If you were wondering what the secret of Mediterranean cuisine is, a cuisine which is recommended as one of the healthiest in the world, we will tell you straight away that it lies in the simplicity of the ingredients and preparation, and the addition of medicinal herbs.

The distinctive flavours and aromas of Mediterranean cuisine don’t require long and complicated recipes. There is no need to cook for hours. All that is needed is a simplicity that reflects the benefits of the sea, air and soil. Typical local ingredients provide a perfect blend of nature and tradition.



The specialities which the chefs of Crikvenica will be happy to prepare for you are based on well-proven traditional recipes, but with a touch of innovation and creativity.

Here’s what you can taste only on the Crikvenica Riviera:

  • Crkveniške rupice
  • Salted anchovies Sveta Jelena style
  • Selački puhanci fritters
  • Frankopan Cake
  • and many other delicacies...

Every dish contains a secret ingredient, which makes it a real culinary treat.
If you’d like to learn more about the traditional dishes of the Crikvenica region, you can have a look at 'Our Grandmas’ Cookbook', which is a kind of culinary time machine that explains the role of the area’s culinary tradition in local heritage. It’s a journey back in time that recalls a homely atmosphere and the unforgettable aromas and tastes of authentic local cuisine.

With the help of ' Our Grandmas’ Cookbook', you too can create culinary delights in your own home.

Fish – a true culinary delight

Sampling dishes prepared with oily and white fish in a variety of imaginative ways is the perfect way to round off your stay on the Crikvenica Riviera. It’ll give you a culinary experience to remember!

Our skilled chefs combine seafood and fragrant spices with the addition of olive oil, a unique golden-yellow-green elixir, in delicious treats that linger on the taste buds for a long time.

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