Dining On-board and In Port
While you’re on a Croatia small ship cruise, you can expect to enjoy gourmet meals prepared by the on board chef, with ingredients often hand-picked in the destinations that you’ll be visiting. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll always be dining on the ship.
These cruises were designed specifically to include evenings that allow you to take advantage of family-run traditional restaurants in port too. Look forward to sampling plenty of local cuisine for unique food experiences that include specialties like fish stew, or Brujet, made with a variety of different types of fish like sea bass, monk-fish or group, occasionally with shellfish such as mussels added too. You won’t want to miss sampling the black risotto – just about every seafood eatery includes it as part of their traditional Croatian menu. Squid ink, which is considered a natural antidepressant, is used to paint the rice black, and it also contains seafood like clams, mussels and other shellfish. Savor delectable desserts like the traditional Dalmatian pudding, rozata, which gets its name from a rose liqueur called Dubrovnik Liqueur Rozaline.
Wine enthusiasts will want to enjoy meals complemented by some of the local wine, perhaps Dobricic, a red made with an indigenous grape using traditional methods that help to infuse it with such tasty flavors. Posip is Dalmatia’s superb white grape variety, known for producing rich white wines that pair perfectly with the local cuisine. It was the trademark of Korcula island, but in recent years it’s managed to thrive elsewhere in the country too.
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