Cruise is an amazing gate to the other cultures. And food is a great way to experience and immerse yourself in any culture. So, if you cruise Croatia it’s only natural that you get a chance to enjoy authentic Croatian food and wines.
WHAT IS CROATIAN CUISINE LIKE?
Though a small country of only four million, Croatia has at least 6 different regional cuisines. Yes, six! Those six regional cuisines boast their very own and traditional recipes, ingredients and wines as well. From continental plains through mountain regions, all the way to the beautiful Adriatic coast, each of Croatian food regions has its own specialties, flavors, scents, and tastes. However, if you cruise Croatia down the Dalmatian coast aboard one of our luxury small cruise ships, your menu will cruise the tastes and flavors of Dalmatian food.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CROATIAN FOOD AND DALMATIAN FOOD?
Dalmatian cuisine is a traditional regional cuisine based exclusively on the Mediterranean diet. This means it has lots of absolutely fresh ingredients like meat and Adriatic sea fish, piles of locally grown vegetables, plenty of that healthy olive oil and lots of fresh Mediterranean spices – like parsley, rosemary, basil and similar… nothing too pungent or too strong. Usually, Croatians like their lunches bigger and their dinners light. All the meals consist of fresh ingredients, prepared in a rather simple and quick way, in order not to hide their exquisite natural flavors or texture.
CRUISE CROATIA, ENJOY CROATIAN FOOD ALL DAY LONG
All of our luxury small cruise ships are equipped with state-of-the-art modern kitchens, where our local cooks prepare delicious traditional menus for the cruise guests. We serve a smorgasbord breakfast and substantial lunches, consisting of various traditional Dalmatian specialties. You can expect fresh and expertly grilled fish or meat, accompanied by a fresh local vegetable side dish. As we dock in for the night, you’ll get a chance to explore Croatian dine and wine habits and offers on your own, as docking ports have their own culinary treasures, from affordable family-run taverns to high-end restaurants.
CROATIAN FOOD LOVES CROATIAN WINES
Croatia has many different wine regions. During the last few decades, Croatian wines began winning the world stages and prestigious awards. The variety of Croatian wines is rather astonishing – there’s something for every dish and every palate. Dalmatian wine regions are known as a paradise for wine lovers and connoisseurs. If you’re a fan of red varieties, you simply must try the ruby red Dingač or Plavac mali. If you prefer white wines, than Pošip is your thing!
IN CASE YOU HAVE DIETARY PREFERENCES
In case you or some of your family members have dietary preferences – don’t worry. Our chef will find a way to accommodate your wishes. Same goes for the children, who can be picky eaters at the time. We believe good food is an absolutely essential part of a great cruise vacation, whether it’s a family cruise or some other option.
CROATIAN FOOD IS THE JOYFUL CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Croatia has a long and rich history, reflected in its various regional cuisines, that have successfully absorbed foreign influences. What sets Croatian food apart – especially Dalmatian cuisine – is a certain simplicity and purity, along with an almost religious adherence to everything local and fresh. Despite the speed of a modern life, Croatians attend their long lunches and family gatherings at home, around the dining table. One might say: Croatians truly believe that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach!
Cruise Croatia and enjoy Croatian food this summer!