In researching where to find local and authentic cuisine in Dubrovnik, I came across ‘Eat With Locals’ through Dubrovnik Food Tours.

Marija, Zlatko and his daughter welcomed us into their home on a particularly warm summer evening in August. This was exactly what we had hoped for and it was such a pleasure to not only enjoy all of the local delicacies they had prepared for us, but to also get an insider’s perspective on Dubrovnik. Overly touristy locations abound among the beauty of Dubrovnik and Marija’s passion for authenticity, quality and hospitality made this a highlight of our trip.

Our evening began with a selection of homemade liquor and fresh fruit from their garden. Zlatko tended to the wood-burning fire in cooking the veal cooked under the iron dome or ‘Peka’. We continued with great conversation over a platter of local cheeses, an incredible ‘Prsut’ or Prosciutto and more specialties. The Veal Peka did not disappoint, incredibly moist and flavorful it was home cooking at it’s finest. Make sure you save room for the Paradizot a wonderful dessert of egg whites, cream and biscuits. 

Overall if you are looking for an experience that’s off the beaten path, full of character and with some local flair, I’d highly recommend booking at place at Marija’s. 

MichaelRi25

New York City, New York

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