Add a delicious touch to your holiday on the island of Krk! Enrich your stay by trying out local cuisine based on fresh ingredients and prepared according to centuries-old recipes passed on from one generation to another. Whether you are a fan of meat or seafood and fish, whether you prefer vegetables and fruit, you are in for a real treat, your taste buds will never forget.
Gifts of nature
Mmmm, there’s something unique about the flavours of Krk! A very specific microclimate is reflected in the distinctive tastes, from the native herbs used in cooking, organic meat, exceptional olive oil, excellent fish and seafood found in the clear waters around the island.
Delicious specialties of traditional Krk cuisine
From the very first bites of the island prosciutto and cheese, made from sheep milk and often with native herbs, to the final toast with authentic local wine žlahtina, you are in for an unforgettable culinary experience.
A real paradise for gourmets, Krk offers organic lamb meat in mouthwatering interpretations. The sheep freely graze on grass and herbs on the pastures, so their meat has a rich distinctive flavour. Traditional meals with lamb meat include goulash, slow cooking peka dishes (Cro. peka – pot with a heavy metal lid, usually used in a fireplace), roast lamb, etc.
Finger licking good fish and seafood! Apart from the world famous Kvarner scampi, Krk has high quality seafood specialties with squid, octopus, mussels, oysters, lobster, crab etc. as well as excellent fish such as fresh sardine, sea bream, sea bass, all directly from the sea around the island.
So much more than just a side dish, Krk pasta called šurlice forms part of a number of traditional dishes. For example, it goes fabulously with scampi, fresh fish, žgvacet lamb goulash, asparagus, even with figs and cheese.
Round off a perfect traditional meal with a piece of presnac pie! There may be variations to the recipe from one village to another, but the basics are the same – sheep cheese and puff pastry.
Join in the real feasts! Krk island sure knows how to highlight the very best of its traditional cuisine, all year round. Food festivals take place all over the island with a special focus on seasonal ingredients. For example, during the months of April and May you get to enjoy great food during the Days of Asparagus and Krk Lamb Meat. For a special ambiance go to the Mulino restaurant by the sea in Malinska.
Also, watch out for Krk Food Fest taking place in spring and autumn across the island, as well as local festivities, fisherman’s feasts and other events. After all, Krk cuisine is a vital part of the lifestyle and traditions, so it is ever-present even when the focus lies on other activities.
Enjoying the food, embracing the lifestyle
It’s a package deal! Take your time to savour the delicious traditional food… just as the islanders would do. After all, Krk specialties are even better when enjoyed in a beautiful setting with your favourite people.