In Europe it is hard to find a country in which, in such a small area, so much diversity exists as in Croatia. The historical turbulence, geographic and climatic features, diversity of cultural heritage, the varied characteristics of rural and urban localities, all contribute to the wealth of Croatia’s culinary diversity. Sailing and gastronomy go hand in hand. If you sail Split’s archipelago without visiting islands of Brač, Hvar or Vis and its restaurants, you are missing out on the gastronomy multiformity this area has to offer.
Dalmatian Cuisine on the Island Brač, Hvar and Vis
Sailor’s favorite restaurants in Dalmatia
Sailors are able to reach restaurants hidden in small island bays, especially those on the favourite coastal routes around the Brač, Hvar, Vis or Lastovo. Each island in Split’s archipelago has its own wine to offer. The southern sides of Brač, Vis & Hvar are known for Plavac mali and the respected wineries of this area. A significant withe wine is the Viška vugava (Vugava from Vis). In addition to their magnificent ambience, these island based restaurants offer supreme sea menus. Here are a few of our favourite:
The gate leading to the beach making Toto’s an ideal base for a combination of food and swimming. The menu is classically Dalmatian, with an understandable emphasis on seafood, which is caught daily and delivered to the chef.
Located in one of the most beautiful bays on the north side of the island, bay Luke. In the bottom of the bay, by the beach, there is a restaurant offering traditional Dalmatian dishes and shellfish and fish from our own breeding. Organized anchorage and mooring for larger boats (up to 4,5 m draft).
Family winery and restaurant. Restaurant’s speciality is “peka”, traditional croatian dish which here is served as seafood with rice or lamb with potatos.