Most people today on vacation want to eat homemade domestic food and taste the flavors specific to the country they are visiting. Croatia in general offers a great gastronomic offer and Krk is no exception. So many restaurants on the island on their menus offer dishes that are authentic. Food is often made with homemade olive oil and spectacular spices with the scent of the Mediterranean that you will feel long after you leave Croatia. These are rosemary, thyme, laurel, basil and other.
Fresh Fish, Octopus, Squid, Lamb, Home-made Pasta, Mediteranian spices, Lamb Stew, Sheep Cheese,Olive Oil, Famous Local Wine Žlahtina…What Could any Food Lover Want more?
In almost every restaurant you can order cold appetizers with fantastic cheese and prosciutto with olives or figs. As hot appetizer the most popular is šurlice – homemade pasta which is one of the gastronomic trademarks of the island of Krk. This piece of dough, created by shaping around a knitting needle, has become an unavoidable part of every festive meal, celebration and special occasion. We can not forget to mention that every meal you can round with a drop of good wine or homemade brandy called “rakija”.
Vineyards are grown all over the island, especially in Vrbnik where Žlahtina wine is cultivated. This wine can be found on all wine lists of restaurants or bars. People are engaged in sheep breeding and Krk lamb because of its taste is well known not only on island. Legend sais that Emperor Neron was ordering Krk lamb for his feasts. Islanders have been fishing for thousands of years and still today, of course. On island you can always visit fish market and prepare fresh fish by yourself or go to a restaurant and order some of the specialties offered by various restaurants around the island.
Various seafood specialties such as fish, shrimp, octopus or shellfish can also be found on the menus. Every place on the island is known for its specialty and organizes various gastronomic events from April until October. Both foreign and domestic tourists can visit the island and enjoy the days of wine, figs, homemade pasta, asparagus, lamb or cheese. If you like seafood and dometic food products you will not make a mistake if you come to island Krk. There are no words that can explain the hedonism you can feel while sitting in a restaurant by the sea you enjoy domestic food and sipping a glass of fantastic wine. Bon appétit!