Cooking with Tatjana

Learn the secrets of Dalmatian cuisine!

Where better to discover the secrets of the Dalmatian cuisine than with one of the most creative, charismatic and charming chefs in the region? One of our most popular experiences, cooking alongside Tatjana Ciciliani in her 13th century palace home in Trogir reveals the art of loving food from end to end. From the market to the plate, your host Tatjana will lead the way, sharing with you her passion for both the local traditions and the contemporary style of food preparation. Her charm and wit rival her exquisite talents in the kitchen so get ready for an upbeat day of heartfelt cooking with one of Croatia’s top chefs.

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Duration:   half day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Split and Trogir

Available all year round

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Food preparation process
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Fun in the kitchen with chef Tatjana
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Tatjana Ciciliani, unique and original home chef
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Fresh local ingrediens
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Food for your senses
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Beautiful historical city
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Trogir Kamerlengo
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Trogir is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage
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Historical core of Trogir

Tour description


Your hostess Tatjana will bring the philosophy of food and the essence of Dalmatia to life as she takes you on a journey of discovery and indulgence of your senses. Everything in Tatjana's kitchen is made with love and her infectious enthusiasm for her craft will rub off on you for sure! Expect much more than a cooking class, today is about learning how life is lived in a historic town.

Your culinary tour starts with sourcing the ingredients as the freshness is key to the Dalmatian table. No sterilized supermarket products can be found here and the seasonal availability of nature's gifts determines what you’ll enjoy on your plate. Join Tatjana at the farmer's market, fish market and local butcher's shop (depending on your preference) to purchase the core ingredients of your meal straight from the source. Fully in her element, Tatjana will teach you how to see, smell and choose the freshest produce as the vibrant life of an outdoor market happens around you.

The cooking class is a hands-on introduction to every stage of the Dalmatian food preparation process, ranging from making homemade pasta, cleaning fish, preparing traditional Dalmatian entrees, side dishes sauces and marinades. Preparation in the local style, with local ingredients, in the company of locals! By the time you have finished your lunch you will feel like a true Dalmatian!

If you wish to spend more time with Tatjana, it is possible to book a homestay for up to 2 guests in her 13th century town palace home.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes hands-on cooking experience, market visit, shopping and lunch with wine.
  • Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Afternoon classes are available but excluding the market visit.
  • Secret Dalmatia's Cooking with Tatjana is one of our most requested programs, hence we advise that you book early so to avoid disappointment.
  • OPTIONAL: Collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation by our professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van can be organized. Available at additional cost.

Meet Tatjana

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Tatjana Ciciliani is one of the most unique and original home chefs in the region! Many have witnessed and tasted her creative cooking, Bernie Ecclestone and Caroline of Monaco, to name just a few. But Tatjana shares her knowledge and charm with everyone attending her cooking class or just stumbling into her 13th century town palace courtyard in UNESCO-listed Trogir historic center. A well-known and welcomed face in the markets of Trogir, Tatjana was chosen as the face of Croatian cooking in the 2014 April's issue of Saveur magazine and was also featured in the Bizarre Foods episode on Croatia.

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11:09 AM


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Cooking with Tatjana

Cooking with Tatjana

Learn the secrets of Dalmatian cuisine!