhere near as France or Italy but the ones we have are of superb quality. No matter if it is award winning Gligora sheep’s milk cheese or “sir iz mišine”, we have some great cheeses. But, it is not easy to find them. There are supermarkets and some…

Villa Ruza Restaurant – Kolocep Island, Dubrovnik

Villa Ruža has been on the list of top Dubrovnik area restaurants for some time now. It is located on the island of Koločep and not easy to get to unless you are chartering a boat or having a private motor boat transfer to the island. But, it is a stunning place worth visiting and…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Fosa Restaurant, Zadar

Fosa restaurant in Zadar was long on my list but, with hectic work schedule, I simply could not find the time to visit. So, it was a special get together this past December when we decided to go to Foša for lunch. Although I have heard a ton of good stuff about the place, I…

Macola

Coming from Zagreb to Dalmatia – back in the old days; before the highway – we were taking the very scenic road through Lika and usually making a stop in Borje in Korenica (Titova Korenica back then). Sometimes in the 90s that all changed and Macola became the one and only stop for buses, trucks,…

Dalmatinski kolač – a taste of yesterday

With all the invasion of small bakeries in Croatia, some old tastes are getting lost. Pushed away from the shelves, they will soon just be part of our memories. One of those is a round dry, pastry called Dalmatinski kolač or, as we all simply call it, kolač (cake in English) Not sure when it…

Eating tripe in Dalmatia

One of my favorite traditional culinary treats is tripe. Not so popular with new generation, tripe is a traditional dish present throughout the Mediterranean.  Tripe  – tripice in Croatian – comes from French tripe which is from Italian trippa.  It is a type of edible offal from the stomachs of various animals but in Dalmatia,…

Best Restaurants in Croatia – Proto Restaurant in Dubrovnik

Last weekend I had to go to Dubrovnik for a brief inspection trip so I decided to visit one of Dubrovnik’s best known restaurants – Proto – and have lunch there. Proto is located very close to Pile gates and to the right from Stradun when walking from Pile. Proto is primarily known as one…