30 Jun 2014

Luxury dining on the Adriatic Coast!

Konoba in Northern Region of Kvarner
Luxury Dining is a major part of any super yacht charter experience.  While any super yacht will have a professional chef on board, sailing in a new destination would not be as great an experience without hopping from island to island, from anchorage to anchorage and sampling local food, served in privately owned and managed restaurants, most of which have their own moorings, gardens where home-made food is grown and fabulous dishes served only there and its most original form.
Fish market in Croatia

Menue's are written in a number of languages

Selection of fresh fish is displayed in good restaurants
Croatia as one of the most popular luxury yacht charter cruise destinations has made its reputation grow not just by the beauty of its Adriatic coastline or the fact it has over 1000 islands and reefs, but in large part mostly due to the existence of these amazing privately run konoba's and luxury, stylish restaurants which dot the bays around Dalmatia, the most popular luxury yacht charter location in the Adriatic.

Most such restaurants can be found on the obligatory route between Split or Trogir and Dubrovnik.  Islands of Hvar, Brac, Solta, Korcula, Vis and Elafiti or even Lastovo and Mljet are full of amazing little places, most of which open only during the high season.  This is in particular the case within the Kornati Archipelago where number of visitors drops considerably during the winter months, given that no local population exists as vast majority of islands are uninhabited.  On larger islands such as Hvar and Korcula or Vis, the restaurants tend to be open throughout the year.

These are also likely to be larger establishments with owners and their families actually living off trade and spending all of the year around. They will not only buy locally produced ingredients as owners of restaurants in Kornati or Kvarner region will do.  For most part they will catch their own fish in the morning, tend their own gardens in the afternoon and serve their own produced and made dishes in the evening.  In some cases, our clients have actually gone into their gardens and picked the vegetables themselves or have gone fishing with the owners the same morning. In some cases, it is also possible to join the chef in the kitchen and help prepare the meals or indeed learn how to prepare a local specialty.  One super yacht owner has in fact made his chef spend the whole week in a local establishment in Dalmatia so he can learn how to make his favourite local dishes and prepare them while he will be cruising in the Caribbean or Indian ocean in the years to come.
Super Yacht waiting in Rijeka city, opposite lovely fish restaurant

This all makes it a genuine adventure, a true luxury yacht charter experience we are all keen to explore and learn at least once in a lifetime.  So if you are after a gourmet super yacht charter in Croatia or elsewhere, you should speak to yacht charter specialists at SuperSailYachts.com and ask them to prepare your own tour of Croatia or indeed any other luxury crewed yacht charter destination so that you can experience not only the ultimate sailing holiday with your family, but also the best of local culture and food preparation.