Tempting the eye, tasty on the palate
All foreign guests who visited the island saw its advantages. During its turbulent history, they discovered the richness of the island trying to use it maximally. Epithets used for Krk are the best proof of the richness of island and each part of it. Thus, the Romans called it a “too shiny city of Krk people” while Venetians governors called it “happy and golden” island. The legend says the lamb from Krk was served at famous Neron's feasts in Rome.
Together with home-made olive oil and vinegar, locals use spices and herbs found on the island, such as bay leaves, rosemary, onion, leek, parsley, tomatoes, olives, carrots…
Not rarely, life expectancy of the Krk inhabitants is above-average. A legend about the area with natural richness, mild climate and light Mediterranean food is turned into reality by many locals. The secret of longevity lies also in the “elixir of youth, health, and beauty”, which Krk is full of – as locals would say, thinking of the olive oil, an essential supplement to autochthonous and national gastro specialties.
Even nowadays, fresh fish, scampi, and other crabs and mussels are irreplaceable in local cuisine, and such are also many kinds of vegetable side dish. For national holidays, locals always eat home-made pasta (šurlice, macaroni, gnocchi) with various sauces. Special place belongs to Krk lamb, sheep milk cheese and prosciutto.
Enjoy the tasty traditional sweets in the most famous confectionery on the island − Casa del padrone, where among other amazing sweets we prepare home-made autochthonous specialties such as smokvenjak, imbriagon, ravioli, presnac, and our patented cakes “Krčka kneginja ®” and “Torta Krčkog kneza ®”, which set us apart and confirm our quality and imagination.
All these autochthonous Krk dishes have been included in the menus of around hundred restaurants, taverns and other catering facilities on the island. They also prepare and offer international dishes. Local specialties are included in traditional manifestations as well – Wine days in Vrbnik and Fig days in Krk catering facilities.
Gastro offer is one of the main assets of Krk hospitality and tourism. Toast with žlahtina from Vrbnik, and if you wish to bring a gastro souvenir with you, take home-made spirit called rakija and dried figs.
And remember: if locals offer you with rakija and dried figs, that is a sign of honest hospitality and, as the legend says, a sign that you will live long and happily.
We would definitely like to recommend the already mentioned local Casa del padrone, the home of Krčka Kneginja!
Situated in the very center of the city of Krk, where during the day you can enjoy the sound of seagulls and light breeze by the sea, while you are drinking your favorite coffee, enjoying home-made biscuits, autochthonous specialties, ice cream and cakes.
In the evening it turns into a club offering an excellent night out with famous DJ's, bands and different kinds of beverages which will fit everyone's tastes.
As a part of our gastro offer, we also recommend the fantastic beach bar Casa del padrone situated at Dunat, between Krk and Punat. During the day you can relax listening to nice sound of waves, engaging in different sports activities or simply enjoying in the shadow with your favorite cocktail.
Beach menu includes tasty snacks such as tuna burger, hamburger, fried squids, anchovies, light salads, tortillas etc.
In the afternoon, at the after beach party you can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere with the rhythm of house music and a wide range of beverages.
Of course, after beach parties make an unavoidable part of our sea story, as well as DJ's and different musicians with their performances.
Along with individual approach to each guest, private parking, rich offer of fresh fruit, cocktails and tasty snacks, we also offer top quality massages, sports facilities nearby and interesting music program.
WE RECOMMEND: WHAT&WHERE TO EAT:
- „RIVICA RESTAURANT“ - NJIVICE
- „GOSPOJA RESTAURANT“ – VRBNIK
- „ST. GEORGE'S PALACE“ - AGROTURIZAM/KRK
- „PUD BREST“ TAVERN - MILOHNIĆI
- „POD PREVOLT“ TAVERN - MILOHNIĆI
- „PORAT RESTAURANT“ - PORAT
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