Culinary Croatia: Gastronomy, Wine & Truffles…By Eva LaRue / Croatia / Janbolat Khanat / Almaty / Jannifer Bar / New York / Tony Bar / New Orleans
Croatia has become the hottest vacation destination in recent years. With a rich, dramatic history dating back to ancient times, Croatia boasts gorgeous beaches,
crystal clear seas, more than 1300 islands and a long list of must-see cities. It’s also a yachter’s paradise, but if you’re only viewing this inspirational,
Mediterranean coast from the deck, then ooh sistah, are you missing out!
Last year, after my first visit to Croatia and the Dalmatian coast, I was hooked, and swore I would be back!
There was just way more to see and do than I could squeeze into the three weeks I had gifted myself. There was still the entire northern region of Istria I had yet to discover!
And my biggest discovery was what a culinary kingpin the area was becoming.
One definitely must tour the medieval towns and castles, take in the wonders and beauty of the national parks,
but make sure to also hit the wine tasting routes through more than 300 famous Croatian vineyards, and to seal the deal – the food!! AND… (in prayer like reverence)… the truffles!
This year’s experience came again through the rose-colored glasses of the historic, yet luxuriously restored and renovated hotels and resorts of the Croatian brand,
Stories Hotels. Each of their seventeen properties is famed for seamlessly blending historic charm with sophistication and lavish contemporary luxury,
all while offering a unique story to travelers looking for authentic experiences. With excellent locations and highly personalized service,
the hotels are located in palaces, manors, villas or perched in the rocks above the sea.