|R6 is the wine that Anthony Bourdain raved about during his visit to Croatia.|
"This is world class food; this is world class wine; this is world class cheese. If you haven't been to Croatia, you are a fucking idiot." - Anthony Bourdain (I didn't swear, he did!)
Our evenings in Postira start with long dinners on the balcony:
During every meal I sit there and feel that it is almost impossible to choose what is most spellbinding - the view:
Or the foods:
Grapes are everywhere. It covers outdoor garages to protect cars from the sun. It drapes over balconies to add shade and beauty.
|Olive growth over an outdoor garage|
The grapes are a treat to eat:
|Mozart was playing|
And they make delicious wines:
The peaches are sweet and soft like....like...you need to eat it. It's amazing:
Olive trees are the Croatian "postcard". They are all over and produce an out-of-this-world olive oil.
We brought home a bottle of this award winning Croatian olive oil:
|Award winning Croatian olive oil|
Figs grow every where. And I can guarantee you have not had a fig better that one.
|Figs picked next door|
I particularly enjoy it on my cheese plate.
|Fig on a cheese plate|
Going to the food markets is a delight:
|Food market in Bol, Croatia|
|Food market in Split, Croatia|
The prosciutto is outstanding. I had way too much of it :-)
|Food market in Bol|
|Konoba Kod Joze, Split|
The cheeses and salami...oh my...
We enjoyed having Pag cheese (from the island of Pag) along with wine.
|Stina winery, Bol|
The fresh fish and shellfish...freshly caught...as sweet and flavorful as it can get.
|The fish of the day|
|From the sea to out table. Fresh fish cooked on wood burning grill|
The grilled squid is a must!
|Grilled squid being grilled at a village party, Bol - Croatia|
And with the squid ink they make the amazing black risotto:
Shrimp, from street food:
To world class restaurants:
They have fantastic veal that is just lovely on the grill and when slowly cooked:
|My mother-in-law's braised veal with mushrooms and potatoes|
Oh, and the lamb. Croatia has most amazing lamb. I ate it grilled on wood burning fire:
Or the also grilled cevapi (type of kebab made with ground meats, including lamb):
And I ate it cooked (whole animal) in a spit roast for hours:
The desserts are wonderful there too (are you surprised?!). Unfortunately I did not eat many... I will cover them next year:-)
But, oh, and the daily gelato!
By the sea:
Or at the ancient streets of town:
Nothing like a good gelato!!
Again, imagine yourself eating all of that while looking at a view this:
I just scratched the surface with this list. There is much more to Croatian food than I could ever cover in quickly written blog post. Their cuisine is rich and diverse. I have not traveled around that country enough to really see and taste it all. But for now that (both the view and the food) is good enough for me.