CroatiaCooking Vacations, Food Tours, Cooking Classes, Culinary Holidays
The traditional Croatian food experiences draw from widely diverse cultural backgrounds and is specific to every region reflecting its geography, history and culture. The northern and southern areas are characterized by differences in taste and preparation of more Mediterranean foods. The country draws heavily from Italy, separated only by the
Adriatic Sea and from Austro-Hungarian culinary influences. The proximity to the sea and rich fertile farmlands lend to the abundant freshness and seasonality of all specialties. There is a robust wine industry of remarkable quality and expertise. Driving across many of the islands there are huge farms of olive trees clinging to the land as they have for thousands of years. The olive oil is some of the very best in the world having won global recognition. No matter what time of year you visit, you will find the food and gastronomy to be equally strong passionate and intense. Treat your senses with tastes and smells of the Mediterranean and enjoy the extraordinary foodie scene. There are many festivals and events featuring music, food, wine and culture throughout the country.