Happy 2400th Birthday to Stari Grad!

Happy 2400th Birthday to Stari Grad!

Stari Grad 2400 Celebrations and Days of the Bay Festival This year marks the 2,400th anniversary of the founding of Faros by Greek settlers. It’s Stari Grad’s official entry into recorded history, although there was actually an Illyrian settlement in place already. If only they’d also written things down, we’d probably need 3,000 candles on … Continue reading

Tasting the new wines at the Carić konoba in Vrboska

Tasting the new wines at the Carić konoba in Vrboska

The new Carić winery tasting room is very handy for us – just a short walk across the bridge in the heart of Vrboska! We’re turning into regulars here, and it’s been great watching a run-down old building evolving into an attractive, traditionally-styled konoba tasting-room. Owners Ivo and Ivana Carić have put in many hours … Continue reading

May in the Vineyards of Hvar

May in the Vineyards of Hvar

May is a lovely time of year to explore the Hvar countryside, and we’ve been taking a look at some of the rather scenic vineyards on the island. The vines are neatly clipped and the new growth is sprouting well, with flowers in bud. The Dalmatian coast had a cold snap at the end of … Continue reading

Perivoj – a little light lunch in Split

Perivoj – a little light lunch in Split

Lunch recommendations from our friend Čedo always lead us to somewhere special. Perivoj restaurant in Split is a graceful villa set in its own gardens deep in the backstreets of the city. Villa Tončić is a large villa, almost a mini palace, with a huge garden, a short walk from the old city core. The villa … Continue reading

Impressions of Dalmacija Wine Expo 2016

Impressions of Dalmacija Wine Expo 2016

This is the 7th year for the Dalmacija Wine Expo, and we’ve attended six of those. It’s always a fun event, and we enjoy checking out what’s new and meeting up with old friends. This year, it was held in a new venue, the Hotel Park in Split. There were some good and some not … Continue reading

Dried Rose Petals – a new culinary venture!

Dried Rose Petals – a new culinary venture!

For the past few years, I’ve been making rose syrup in the Dalmatian way, which involves layering the petals with sugar, and leaving them out in the sunshine for a few weeks. The syrup is wonderfully fragrant, and can be used in so many ways for desserts, cordials, cocktails and baking. This year, I’ve decided … Continue reading