Think of a foodie destination in Europe and Croatia may not spring immediately to mind. But perhaps it should.
Croatia is home to not only succulent fresh seafood but unique cheese, excellent wines and even gigantic truffles – in fact, the largest truffle ever found was discovered here in the Motovun Forest.
All these and more make Croatia not just a destination for sun, sea and island hopping, but for gourmet exploration to boot. I toured the country with Relais and Chateaux and found their restaurants offered the best local cuisine prepared by superb chefs. Book a stay at each of their properties for an unbeatable introduction to Croatian cuisine, driving from one to the next on the country’s most delicious road trip.
Check out my top five Croatian foodie experiences in my article for Rough Guides.