The Chef Bob Cook Continental Croatia Food & Drink Tour

Zagreb, Croatia

Chef Richard Gruica
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Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
The Chef Bob Cook Continental Croatia Food & Drink Tour
Zagreb, Croatia

Chef Richard Gruica
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Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

  

The Chef Bob Cook Continental Croatia Food & Drink Tour

Lovingly Curated by Chef Richard Gruica and Captivating Croatia

Chef Richard Gruica and Captivating Croatia Tours cordially invite you to join us and our Chef-Host, the respected and much-loved Chef Bob Cook, partner and Chef at Edmunds Oast in Charleston, South Carolina to escape with us to exotic Croatia for a week-long, food-centric vacation of a lifetime. Come, experience the ultimate culinary adventure which will take place from Sunday, October 30th to Sunday, November 6th, 2022. Get ready to explore an area that most guests coming to Croatia overlook. While most people think of the sea, islands, and the Croatian coastline, we are heading inland to explore and visit Continental Croatia, brimming with history and lore, it is a land of legends, with its myths and secrets proudly passed down through the generations. Here the locals fiercely uphold their traditions, such as harvest festivals, traditional dress, and feature some of the most flavorful foods in all of Croatia. Let’s not forget the wines, the heartland offers a plethora of wine options that we will be enjoying daily. So, get ready to enjoy the very best food, drink, and sights alongside Chef Bob. Experience a holiday unlike any other in the style you deserve. Get ready to Eat-Drink-Explore!

Sunday, October 30th to Sunday, November 6th, 2022


Please note- We kindly ask that all guests on Chef Bob’s tour arrive in Zagreb no later than Saturday, Oct 29th as we have an early start on Sunday, October 30th. We will assist guests in all arrangements. 

What’s included

  • Chef Time
    The chance to eat, drink, explore, experience, interact and learn alongside Chef Bob personally throughout the trip.
  • 7 Night's Accommodation
    Luxury accommodation 4 stars or higher
  • All Excursions
    Including food, tastings & classes
  • Private Guide
    Your guide (Chef Richard Gruica) is Croatian-American and also a chef!
  • Transportation
  • VIP Access Gypsy Table
    VIP Access to The Gypsy Table event
  • Airfare
    Airfare is not included.
  • Travel Insurance
    This is very STRONGLY recommended.
  • Extra Food/Drink
    Any other food/drink not provided on the tour.
  • Extra Tips/Gratuities
    Any extra you wish to tip on your own.

Available options

Single Supplement4 left
$800

Itinerary

Day 1
What is Old is New Again

Day 1-Sunday, October 30th 


What is Old is New Again


Welcome to the start of the Chef Bob Continental Croatia Food and Drink Tour. Our trip will begin from the Hotel Academia in Zagreb, a 4-star hotel, located just steps away from Zagreb’s most famous street full of cafes and restaurants. Our luxury transportation will pick the group up and head to Kutjevo, a charming town in Eastern Croatia located in the Slavonia region, which is most known for its long and storied history of wine production, dating back hundreds of years.

We are starting the tour with a bang as we will be visiting the Krauthaker Winery, one of Croatia’s most award-winning and respected wineries https://www.krauthaker.hr/ for a tour/tasting and lunch. This is a truly special treat as they will be preparing some local specialties to be paired with their wines. 

Afterward, we will head to Kutjevo Castle https://www.tzkutjevo.hr/sight-details/dvorac-kutjevo/ , built-in 1232 on the site of a Cistercian abbey, which will be our home for the next two nights. In 2015, the castle was renovated and the interior of the castle was upgraded to include luxurious rooms, a wellness center, a restaurant, and more. Also, the exterior has been decorated with a beautiful garden full of flowers, greenery, and breathtaking trees. Feel free to enjoy our lovely surroundings before meeting for a short stroll to our next stop, the Galic Winery https://galic-vina.hr/ where we will tour one of Croatia’s most state-of-the-art wineries and we will enjoy a private winery tasting/tour finishing off with our welcome dinner. 

Overnight Stay-Kutjevo Castle

Your Organizer


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Chef Richard Gruica
From an early age, Chef Richard Gruica saw how food and drink could unite people, regardless of their backgrounds, making everyone happy. With his passion for gastronomy, he decided to create the most incredible of edible journeys. Through extensive research, he presents some of the finest examples of tradition, craft and small producers from across the globe to the guests of his tours. More significantly, guests get to meet and enjoy the people that have a true passion for what they do. Forget ordinary, experience extraordinary!