Dalmatian food as an aphrodisiac
We arrived, settled, made our tour plan for our entire stay in Split… the only thing left to decide was what to eat in Split to make our pleasure complete.
If you already have friends from Dalmatia, as we do, for example, then, there is no problem for you, but there are some sleepless nights 🙂 . They will know how to enchant you with their sea flavors… even the restricted ones, which taste best.
However, if you don’t have these friends, then start looking for them, because it’s not the same without them 🙂 .
We don’t need a better aphrodisiac than great Dalmatian friends, seafood and a glass or two of homemade wine…. This is all we need, as an appetizer, the main dish, and a dessert…
20+ unbelievable food photos
This is a list of dishes you can’t afford to miss while in Split, it doesn’t matter whether it’s your Dalmatian friends preparing them, or you are eating them in some of the recommended restaurants.
My recommendation of to try it with cuttlefish, but it is prepared with squid as well. Dust it with some grated parmesan which will give a nice contrast and creamier flavor to the dish.
Next is an inevitable salsa made with fresh tomatoes which are cooked for almost half a day. It can be used with everything. We ate it with pasta and clams and it turned out to be a great combination.
Have you heard of mussels?
In case you haven’t tried mussels yet, then this is a unique opportunity. They are opened when you take out a cork which is released during cooking… once you’ve taken the cork out, the rest is history 🙂 .
Octopus under pot
Octopus with potato, or octopus under pot (peka)… something similar to preparing food under metal lid. It takes long for meal to prepare under pot, so some restaurants ask for the order to be made about 2 hours earlier unless it is a part of their daily menu. This time, we didn’t eat peka, but certainly, it was great.
Clams, mussels, oysters… and even…
There are different kinds of clams, they are prepared on ’buzara’, white or red one (made with tomatoes), then as minestra (pasta).
Forbidden fruit tastes the best… date mussels are forbidden to fish, because of the manner in which they are collected (it is harmful to the sea bottom). They are forbidden in Croatia and Serbia, although they can be found. But, they aren’t forbidden in Bosnia 🙂
Grilled fish, fresh, from the sea, that can never fail. The options are numerous, from salmon to seabass, gilt-head beam, to angler.
You need just some oil and lemon, other spices aren’t necessary.
We ate everything made on the grill in Redimare restaurant which I recommend, in case you don’t have a Dalmatian with grill on your hand 🙂
Shrimp and squid
If you are lucky enough to be in Split during the open season on squid (autumn) you are never going to buy the supermarket version again.
You can have a glorious dessert in the very same restaurant… we tried some of everything 🙂
Another cremeschnitte in the foreground 🙂
How about meat?
Dalmatians don’t eat only fish and cuttlefish risotto. Their most famous dish apart from seafood is Dalmatian pasticada, we prepared it here.
Ribs are worth mentioning, as well as a steak which is as good as the Serbian one J
It can’t be the same…
But the ones who don’t know any Dalmatians can find a restaurant.
If you are going to the restaurant, go to taverns.
Taverns are usually family businesses, i.e. restaurants, and the food tastes great. The combinations of seafood and meats…
- Joze’s – there’s no webiste, but there is an address: Sredmanushka 4 . It is five minutes away from the old town.
- Konoba Varoš
- Konoba Marjan
- Paradigma with a balcony on the rooftop, from which there is an incredible view on the Riviera.
- Poseidon Restaurant – try some Rozada, a dessert similar to cream caramel.
After you have tried out all of these recommendations, along with a company such as this one, your plates are going to look like the ones in the picture… completely clean 🙂
I would like to mention that the plate with some leftovers in it is mine… I just couldn’t fit it all 🙂
We ate and drunk until the daylight… and only then did we go to bed
After a sleepless night, you are going to wonder…
Where to for breakfast?
There are bakeries all over the old town, so the choice is wide…
My favorite breakfast spot is in the main Piazza in Split (Bepa).
We ate a lot: toasted rye bread with some avocado seasoned with lemon spread over it, and two poached eggs on top of it all… yummy… eaten with pleasure… plus the strawberry juice…
Strawberry juice with some espresso after the meal
And then, some…
Well, this is enough, my mouth is watering now…
What do you like from the Dalmatian cuisine?