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Join us for a memorable wine tasting!

We already gave you a short intro to the world of Croatian wine.

Let us take you now to the journey of flavours throughout Croatia’s various regions and indigenous grape varieties.

Join us for a wine tasting on March 27th at 6.30pm in our shop at 3 Crown Square Borough Market.

We will be enjoying 6 wines representing the most famous Croatian wine regions accompanied with fabulous cheese and charcuterie boards for the price of £10 per person.

Our somellier has put a list of the wines that will present Croatian wine production in it’s best. Croatia is a small country full of diversity and such are the wines- from light and crispy Istrian white wines to dark and potent Dalmatian all the way to interesting and bold Slavonijan’s in the inland. All of them are so diverse, individual and memorable and all of them represent unique regional character.

Also, a story of wine-making in Croatia will be presented so the tastes and the stories will take you to this beautiful Mediterranean country that has a history dating back to the Ancient Greeks that have settled some 2.500 years ago on the southern Dalmatian islands of Vis, Hvar and Korčula.

Come and experience the best wines from Croatia. While sipping and learning about the art of Croatian wine, try Croatian style tapas- cheese and charcuterie that will make the wine tasting pop.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase wines that are now being served in some of the London’s finest Michelin starred restaurants.

So, join us and explore various wine sorts and tastes enjoying each moment of each glass- this is the way Croatians do.

Save the date– March 27th at 6.30pm in our shop at 3 Crown Square Borough Market. For ticket purchase- visit the shop or call us on 0207 407 4439.

We are expecting you! Cheers!

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The unique taste of Croatian cuisine

Croatia is a small country full of diversity- in geography, climate, culture and history. Such is Croatian cuisine, as well.

Every culture and nation that had left trail in Croatia, and there were many- from Romans, Italians, French, Austrians, Hungarians and Germans to Byzantine and Ottomans, have influenced Croatian gastronomy.

Each Croatian region has a unique cuisine and each is an important factor in their original identity. This is why it is impossible to single out one typical Croatian dish. And yet, there are some common customs that have spread through the country.

Croatians, almost religiously, still celebrate traditional festivities and those are always directly linked with food.

Whether a special event in someone’s life, a religious occasion or local saint’s day, the period of special festivities, somehow the focus is always on preparing, enjoying great food and traditional recipes among the family and friends. Getting extended families together and dining together, this is a common factor of all Croatian regions.

Wherever you find yourself in Croatia for Christmas Eve, you will be served with cod, octopus or maybe some freshwater fish. But it is the fish you can expect.

Roasted turkey is served on Christmas day accompanied with walnut roll for the dessert.

Ham, hard boiled eggs and special kind of sweet bread loaf called pinca are a part of traditional Easter breakfast.

Pork is always served for New Year’s Eve while on the January 1st, in every household no matter the region, you will notice the savor of «sarma» (stuffed cabbage with ground meat, usually pork or beef).

When celebrating special occasions such as birth, baptism, weddings, there is always plenty of food. It can’t be imagined without roasted meat, grilled fish or without barbecue and with some hard cheese, kulin or prosciutto as a starter.

Croatians are fond of carnival festivities. Donuts (krafne) or a similar dessert called fritule are a regular treat in those days.

So, there are traditions and customs that Croatians share but if you get deeper into each region’s cuisine you will be overwhelmed with the differences, with unique tastes and numerous recipes.

We will be sharing them with you and inspiring you to visit and taste Croatia!






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The necktie originates from Croatia

The necktie, that most ubiquitous of modern accessories, originates from Croatia. It came to Western Europe in the 17th century, courtesy of Croatian mercenaries who served under Louis XIII, the King of France. He liked it so much that he made these ties a mandatory accessory for Royal gatherings, and to honor the Croatian soldiers, he gave this clothing piece the name “La Cravate”.

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Fascinating numbers and facts

Croatia has 1246 islands, isles and inlets of wich only 48 are inhabited. Almost 10% of Croatia is made up of 11 natural parks, 8 national parks and 2 nature reserves. It has 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites among wich is one National park- Plitvice Lakes, one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe.

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Dubrovnik, the Adriatic pearl

Lord Byron named it “the Pearl in the Adriatic” and George Bernard Shaw said, “Those that seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik”. In the Croatian region of Dalmatia along the Adriatic Sea lies Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as old as 7th century and since 1979 included in UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.


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Croatia’s tradition on UNESCO’s list

Croatia has the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country, including lace making, gingerbread baking and wooden toy carvings. In 2013 Croatia was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as one of the countries that have Mediterranean diet as a part of their tradition, along with Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Portugal.