The Croatian Food & Wine Festival is a three-day event which showcases the very best in Croatian culinary delights with workshops, stalls and tastings. Held in the capital’s Zagreb Arena, the festival brings the country’s best chefs to the stage to teach you some of their culinary secrets and to demonstrate how they create classic and modern Croatian dishes. There will also be plenty of produce on sale - from creamy cheeses to sun-kissed olives, as well as the finest examples of the country’s renowned wine. Now in its fourth year, a visit to this delicious festival is a perfect way to get acquainted with the gastronomy of Croatia and its neighbouring countries.
The Croatian Food & Wine Festival takes place over three days in the Zagreb Arena on the banks of the River Sava. To get to the venue, you can take the tram to Novi Zagreb (on lines 14 or 7) and then the venue is a ten-minute walk from there. Alternatively, take the number 234 bus from Central Train Station which runs every 25 minutes. The venue is open from 2pm to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday and from 10am to 8pm on the final day. You can buy tickets for the festival from the event website - they cost 35 kuna with a discount available if you purchase a three-day ticket. Children under ten have free entry to the festival.
If you’re not yet familiar with the delights of Croatian cusine, a trip to the festival is a great chance to learn more. Due to its geographical position, the Croatian diet is influenced by Mediterranean food as well as that of Central Europe. Expect plenty of seafood, pork and delicious cheeses. Croatian wine has come to be much-appreciated in recent years with the white wines of Istria being amongst the most popular.
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While you’re in the Zagreb for the festival, you’ll soon find out that there’s plenty to see and do in the capital, including Maksimir Park, Mirogoj Cemetery and Tkalciceva. Check what’s on at the Croatian National Theatre for some evening entertainment.
To find out more information about this event, please go to the festival website where you’ll be able to find out which chefs will be appearing at the festival in 2017, how to get tickets for the festival and how to book your place on the workshops.
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