Cooking class in Trsteno

Dubrovnik area classic

The small village of Trsteno sits some 30-minutes driving from Dubrovnik and is known for the oldest Arboretum in this part of the world. The mesmerizing botanical garden of the same name - Trsteno, holds a representative piece of the Dubrovnik summer residence architecture and is a vivid account of the artistry that Dubrovnik’s nobility enjoyed life with. Like an oasis, Trsteno will make you feel calm and peaceful, as if you had all the time in the world to sense, immerse and taste.

At the end of your stroll through the Arboretum, you will reach your host Katja’s home. Her incredibly friendly smile will immediately make you feel welcome and completely at home here. Katja's house is a typical Southern Dalmatian environment, with lots of stone, a beautiful terrace and a lively garden where you will pick veggies for your feast. Should you choose fish over meat or the classic peka menu, Katja’s father, who is a fisherman himself, hence well connected in the local fishing community, will select a nice fresh piece for you, so you can also learn how to handle, clean and prepare the catch of the day in a truly local way. As no true traditional lunch around here comes with processed bread, you will help make the dough, knead it and then wait longingly until the iron dome lid, called peka, does its magic, just like our ancestors used to do every day.

At Katja’s, your experience will burst of joy from simple, everyday pleasures of living on the Dalmatian coast, down to picking, preparing and cooking everything you are about to eat. Beware - working for your lunch never felt so good!


Food theme: Classic home cooking

Tour style: Hands on cooking class

Time: 09 - 14:00

Period: May to October

Difficulty: Easy

Children friendly: Yes

What to bring: Camera, comfortable walking shoes

Location: Trsteno, Dubrovnik region


Round trip transfer, hands on cooking class, meal with wine, aperitif, walk through the Arboretum

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