The success of Anthony Bourdain's 'No Reservations' discovery of Croatian cuisine on American television has led to an explosion of interest in the food of the region, and where better to discover how to prepare it than in the company and kitchen of one of the country's leading chefs!
Regarded by many as the finest restaurant in the region, Pelegrini in Sibenik, which overlooks the unique UNESCO-protected stone church of St James, there can be few better introductions to the Dalmatian cuisine, but if you join us on our exclusive Secret Dalmatia Private Cooking Class in Pelegrini, your introduction will be all the more impressive - a cooking class with owner and chef Rudi Stefan himself!
Fresh local produce and seasonal availability are key to quality Dalmatian food, and your tour starts with a visit to the traditional Sibenik green market, where Rudi will show you how to select the very best of the day, before heading back to the Renaissance palace of the infamous Pelegrini to begin the lesson. Sample dishes, depending on season and your preference, are veal shanks in a sherry juice with roasted vegetables, anglerfish served with almond sauce, ricotta and zucchini biscuits, or sea bass filets with honey-roasted Dalmatian truffles and goat cheese sauce.
After an intriguing morning of discovery in Rudi's kitchen, it is time to sample the fruits of your labor, and lunch is served in the restaurant, accompanied by great conversation and local wines, some of which are the most famous in Croatia and exported as far away as California.
*Suggestions: The cooking class can be combined with a private tour of the Krka Waterfalls National Park! And if you are not keen on cooking, but are keen on visiting konoba Pelegrini, try our Secret Dalmatia exclusive wine pairing menu expereince there.