Tanja’s Creative Cuisine
Join your host Tanja, a passionate foodie and a food blogger, on this finger-licking journey through Dalmatian cuisine.
- Location: Split
- Food theme: Modern Twist on Classics
- Duration: Half day
- Period: All year round
- Children friendly: Yes
- Max number of guests: 8
- INCLUDES: Visit to Market, Cooking Class, Lunch with Wine
Originally from Karlovac, in the north of Croatia, Tanja moved down to the coast for her studies but ended up founding a family by the sea. Today she unites her north and her south in the kitchen, bringing diverse sides of the Croatian cuisine to a unique simmer. In addition to being a skilled amateur chef, Tanja is also an avid traveler, so her creations are often creative remakes of the traditional evergreens. Finally, Tanja is also a passionate food blogger, so well-versed in presenting food that you will not only be able to recreate these dishes at home but will also be able to hold the main word at the table with stories about them.
Stroll around Split’s markets
Your Split cooking class starts in the very heart of the town– at the fish and green markets. Locals come there for their daily dose of nourishment and nurturing, so these meadows of colorful stalls truly pulse to the city’s beat. With Tanja having sourced ingredients for your menu earlier, you will be able to take your time observing both the food and the people. You’ll see what’s in season, what’s local and with Tanja by your side, you’ll have a chance to chat with sellers.
A bite of the famous Croatian cheeses
On your way to Tanja’s apartment, you’ll also make a stop at Gligora cheese shop, the palace of one of Croatia’s most famous delicacies, Pag island sheep cheese.
Prepare Croatian specialties from the scratch
It’s now time to start peeling, chopping, stirring and cooking. You’ll prepare a lunch of three courses, which may include meat, fish or delish veggies– as you please, but can count on the menu being genuinely Croatian. Tanja likes to add a bit of a twist to the traditional, so think stuffed squids, prosciutto in red wine, risottos of all aromas and colors. You might even get a chance to try your hand at one of her all-time favorite desserts, the pasta cake from Ston. With chocolate, almonds, walnuts, a dash of lemon and sprinkle of cinnamon, it will show you a face of pasta you never dreamed of!
Experience local living in Split first-hand
As you delve into the fruits of your labor, enjoy Tanja’s stories about local living, and toast to your new skills with a glass of local wine!
- Not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
- Private tours only. Guests outside your group cannot join the class.
- Images on this page are illustrative and the actual offer at the venue might differ.
- Not all dietary preferences may be accommodated.
We'll Tell You a Secret!
Tanja's husband is the great local architect Neno Kezic, well-known for numerous projects around the region. One of them is Hotel Ambassador on Split waterfront, just refurbished!