Taste of Croatia

Take a culinary tour of coastal Croatia to sample the region's tasty food, including crni rizot, brodet, pasticada, istarska jota and pod pekom.

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Tony Bourdain eats lunch in Croatia
Tony Bourdain eats lunch in Croatia

Tony Bourdain eats lunch in Croatia

Tony Bourdain and Mate eat lunch on a yacht off the Croatian coast. 960 1280

  

A Wide shot of the city of Rovinj in Croatia

A Wide shot of the city of Rovinj in Croatia

The beautiful Croatian city of Rovinj, situated along the north Adriatic Sea. 960 1280

  

The countryside of Motovun in the background in Croatia

The countryside of Motovun in the background in Croatia

A gorgeous shot of the countryside of Motovun in the distance. 960 1280

  

Close up of bonito in Croatia

Close up of bonito in Croatia

A dish of bonito at the restaurant Konoba Batelina. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at the fish market in Zadar Croatia

Tony Bourdain at the fish market in Zadar Croatia

Tony and Mate visit the popular fish market in Zadar, a small city within the historical region of Dalmatia, Croatia. 960 1280

  

A Roman amphitheater in Croatia

A Roman amphitheater in Croatia

The Roman amphitheater Pula Arena. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain naps on a boat in Croatia

Tony Bourdain naps on a boat in Croatia

Tony takes a catnap while cruising along the Adriatic Sea. 960 1280

  

Close up of a pasta dish in Croatia

Close up of a pasta dish in Croatia

Fuzi pijukanci, a pasta dish with white truffles, at Mondo Konoba restaurant. Mondo Konoba is nestled on a hill outside of the village of Motovun in central Istria, Croatia. 960 1280

  

Scenic view of the sea in Croatia

Scenic view of the sea in Croatia

A beautiful shot of the Adriatic Sea in the background of Pag island. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain cleans mussels in Croatia

Tony Bourdain cleans mussels in Croatia

Tony and Mate clean freshly caught mussels from the Limski kanal ("Lim Channel"). 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats mussels in Croatia

Tony Bourdain eats mussels in Croatia

Tony goes in for the kill. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain and others eat fresh tuna in Croatia

Tony Bourdain and others eat fresh tuna in Croatia

Tony, Oli (Tony’s left) and Mate sample freshly caught tuna. 960 1280

  

Newspaper shot of Tony Bourdain in Croatia

Newspaper shot of Tony Bourdain in Croatia

Tony and Mate in the local newspaper. 960 1280

  

Wide shot of tuna farm pens in Croatia

Wide shot of tuna farm pens in Croatia

A wide shot of the seafood company Kali Tuna D.o.o.'s pens, where Tony received a hands-on lesson in tuna farming. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain takes a nap in Croatia

Tony Bourdain takes a nap in Croatia

Another catnap … one too many glasses of wine. Good wine. 960 1280

  

sunset over Rovinj Croatia.

sunset over Rovinj Croatia.

The sunset over Rovinj, Croatia. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain on a boat in Croatia

Tony Bourdain on a boat in Croatia

With the wind in his hair, Tony cruises along the Adriatic Sea. 960 1280

  

Wine Vault Restaurant in Rovinj, Croatia
Wine Vault Restaurant

Wine Vault Restaurant

Got a hankering for French and Mediterranean cuisine? Pull up a chair at the Wine Vault Restaurant! Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, the restaurant features delectable creations from master chef Tom Gretic, coupled with the wildest wine list in Croatia. 960 1280

  

Konoba Batelina

Konoba Batelina

Adam hangs with David Skoko, master chef at Konoba -- that’s Croatian for “tavern.” This family-owned tavern in the coastal village of Banjole is so low-key it doesn’t have a sign outside (ask a local for directions). It’ll be worth it; Chef Skoko’s seafood creations have been lauded by international media. 960 1280

  

Konoba’s Seafood

Konoba’s Seafood

Chef Skoko’s creations rely on the bounty of the Adriatic waters: Angler fish, conger eel and shark are among the fish served. The seafood menu is so fresh at this family-owned restaurant that dishes are based on the catch of the day! 960 1280

  

Italy’s Prosecco Road

Italy’s Prosecco Road

What's inside these barrels? A wine lover's dream. Savor sparkling white wine along Prosecco Road, a picturesque region of vineyards and craggy hills about 45 minutes north of Venice. 960 1280

  

Croatia's Proto Restaurant

Croatia's Proto Restaurant

Hungry for outrageously good seafood, in a VIP setting? Croatia’s Proto Restaurant, in the heart of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, is a veritable institution -- stretching back to 1886! Among its culinary guests of yore was Edward VIII, king of England. Savor this rich history over succulent dishes like saffron shrimp. 960 1280

  

Croatia’s Nautika Restaurant

Croatia’s Nautika Restaurant

The sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic are home to more than 3,000 fish species. Savor the sea’s bounty at Nautika, one of the top restaurants in Dubrovnik, Croatia, that boasts incredible views like this, as well as Mediterranean fare such as lobster from the Dalmatian island of Vis. 960 1280

  

Lobster at Nautika

Lobster at Nautika

We can’t stop talking about Nautika’s lobster! The Dubrovnik restaurant gets its seafood from local suppliers -- a “go local” approach that chef Mario Bunda is passionate about. “Every morning our supplier is down at Dubrovnik harbor to meet the local fishermen as they bring in their catch,” he says. 960 1280

  

Farmers’ Market in Rovinj

Farmers’ Market in Rovinj

One of the delights of a trip to Rovinj, Croatia, is a stroll in its farmers’ market, open between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Get your health kick on by picking up a bag of fruits and veggies -- and try your hand at bargaining. Expect to pay 1 to 2 euros per kilo (a little over 2 pounds), depending on your powers of persuasion. 960 1280

  

Enoiteca Mascareta Restaurant in Venice

Enoiteca Mascareta Restaurant in Venice

“The most awesome restaurant in Venice is hidden in the alleys off St. Mark's Square,” says Adam Richman. “You'd walk right by if you didn't know... it's called Enoiteca Mascareta, and you're not just gonna get a mean Venetian risotto, chef Mauro Lorenzon's gonna give you a huge show! Every meal ends with a bang!” 960 1280