5 Questions with Hamo Ovcina of Dubrovnik Food Tours

Are you a foodie traveling to Croatia? Here's what you should know about the local food scene in Dubrovnik.

1. What foods is your city known for?

Croatia is known for Mediterranean seafoods of every imaginable source. I recommend tasting some traditional Dubrovnik dishes:

  • Pasticada (boeuf mariné) a beef stew
  • Dubrovnik rozata (region’s crème brûlée)
  • Black cuttlefish risotto
  • Famous oysters (fleshy, sweet and juicy)
  • Bitter orange jam

2. What neighborhoods should people visit when they come to your city?

  • Island of Mljet: One of the most spectacular nature preserves in Croatia!
  • Elaphiti Islands: Adriatic archipelago is great for those who prefer an unspoiled getaway.
  • Mostar: A town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the most celebrated bridge in Eastern Europe, known as Stari Most.
  • Bay of Kotor: Often called Europe's most southernmost fjord, with towering peaks and a rocky coastline.
  • Peljesac: One of the most famed wine regions in Croatia wine road to Marco Polo's home town. Do not miss to visit the origin of Grgić Winery – founded by Napa Valley winemaker Mike Grgich,
  • Korcula Island: The home of Marco Polo.

3. What is the best time of year to visit your city?

Dubrovnik is worth a visit at any time of year, but spring and autumn is when it is not to hot but still for swimming and sunbathing.

4. What can people expect on your food tours?

The pleasure and satisfaction for being wined and dined in a healthy natural and friendly way. You'll hear fascinating stories from our local guide and experience a unique off the beaten path adventure in Dubrovnik.

5. Do you see any new food trends in your city?

We promote all kinds of world famous foods especially for foodies. Dubrovnik Good Food Festival takes place in October and features local delicacies, food presentations and tasting of regional wines, culinary workshops and other activities.

Published February 8th, 2016