A day exploring traditional Croatian gastronomy in Omiš
October 9, 2021 – To promote Split and Dalmatia as a leading Mediterranean food, wine and tourism destination, Taste the Mediterranean Festival visited Radmanove Mlinice, Arsana Tasting House and Cetina River Canyon for a authentic experience of Croatian Mediterranean identity and traditional Dalmatian gastronomyy.
The TTM Festival ends strong. For the last day of the 4-day festival, the participants left the Briig Boutique Hotel in Split at 9:30 am and arrived safe and sound in Omiš and were received by Arsana tasting house. There they were greeted with traditional dishes and wines including soparnik, prosciutto and Dalmatian wines Pribidrag from Vinarija Mimica and Debit from Vinarija Ante Sladić.
Of course, visiting Omiš wouldn’t be complete without exploring the Cetina River. The gloomy weather did not stop the guests from having a wonderful time at one of the most beautiful attractions in Dalmatia – the magnificent Cetina River Canyon. “Even the rain couldn’t spoil the minds of our chefs,” said one of the event coordinators.
To fully experience the rich history of Dalmatian cuisine, TTM visited the famous restaurant Radmanove Mlinice where they were treated with traditional Croatian dishes from appetizer to dessert. The menu consisted of fritule (Dalmatian fritters), fried frog legs in tartar sauce, salted and marinated anchovies, olives and octopus braised in white wine with olive oil, garlic and parsley. Since a traditional Dalmatian meal wouldn’t be complete without serving peka, the restaurant served veal “peka” (under the lid) with potatoes and salad as a special main course this afternoon. Radmanove Mlinice also showed guests and chefs how traditional homemade bread is made using peka.
Since two of the main objectives of the TTM festival are the exchange of experiences with other Mediterranean countries and the training of students and professionals in the hotel and catering industry, Chief Ippei Uemura of the Tabi restaurant, Marseille, winner of the Young Talent of the Year Gault & Millau France award, also led a masterclass for students from Jure Kaštelan High School in Omiš.
After a fun day outside of Split, the TTM festival team returned to Split to prepare the last part of the program which includes exclusive dinners at Zrno Soli restaurants which will be hosted by Chef Stjepan Vukadin and Zora Bila who will be animated by chefs. Sandra and Dane Tahirović. The exclusive TTM festival dinner specials turned out to be a success and were enjoyed by all attendees.
Also as part of the Taste the Mediterranean festival, the Split Restaurant Nights are taking place until tonight. This event offers tourists and locals special 3-course Mediterranean-Dalmatian menus, including wine, which is offered at promotional prices in 15 participating restaurants. Restaurants include Atlantida, Bajamonti, Brasserie on 7, Bokeria, Corto Maltese, Dujkin dvor, Fantažija, Konoba Fétivi, Konoba Marul, Laganini, Mazzgoon, Pandora Greenbox, Portofino, Sidi bar and Šug restaurants.
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