Welcome to the Taste Croatia food and travel website!
We are excited to bring to the UK a small selection of the high quality, great tasting and nutritious food Croatia has to offer!
In December this year we will mark five years at London’s prestigious Borough Market; not only a food lover’s heaven, but also a world renowned market selling some of the best food from around the world, with proven quality and taste.
Over the last four years we have strived to educate Borough Market visitors about the gastronomy delights that Croatia has to offer. Not only is it one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, it is also one of Europe’s newest and most interesting food and wine destinations; Croatia’s wine has been winning top industry awards for the past few years, whilst the olive oil regularly scores top marks amongst tough competition from established olive oil producing countries like Italy and Spain. We are proud to say that our Oleum Viride range is now stocked by Fortnum & Mason in London. Istria has been heralded as ‘the new Tuscany’ with an array of superb fine dining and Michelin star restaurants offering fresh truffles and award winning wine. Blessed with amazing and varied climate Croatia has more than 1,200 islands, nestled in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and providing a paradise for sailing and adventure. The tranquil beaches are festooned with pine and hibiscus trees, while the villages and town are full of traditional Konoba restaurants, where you can enjoy the atmosphere and enjoy delicious, fresh food, often consisting of fish caught that afternoon or even early evening. The history of Croatia is varied and rich, and this is obvious in the stunning Venetian and Byzantium mix of architecture of its towns and villages. Croatia is definitely not just a beach destination, there are a total of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Croatia, including the stunning Plitvice National Park and the Stari Grad (on island of Hvar) Plain, set up by the ancient Greeks in the 4th century BC. Most recently Croatia has also seen a cultural shift as the coolest and hottest new destination for music festivals; 18 were held there this year.
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We now have an established base of regular customers in our shop at Borough Market; this customer base is growing week by week, as people recognise the quality and nutritional benefits of our superb products.
You can now order our products through the website, as well as book one of our renowned Food and Wine tours; a combination of beautiful scenery, amazing history, friendly people, learning how to prepare original local dishes and then sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labour with like-minded people, whilst sipping on one of the internationally awarded local wines! We are confident it will be a holiday you will never forget.
Listen and watch our Singing Chocolate Record!
Plays on your record turntable until you are hungry. Then you eat it!
Serve our nutty Pumpkin Seed oil on soups and salads.
Delicious as a marinade for lamb or beef on roasted vegetables.
Over Frittatas or houmous
Drizzled over vanilla ice cream!
Leccino olive oil – stocked by Fortnum and Mason in London, with a vanilla Panna Cotta
Delicious Buza - on monk fish or with risotto
Amazing Ascolana Tenera – with buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes.
Our dried and fresh fig preserves go extremely well with sheep cheese
The shop best seller - Fig Cake is divine with goats cheese, Parma ham and cantaloupe melon
Fig balls are amazing as a high energy healthy snack before the gym, at your desk at work or in the kids’ lunch box; rich in calcium, free of additives, preservatives and with no sugar. Very popular with marathon runners and sporty types!
Dried fig and orange preserve - a perfect match with fois gras or as a glaze for duck or pork dishes
Honey with white truffle – fantastic with strong blue cheese, pork chops or veal dishes, drizzled over asparagus and even on popcorn!
Fresh black truffle oil - on eggs Benedict or scrambled eggs!
The white (or black) truffle oil will enhance any pasta or risotto dish or make mashed potato or French fries extra special!
Black truffle and champignons spread is perfect as a pasta sauce or served with a fillet or sirloin steak!
Our exquisite black and white truffle cream cheese pate is amazing on a blinis with a slither of smoked salmon and a drizzle of Leccino olive oil to finish, making a delightful canapé for your all your dinner parties!
Serve our Fig vinegar as a salad dressing or over any fish dish
Our fruity and delightfully sweet balsamic vinegar is a fantastic salad dressing or it makes a great sauce with a deglazed meat pan of butter, red wine and redcurrant jelly!
Our olive oil with fresh lemon serves as an amazing dressing for a prawn and avocado salad or chicken dishes
The olive oil with fresh orange finishes off a goats cheese and Parma ham salad perfectly, and is fantastic or any duck dishes. An ideal accompaniment for your antipasti board are our black or green olive tapenade made with 80% fresh olives, almonds and /or pine nuts
Our 100% organic smoked Kulin can be served on an antipasti board, and is fantastic cooked with scallops or monk fish, as well as a chicken risotto
The organic salami is a fantastic pizza toping or as an ingredient to any pasta dish.
Julius Cesar's favourite olive oil was from Istria, a region in Croatia famous for some of the best olive oils in the world. The olive oil was reputed to be the best in the entire Roman Empire.
There is an olive tree on the Croatian Island of Brijuni which is said to be 1650 years old! And still today produces some of the finest olive oil in the world
Figs are named after the uninhabited island of 'Fig', located in the Croatian Adriatic Sea.
The largest white truffle in the world according to the Guinness book of records, was found in Istria by our supplier Giancarlo Zigante in 1999. It weighed 1.31 kg. A previous white truffle found in 2009 was auctioned at a truffle festival for $150,000.