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The Local Krk Cuisine: Discover Some Must-Try Dishes


The island of Krk is famous for its beautiful nature and monuments, but on top of that you can delight your taste buds and try some delicious food while you’re there. Authentic or international, traditional food with a modern twist, appetisers, main dishes, sweet, salty or sour - you name it. If you are looking for a gastronomic adventure, we will give you more than enough reasons for visiting Krk!

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Šurlice, authentic must-try pasta

One of the first things you should try when in Krk is šurlice, a traditional fresh handmade pasta. The name šurlice comes from the Croatian word for trunks of the elephants, which the pasta resembles in shape. In the past, meals with šurlice were only prepared and served on special occasions like weddings and holidays.

The pasta is made out of dough coiled around a long needle or a wooden stick, which forms it in a shape similar to an elephant’s trunk. Šurlice pasta was usually prepared with a meat stew, while nowadays also with seafood and various sauces. You can find it in almost all of the restaurants across the island of Krk.

Žlahtina wine, Krk prosciutto and cheeses

Wine and cheese offer is taken to a whole new level on Krk, especially if you pair the two with the local prosciutto. Žlahtina is Croatian white grape variety from which the wine of the same name is produced. The grapes mostly grow on the island of Krk, mainly around Vrbnik. The exquisite Žlahtina white wine is a dry, clear wine with fresh aromas and balanced acidity, because of which it goes well with a lot of dishes, especially the local ones.

You can try prosciutto in many places, but the local Krk prosciutto is truly something else. In Dalmatia the prosciutto is made with skin and smoked, in Istria without the skin and dried, and Krk combines something of both in a unique way. Prosciutto is made with skin, without smoke and slowly naturally dried in the cold winter wind. This results in a tender and dried prosciutto with a rich taste everyone should try at least once!

Krk’s pristine nature is ideal for raising sheep, cows and goats on pasture grass. You can taste the benefits of natural farming in delicious cheeses all around Krk, which are usually made by local farmers following traditional recipes. While the sheep cheese is the most prominent one, cow and goat cheeses will also delight you. Whether you try them grated or sliced, along with prosciutto and wine, you will surely love their flavours!

Lamb, Kvarner shrimps, seafood and sweets

Not only can you taste the natural farming in cheeses, you can feel it in meat as well, particularly in the renowned Krk lamb. Delicious meat offers many ways of preparation, from lamb stew which is frequently served with šurlice pasta to traditional way, under the baking lid.

Fresh seafood is another amazing part of Krk cuisine and, of course, it is an ingredient in many amazing local recipes. Fish soups, risottos, salads and stews with octopus, squid and cuttlefish, to name a few. Kvarner shrimps are, without question, something that must find a place on your plate, since they are praised as the largest and tastiest in the whole Adriatic!

The sweets traditionally made in the island also rely on the fresh local ingredients. You will find many desserts with dried figs and Krk cheese, for example. One of the most popular sweet recipes is presnac, traditional pie made with fresh cheese. Fritule and kroštule are two tasty fried desserts, often made for winter holiday festivities.

Where to try the local gourmet dishes?

The whole island is packed with fresh local delicacies and great restaurants. It is better, therefore, to think about the accommodation first.

One of the great options is Aminess Atea Camping Resort in Njivice, where you can enjoy the beautiful nature, sports and entertainment activities and yet be close to great bars and restaurants. One of them is il Cantuccio trattoria, where you can have delicious brick oven pizzas or gourmet seafood and meat dishes at the lovely terrace by the sea or delivered at your camping pitch.

For a full luxury experience, opt for Aminess Gaia Green Villas. You can enjoy the tranquillity of the oak forest while staying in a modern and sophisticated villa. Nearby, in the still of nature, you can have a tasty meal at La gradela, where you can try a mouth-watering barbecue, premium burgers but also seafood dishes, cold starters and desserts.

Still puzzled about whether to stay in a hotel with extra comfort and services? Explore your options here and enjoy your gourmet vacation on the island of Krk!

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