The Zagreb Brunch and Wine Tour has all you need to experience the local ‘food supply chain’ and learn about/taste indigenous Croatian wines, paired with finger food.
First, a relaxing stroll through the “Belly” of Zagreb – “Dolac”. Markets aren’t just for filling the fridge with tasty morsels, here it is a way of life. Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents and flavours of the market. Observe the locals drinking coffee and debating local hot topics in the coffee bars that line the market. Savour the cheeses, admire the ornately dressed ladies selling their wares and join in with the Zagreb way of life
When we finish walking inside and outside of Dolac market, we’ll adjourn to a small bistro in the open-air part of Dolac market. We are here to taste a simple, and healthy dish, and to discuss the local Croatian brunch culture (local names are ‘gablec’ or ‘marenda’). After that you have to try “štrukli” – a savoury appetizer from the Zagreb region. Now it is time to sample some of the best wines on offer in Croatia. We’ll walk to one of the most charming wine cellars in Zagreb’s old town. Take your seat, fasten your seatbelt (or don’t, depending on how full up you are), we have some “high flying” wines to try.
Every day (except Sunday) @ 10.00 AM
Minimum 2, maximum 8 people
60 EUR adults and 55 EUR kids (age 12-17)
For private tour 90 EUR adults and 60 EUR kids (age 12-17)
Balance in life is easy to achieve (so they say) – love people, animals, plants and food. I combined my love and passion for travel and food on our food tours, and want to share it with everyone. Come and meet me, and I will take you to a journey full of tasty food, the Croatian way.
The first stop is the Zagreb farmers’ market (Dolac) where we walk through the enclosed section (dairy market, butcher shops, delicatessen, bakery…), then we stroll in the open-air part where stalls are full of seasonal produce, honey, olive oil… Last but not least, we peek inside the fish market and check how locals buy fresh catch (farmed and wild fish).
In a small bistro next to the Dolac fish market you will taste a simple Dalmatian brunch (aka ‘marenda’). Also you will find out why the fish has to swim three times in Croatia.
After a tasty Dalmatian brunch, we are going to another small bistro, where we are going to try “štrukli”. An old Croatian folk song says: “My mother baked štrukli, but she did not tell me about it”. But don’t worry, we will tell you all about štrukli (authentic cheese strudel from the Zagorje region), how to prepare and how to bake them. And, finally, taste them.
After the tasty brunch, we are going to a beautiful wine-bar and shop, located in Zagreb’s old town for food and wine tasting. In an easy-going and relaxing atmosphere you will sample: 4 indigenous Croatian wines (2 white, 2 red, 1dcl per glass), paired with local finger food: prosciutto, salami, cheese, olive-oil, pumpkin seed oil and bread.