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Glorious Croatian Gastronomy

The food & wine of Croatia is as much a part of your vacation as your adventure activities! That first, savory bite of truly authentic Croatian cuisine will be unlike anything you’ve had before—and we can’t wait to be the ones to introduce this gastronomic delight to you!

If gastronomic experiences make your overall journey that much more transcendent, we are ready to tailor a food or wine experience for you. Our local knowledge will take you off the beaten path and make your taste buds dance!

Coastal Croatia is the area that spreads all the way from the Istrian peninsula on the north to the Dubrovnik region in the south of Croatia.

The coastal region is characterized by the influences of the Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, and later Mediterranean cuisines – Italian and French. It features many seafood specialties (squid, cuttlefish, octopus, shrimp, lobster…) prepared in various ways and accompanied by high-quality olive oil and indigenous wine sorts.

Istria probably stands out as one of the best branded Croatian regions with a widely recognized gastronomic identity and one of the most exciting and diverse cuisines in the country!

Croatia is often referred to as a land of 1000 islands, many of them having distinct culinary traditions as a result of the intersection of food, history, and culture of the area. 

The gastronomy of Croatian islands is an example of a typical Mediterranean diet rich in fresh blue and white fish, quality spices, olive oil, and a diverse offer of daily fresh vegetables. G

Croatian inland consists of several smaller regions that, each with its own culinary traditions, contribute to the diversity of Croatian national cuisine. 

As opposed to the simple preparation and easy digestibility of the island and coastal cuisine, here we find robust, spicy, heartwarming meals that often have a very complicated or long preparation process. The continental cuisine was influenced by the Hungarian, Viennese, and Turkish gastronomical style and is mainly oriented on meat products, freshwater fish, and vegetables. Combined, these high-quality ingredients bring many flavorful and mouth-watering delicacies to the table.

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Pomalo: Regenerative Farm & Olive Grove

Pomalo is our regenerative permaculture farm and sustainable olive garden. It’s located on the beautiful, historic Hvar Island in Croatia. It’s our educational playground where we can share stories and an immersive experience with our guests; to give them the opportunity to slow down and be present—whether for a day, a night, or a week!

Go ahead an explore our day and week-long experiences at Pomalo and see how you can become the change our world needs.

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speaking of traditional...

Let us introduce you to Konoba

The traditional cornerstone of Dalmatian life, the konoba experience is a byword for quality, freshness, authenticity. Local ingredients freshly picked or caught, simple and ancient recipes, laced in olive oil and washed down with quality wine.

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