Saturday, October 22, 2011

Croatia Series Preview: Zivili!

I'm back from Croatia and my head is spinning with all the amazing food and wine I experienced and the fabulous people I met. Before I even left the twitter support from the Croatian wine and food community was incredible. Special thanks to the Croatian Tourist Board for making the trip possible and also to:

 @TasteofCroatia , @EatDalmatia , @PaskiSir , @PASKASIRANA, Cliff Rames @WinesofCroatia , Pacta Connect @pc_wines , Sasha Burekovic @TastyWineCo , Lada Radin @ladara and of course
Frank at @BlueDanubeWine for reaching out to me with tips and suggestions.

I'm currently sorting through a pile of maps, notes, photos and videos as I prepare a series of posts dedicated to Croatia and the stories of the people who make it unique. -- So stay tuned for a wild romp though one of the most dynamic wine and food regions I've ever visited. In the meantime here is sneak peek of what's to come --

The wine and pairings at Bibich in Skradin

Tasting one minute old olive oil fresh from the press at Chiavalon in Vodnjan

Market shopping and cooking with chefs Robert Ripli and Grgur Baksic of Klub Gatstronomadi

Fresh from the sea lunch extravaganza at Konoba Dalmatino in Sibenik

Truffle Fair in Livade, Istria and the wine pairing truffle lunch at Zigante

Touring Paska Sirana on Pag and tasting the new sage infused cheese

Taking a six hour scenic detour along the coast due to extremely high Bura winds

Learning about Maraschino liqueur at Maraska in Zadar

Hanging out with winemaker Oliver Arman at Franc Arman winery in Narduci

The world's greatest cappuccino at Elis Caffe in Zagreb

And of course all the outstanding wine and grappa!!

Don't touch that dial! Stay tuned to Come for the Wine for full report on all the above and more-- Zivili!


  1. Wow, we can hardly wait to read about all the juicy details. Greetings from Taste of Croatia team!

  2. Marcy, you've done it again! You can whet my appetite quicker than just about anyone in the food and wine (and travel) writing category! Wow! Come on, what's the delay? I'm ready. Feed me more. Really looking forward to learning more. The pictures are most inviting. Fully intend to get to Croatia in 2012. We have many clients requesting information and wanting to know WHEN, Harold WHEN are you taking us to Croatia!?

  3. Morana-- Thnaks so much for your support! The first of the Croatia series is now posted.

  4. Harold-- You are the Man, Man! Thanks so much. Croatia was so much more than I expected. Delay due to the overwhelming amount of information I had to digest ,literally and figuratively. But the wait is over The first post of my series is now live.



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