Impressions of Skradin

Impressions of Skradin

Skradin is a place where I’d like to spend more time. It’s in a gorgeous location on the Krka river, with all the glorious nature and historical sites nearby – plus it has a thriving wine and gourmet food scene.  We stayed here for a couple of nights while we explored the wines of north … Continue reading

Wine-tasting on the north Dalmatian coast part 2: BIBICh

Wine-tasting on the north Dalmatian coast part 2: BIBICh

Following our first afternoon of wine-tasting in northern Dalmatia, we spent a superb gourmet evening at BIBICh winery near Skradin. Winemaker Alen Bibich was on hand to guide us through the carefully created pairings of his wines, with wife Vesna’s gourmet creations. The whole effect is a sumptious extravaganza for all the senses. These feasts … Continue reading

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

A Guide to Hvar’s wildflowers – Spring edition

A Guide to Hvar’s wildflowers – Spring edition

I’ve been inspired this spring to get outside and learn more about Hvar’s plantlife. I see local folks using flowers and leaves in  drinks, in cooking, as insect repellants, balms and of course to flavour various rakijas! At the same time, we’ve also been watching a wonderful Croatian TV series called Lovac na bilje, which … 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