Updated: 19. January 2021.
Zagreb City & Cooking Class Tour helps you to discover Zagreb from outside – sightseeing, and inside – during culinary journey with a Chef. Usually, city tours provide only one part of destination mosaic (culture, history, architecture, art…).
Second part – Gastronomy, often stays sidelined. It’s a pity, food is a great storyteller, too. About people, tradition, way of life etc. Zagreb Cooking Class Tour is – a game changer!
Croatian cuisine is influenced a lot by Central Europe (e. g. Austria, Hungary). At the same time, Italian cooking art left ‘food print’, too. This is the secret of Croatian gastronomy – blend of different cuisines. With just spoon and fork you can taste best of two regions – Central Europe and Mediterranean.
After meet up @10am we will visit Dolac farmers’ market. Next, we’ll do Zagreb city walking tour, visiting most important landmarks of Zagreb (Cathedral, Stone Gate, St.Mark’s church, Lotrščak cannon tower). Witnessing cannon fire at noon, first part of the tour is done. You’re free until 5pm.
At 5pm taxi will pick you up in front of your hotel and drive to Chef’s comfy home. There, he will introduce you to Croatian cooking art (hands-on). Best comes at the end – ‘slow food’ dinner paired with top quality indigenous Croatian wines. After dinner, taxi will take you back to your hotel. Yeah!
Watch YouTube video about Zagreb downtown area…
Zagreb City & Cooking Class Tour has 2 parts: 1- Guided Walking Tour | 2- Cooking Class
First, we do morning guided walking tour and visit Dolac farmers’ market. There we explore local seasonal produce and see why ‘Dolac’ farmer’s market is so important in everyday city life. In the evening you’ll be immersed in Croatian food and wine during cooking class.
Zagreb Cooking Class has only 1 fixed element in decision ‘what to cook?’ – fresh ingredients! As eating habits in Croatia are based on seasonal produce, meat and sea food, so will cooking class menu follow this simple rule – cook what you can find at farmers’ market that day!
In order to stay local – Croatian cuisine – you will cook (hands-on) 3-course meal, based on what we find fresh at the market, from following regions in Croatia:
Included: guided city walking tour (~ 2 hours), cooking class (hands-on), cooking ingredients, ‘slow food’ 3-course dinner, Croatian wine, welcome schnapps, transportation (taxi)
Note: if you opt in for menu no.3 (Dalmatian cuisine – seafood), there’s surcharge of 20 € per person. In Croatia, top quality fresh fish is very expensive, so we must charge this extra ingredient cost
Duration: sightseeing ~2 hrs | cooking class & dinner ~4 hrs | total ~6 hours
Payment: online by credit card or pay in cash
Starting time – sightseeing: 10:00am / it can be re-scheduled!
Starting time – cooking clas: 5:00pm
Meet-up location: in front of Tourist Info Center (address: Trg bana Jelacica 11)