Zagreb Brunch and Wine Tasting Tour has all you need to experience local ‘food supply chain’ and learn about/taste indigenous Croatian wines, paired with finger food.
First, we make slow paced insight at largest Zagreb farmers’ market (local name is ‘Dolac’). This market has dual purpose in city life. You go there to buy fresh ingredients for home cooked meal, and hope to meet someone familiar to socialize during coffee time, when you’re done with groceries shopping.
When we finish walking inside and outside of Dolac market, we’ll continue to small bistro on open-air part of Dolac market to taste simple and healthy dish and give you more details on Croatian brunch culture (local names are ‘gablec’ or ‘marenda’). After that you have to try štrukli – savoury appetizer from Zagreb region. Food you eat is pretext for your next endeavour – wine tasting. We’ll walk to one of most charming wine cellars in Zagreb’s old town. Take your seat, fasten your seatbelt, ‘wine flights’ are starting…
Every day (except Sunday) @ 10.00 AM
Minimum 2, maximum 8 people
60 EUR adults and 55 EUR kids (age 12-17)
For private tour 90 EUR adults and 80 EUR kids (age 12-17)
Karmela Karlović, foodie
Balance in life is easy to achieve: love people, animals, plants and food. I combined my love with passion for travel. Best thing is: I live my ideas – come and meet me, and I will take you to a journey full of tasty food, Croatian way.
First stop is Zagreb farmers’ market (Dolac) where we walk through enclosed part (dairy market, butcher shops, delicatessen, bakery…), then we stroll in open-air part where stalls are full of seasonal produce, honey, olive-oil,… Last but not least, we peak inside fish market and check how locals buy fresh catch (farmed and wild fish).
In small bistro next to the Dolac fishmarket you will taste simple Dalmatian brunch (aka ‘marenda’). Also you will find out why the fish has to swim three times in Croatia.
After tasty Dalmatian brunch, we are going to anther small bistro where we are going to try štrukli. An old Croatian folk song says: “My mother baked štrukli, but she did not tell me about it”. But not to worry, we will tell you all about štrukli (authentic cheese strudel from Zagorje region), how to prepare and how to bake them. And, finally, taste them.
After tasty brunch, we are going to wine-bar and shop located in Zagreb’s old town for food and wine tasting. In easygoing and relaxed atmosphere you will sample: 4 indigenous Croatian wines (2 white, 2 red, 1dcl per glass), paired with local finger food: prosciutto, salami, cheese, olive-oil and bread.