When we took our trip to Europe, I was unsure what to expect from the food there. Of course, we had heard the food in Europe was good. But I don’t think I realized just how serious Europeans are about their food! They are serious – really serious!
Eating My Way Through Europe – Croatia
This seriousness translates into a wonderful experience on all levels… taste, service and appearance. I shared our Italian experience with you in this post, and now I want to take you to Croatia.
We arrived in Split, Croatia in the mid-evening, and we were starving (well, we thought we were!). Upon check-in at our hotel we casually mentioned to the concierge that we were looking or a restaurant that was open. That was a great move, because his buddy ran a nearby restaurant that was very nice… and within walking distance. Our concierge made a quick phone call to alert his friend to expect us and we headed over (in a downpour), the 4 of us plus little grandson.
When we arrived, they were expecting us and greeted us at the door – by name! Our maitre’d walked us to an awesome round table in a secluded corner, which is great when you’re dining with a two-year-old.
The menu was very extensive, offering everything from steak to seafood. It all sounded good to us by that time. Keeping within my gluten-free diet, I ordered the Sea Bass. And it was delicious.
Our next meal was breakfast at our hotel, the Jupiter Luxury Hotel.
A must-see in Split is any of the open air markets. This one is located on the east side of Diocletian’s Palace – and it’s clear that you can find almost anything there! The fruit looked fabulous,
… and these nuts and dates made me hungry!
I truly hope you get to visit Croatia some day. There is no way I can express how much we loved this little country which is situated on the Mediterranean coast, just north of Greece and south of Austria and Germany.
See you next time!