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  • The Zadar region is a place of exceptional gastronomic tradition, developed and perfected through centuries of industrious, painstaking and resourceful approach to food and wine making.

    If you are a food buff that wants to have a great gourmet meal, but you also want to enjoy it in a heavenly environment, wait no more and visit the Zadar region!

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    Eat local delicacies

    Have a glass (or two, three) of delicious wine

    Try one of the most awarded cheeses in the world

    Landmarks

    Zadar Wine Route

    Check out the vineyards of the region cultivated for more than 3000 years

    Predominantly red wine sorts, like Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet and similar, have put the Zadar region on the world’s wine map and have won numerous awards around the world. 

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    Fresh Seafood

    A festival for your tastebuds

    Cuisine of the region provides everything to satisfy your heart's desire and it is characterized by simplicity of preparation and harmony of assorted flavours!

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    Salt

    What is a meal without salt? Right?

    The area around Zadar boasts another fabulous gift of nature and a primary ingredient of virtually all food known to human kind, i.e. pure unspoiled sea salt. 

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    Olive oil

    Try liquid gold!

    As you travel across the Zadar Region, from the Ravni Kotari, to the islands and the mainland in between, you’ll find many places to sample olive oils, in varying shades of green.

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    Lamb and Cheese

    Cheese and lamb go well together

    If you are a fan of exceptional juicy meat or a connoisseur of top-notch prized cheese, you will want to stay longer in this area!

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    Traditional Inn (Konoba)

    OPG Troskot Svemir

    Hinterland

    Destinantion: Ravni kotari

    Address: Banjevci 105
    Phone: +385 (0)98 941 9565
    Website: www.agroturizam-zadar.hr/hr/put-vina/troskot

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    Traditional Inn (Konoba)

    Rural estate Mićanovi dvori

    Paklenica Riviera

    Destinantion: Obrovac

    Address: Kruševo - Drage bb
    Phone: +385 (0)98 438 709
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.riva-rafting-centar.hr

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    Traditional Inn (Konoba)

    Konoba Figurica

    Island of Pag

    Destinantion: Kolan

    Address: Figurica 11
    Phone: +385 (0)98 429 193
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.opg-figurica.com

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    Taste the tradition

    Meet the Famous Peka

    If you are a true foodie, you have to try peka!

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    Figs

    Meet the Queen of Fruit

    Oh-so Dalmatian, figs are enjoyed in many ways in Zadar

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    The Kali Fishing Tradition

    Fishing for more!

    Croatia is famous for its fish and Kali for its fishermen. 

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    Šokol

    Meat lovers, unite!

    Although the seaside is known for its seafood specialities, you don’t want to miss out on this traditional meat titbit!

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    Brandies and Liqueurs

    Maraschino, the king of liqueurs

    It tastes even better when you drink it here

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    Taste the tradition

    Meet the Famous Peka

    If you are a true foodie, you have to try peka!

    The food that joins every top list about Croatian food is undoubtedly – peka. Peka is better than just food – it is a way to prepare food. To prepare it you need a dome or bell-shaped terracotta or steel lid that you heat and burning wood below it. Then you place the food you wish to cook in a round tray underneath the peka and put embers on top of the peka itself which then cooks your food. The best part? You can cook almost anything. You can go traditional way and prepare the classical octopus or veal with potatoes and vegetables or be creative and make up your own recipe. The two most important ingredients are patience, because the process takes a few hours, and love!

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    Figs

    Meet the Queen of Fruit

    Oh-so Dalmatian, figs are enjoyed in many ways in Zadar

    Oh-so Dalmatian, figs are enjoyed in many ways in Zadar. Fresh off the tree, dried for eating all year-round, they are made into tarts and also into delicious spreadable jams.

    One such place to enjoy figs is at the ecological family farm Sinjorina Smokva. Founded in 2004, they have fruit orchards that are spread over 3 hectares, and they make jams with just one ingredient - fruit.

    The fig jam made here is well regarded as a local favorite and is 100% organic. Located in Damjanić-Babac in Poljica, they make the jams using a traditional Dalmatian recipe.

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    The Kali Fishing Tradition

    Fishing for more!

    Croatia is famous for its fish and Kali for its fishermen. 

    Many islands in Croatia have a long history of fishing thanks to the rich sea life of the Adriatic Sea. It is a traditional job passed from generation to generation on the Island of Ugljan as well. But the Village of Kali tells a different story. Although the neighbourhood of Kali is not known for fishing grounds, their fishermen became famous around the world. This is thanks to fishing blue fish in the Srednji kanal and on the open sea of the north Adriatic. They innovated the equipment with modern techniques such as using the first “tunara” – a special fishing net. They specialized in fishing tuna and are extremely popular on the Japanese market. To keep the tradition alive, Kali fishermen nights where you can taste the history are organized every year!

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    Šokol

    Meat lovers, unite!

    Although the seaside is known for its seafood specialities, you don’t want to miss out on this traditional meat titbit!

    Šokol is the traditional dried meat sausage made from high quality pork meat, salt and spices. But what gives it its special recognizable taste is the particular aromatic wind that blows from the north - bura. The meat is first placed in sea salt for several days, then marinated in boiled red wine and sprinkled with various spices. The rest is left to the effects of smoke and bura, as well as a secret ingredient only locals pass from generation to generation without a written trace. Every family has its way of doing the šokol and this is why the best way to see and taste the differences is at Nin’s Šokol Festival which has been taking place in July since 2003. See how many you can try!

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    Brandies and Liqueurs

    Maraschino, the king of liqueurs

    It tastes even better when you drink it here

    Nurtured orchards and shrubs of the area are generous with prime pears, plums, peaches, oranges, cherries, blueberries, figs and carob, so their fruit is being used in well-known and valued drinks. However, the famed Marasca sour cherry, first used for brandies in the 16th century by the local Dominicans, is the most beloved fruit of all and a base for Maraschino, "the king of liqueurs" exported to almost every country in the world! But it tastes even better when you drink it here.
    Destilerija Mashtel is the perfect place to stop if you enjoy spirits! Here you can try an assortment of locally made liqueurs and brandies in Zaton (close to Nin).

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