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Trogir Cooking Experience

Ultimate cooking class in Split region!

Where better to discover the secrets of Dalmatian cuisine than with one of the most creative, charismatic and charming chefs in the region, cooking within the walls of her 13th century palace home? Join us on the Secret Dalmatia Exclusive Cooking Class in Trogir, a UNESCO-protected islet town close to Split, to learn more about the art of food Dalmatian-style. Your host, Tatjana, is possibly one of the most charming people you will ever meet and very likely a future friend! Tatjana and her cooking are definitely a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all culinary enthusiasts and this is by far the best cooking class in all of Croatia and a unique chance to see and experience the inside of a true Dalmatian home.
Your hostess Tatjana will bring the food, 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. Much more than a simple cooking class, this is about learning how to live like a local in a historic town, whose impressive history has contributed to the way food is produced today. The food in Tatjana's kitchen is made with love, from the freshest local ingredients, and her infectious enthusiasm of her craft will rub off on you for sure!
Your culinary tour starts with sourcing the ingredients, as the freshness of available ingredients is key to the Dalmatian way. No sterilized supermarket produce here, and the seasonal availability of nature's gifts determine what will be on the dinner plate that evening. Join Tatjana at the local farmer's market, fish market and local butcher's (depending on your preference) to purchase the core ingredients of your meal at source but also witness one of the core activities of everyday living here and see Tatjana in her natural surroundings as you learn how to see, smell and touch freshness in produce.
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 way, with local ingredients, in the company of locals. You will feel like a true Dalmatian by the time you have finished your lunch!


Hands on cooking expereince, market visit and shopping. Lunch with wine.

Quick facts

Available year round
9:00 start in Trogir for market walk and shopping
Afternoon classes available but no market visit included


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Meet Tatjana

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.

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