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National cuisine of Croatia for gourmets. Authentic recipes, delicacies and specialties

Belváros, Krk város, Krk sziget, Horvátország Balkan cuisine is widely known outside the Balkan peninsula, but its authentic characteristics stand out in every region. Croatian cuisine can be classified as Mediterranean; it clearly tells about the Italian influence. This feature is even more noticeable in the coastal regions. On the mainland, the kitchen is closer to the Slavic traditions. There are also the features of the cuisines of neighboring countries, including Hungary, Austria and Turkey. Croatian cuisine is divided into several regional directions; sometimes they differ much. A great attention is paid to seafood and spices, such as oregano, rosemary, sage, nutmeg, marjoram, and cinnamon. Olive oil is essential in cooking. Dishes of Croatian cuisine are useful, tasty, and healthy.
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In the central region, lots of meat dishes are served. One of the most traditional treats is a meat goulash, which came to Croatia from Hungary. It is cooked of veal or beef with potatoes, onions, and paprika. A special taste is due to spices that Croatian chefs add. Another traditional Croatian dish of pork is prosciutto. That’s a ham dried in the wind or smoked on the coals. Different regions cook it with their own technologies. Pears are cut into thin slices and served as a snack along with sheep cheese, olives, and onions. Sometimes it’s served with melons. An unusual combination of flavors is the peculiarity of Croats.
The Croatian cuisine has veal dishes. This kind of meat is the most popular in the country. Viskovich begavice will surprise the guests of Croatia with an unexpected taste. Its main ingredient is fresh lamb meat cooked in a sauce of sour sheep's milk. Be sure to try another meat dish - Pashtitsad. It is cooked of beef. A fragrant local wine is used as a marinade and a sauce. Croatia has its own branded sausage; it is called kulen. It consists of chopped pork with an abundance of spices. Some dishes of the Balkan cuisine may seem hot due to paprika, however this spice is one of the main touches of Croatian cooking. The cuisine on the Adriatic coast of the country deserves a special attention. The high-quality fish costs much. Local chefs create real masterpieces of seafood, so you won’t regret about the money spent. One of the exclusive dishes is angler. Another delicacy is dentex. Its meat has almost no bones, so it is incredibly juicy and tender. The taste of this dish remains in the memory of guests of local restaurants for a long time. It's worth to try scad and mackerel. They cost a little cheaper, but do not concede to the taste of other dishes. The main fish treat of Croatia brodetto. That’s a fish stew served with polenta. Once, this dish was cooked of the remains of fish and was considered a poor people's food. Today, it is the key treat in many restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Croatia is known not only for its cuisine, but also for its winemaking traditions. Croats drink quite a lot of wine. The most popular varieties are Malvasia, Pinot, Proshek, Teran, and Posip. Croatian wine has a vivid taste; it’s rated higher than Italian wine. The whole world knows Croatian tincture Slivovitsa based on plum juice. No less famous is the traditional Croatian brandy - Vinjak. To plunge into the real atmosphere of the Croatian feast, it is worth looking into the traditional tavern, Konoba, where all dishes are cooked of home ingredients. The unique homely atmosphere is complemented with a cozy fireplace, which is an indispensable attribute of such a place.
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♥   Restaurant '360º' Dubrovnik. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Agava' Zagreb. Type - International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Alla Beccaccia' Valbandon. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Apetit' Zagreb. Type - International|Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Azur' Dubrovnik. Type - Mediterranean. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Batelina' Banjole. Type - Fish and seafood. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Apetit' Zagreb. Type - International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Bistro Tavulin' Dubrovnik. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Boban' Zagreb. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Damir & Ornella' Novigrad. Type - Fish and seafood. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Dubravkin Put' Zagreb. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Dubrovnik' Dubrovnik. Type - Mediterranean. On the map   Photos
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Cuisine and restaurants in popular cities of Croatia

Dubrovnik
Fans of vegetarian food should definitely visit the restaurant named The Arca. Besides large selection of vegetable salads and fruit desserts this restaurant offers to taste unusual cocktails, which are particularly refreshing in the summer heat. Gil's restaurant is distinguished by the unusual interior decoration and exquisite menu. It serves Japanese cuisine, as well as salads and desserts cooked in accordance with original chef’s recipes. The restaurant is located near the city’s port … Read more
Split
During a walk through the historic district, travelers should definitely look into the Apetit restaurant, which is located in one of the beautiful buildings of the 15th century. The restaurant specializes in fish dishes and can boast the great wine card. One of the most attractive budget places is the Ketchup cafe. There, a worthy piece of roasted meat with a side dish of potatoes or vegetables will cost no more than 5 euros. Ketchup resembles a small bar offering its visitors to stay behind … Read more
Hvar
Among many restaurants of Hvar, Kod Barba Bozjeg is also noteworthy; it specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. In the restaurant there is always very welcoming and warm atmosphere; its spacious terrace offers unforgettable views of the coast. Those who visit the restaurant for the first time should definitely order exotic dishes of seafood and branded pasta with clams. Travelers being fond of seafood would enjoy the Zori restaurant. A significant part of branded treats in Zori is grilled. In … Read more
Zadar
Canzona is one of the best Italian restaurants in Zadar. Here guests will be offered to try all popular dishes of this culinary trend, including several varieties of pasta and pizza. In addition to dishes guests will be offered to try excellent Italian wine. Na Po Ure restaurant is simply the best place for a family holiday. It is very popular not only among travellers, but also among the local people. Na Po Ure serves a rich variety of popular Mediterranean dishes. Spacious hall of the … Read more
Zagreb
The main square of Zagreb is the location of a lovely cafe Kavana Dubrovnik that never ceases to amaze visitors with rich choice of desserts and beverages. Fresh pastries, traditional fruit salads, ice cream and milkshakes – one cannot simply find a better place for sweet tooth visitors. Pies with fruit fillings are considered the main signature dish of the café. Every day Kavana Dubrovnik is visited by hundreds of visitors. Cafe Sweet Delights is a no less attractive dining facility. You … Read more
Porec
Also visitors can choose from the wealthy assortment of soups and salads, but the most favorite dish of permanent clients is chocolate cake. The restaurant of national cookery S Nikola is very popular. In spite of the fact that all its prices are high, it is quite difficult to find any free table in the evening. The restaurant provides fantastic fish dishes, guests will appreciate professional and attentive service. It is recommended to finish meal with unique ice cream with chocolate truffles. … Read more
Rovinj
In one of the most beautiful streets of the city tourists will find the Monte restaurant specializing in ethnic cuisine as well. Despite high pricing policy a free table in the evening may turn quite challenging to find This restaurant will be much appreciated by seafood admirers. The Monte restaurant invites its guests to set on a spacious terrace, during warm season the guests can set under beautiful tents near marvelous fountains. The Scuba restaurant is the next gastronomy destination to … Read more
Opatija
Various sea foods are in the heart of ethnic cuisine. The Bevanda restaurant is a perfect place for city guests to try popular local treats. The restaurant is located close to the city center that is why the place is rather crowded at any time of day and night. The menu of the Bevanda restaurant is updated every season. Among house specialities the guests will find many of original chef’s specialities. Dainty treats admirers and exotic dishes fans will love the Evergreen restaurant as it … Read more

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