Fancy a Christmas that tantalizes the taste buds, and soothes the soul?
December 19, 2021
Travelling to Zadar this Christmas, what to expect?
Travelling to Zadar region for the Christmas period, expect to found a bountiful of joy and great food. Luxury is not only about exclusivity, but authenticity, and Zadar is one great place to find authenticity.
Get ready for Christmas Eve in Zadar.
The climate is great. Last Christmas, at O’live Residence it was a dry warm day of 15 degrees Celsius. Whilst the northern part of Croatia may experience the European cold, Zadar has the luxury of having the Mediterranean climate.
A traditional Zadar Christmas begins with Christmas Eve. On the menu is fish, in particular dry cod, called ‘Bakalar’, prepared in stew form with potatoes, homemade olive oil and seasoning. It’s extremely delicious. As for desert, you will be served with freshly made Dalmatian fritters, known as ‘Fritule’.
The journey of Christmas lunch in Zadar.
On the traditional family table, lunch would comprise of an entree, serving local cheese, homemade prosciutto, local olives, and fresh salad with local olive oil. In Dalmatia, main course of often a roasted turkey and it is not uncommon in Zadar to also serve lamb or veal as a main.
Deserts in Dalmatia usually comes in the form of a coffee and local cakes. Zadar is famous for its ‘Kroštula’. A crispy dry dough bread. A must to try.
It is tradition, and imperative, after taking your taste buds through the wonderful journey of Croatian culinary, one must rest! An afternoon nap is mandatory. We always suggest to take your nap in the most comfortable bed in the world, at O’live Residence.
For the young at heart.
Spend the evening relaxing, or keep the Christmas cheer going, a short trip into the Christmas markets of Bibinje or Zadar. Boundless Christmas lights convey joy and warmth to the Zadar & Bibinje Christmas markets. Mulled wine is available in hectoliters, keep the warmth and happiness of Christmas vibrant throughout the mild Dalmatian winter.
Why not be charmed by a Croatian Christmas? Feel free to drop us a line.