Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gastronomy Near Šibenik

Croatia Online Torcida Spit

Donje Polje, near Vrpolje lies on the back road from Šibenik to Trogir and this main road reveals a number of excellent restaurants as you get near to Šibenik. Arguably the best of the lot, and always packed with locals is Torčida. The speciality is meat roasted on the spit – suckling pig, lamb or turkey (hen is “tuka”, cock is “pivac” and they have different flavours) - but you can also get excellent “peka” and grilled meats. Half a kilogram of meat and a portion of roast potatoes is probably more than enough for two but you’re likely to be able to find room for seconds.  Make sure you also order plenty of delicious roast potatoes (pečeni krumpir) and the excellent and very mellow house red wine. The health conscious might want to trim off some of the fat though it was delightfully crispy when we ordered the lamb. If you’ve room for the pancakes, Tiramisu or cakes afterwards, so much the better. The vast terrace overlooks rolling fields and on a winter’s day it’s also very cosy in the equally huge interior. All very good value with plenty of ambience and easy parking but it’s not for those in a hurry.

Torcida is open 8am to midnight daily  all year round and you’ll find contact details and a map on the website.


Anonymous Kristijan said...

Picture of roasting reminds me of childhood, dide and didovine in Zagora, also, all trips from Zagreb to the Adriatic coast and every restaurant on the side of the road was this picture, warm and delicious... And, table being set in Jelsa... If I remember right, the year was 2001 and we took the boat day trip to Jelsa on Hvar and on the back with a stop on Brac, Bol, before returning to Brela. Got some photos posted from that trip but, first thing we did was, sat down at the first restaurant and ordered pršut and red wine :) before exploring narrow streets of Jelsa and purchasing some local olive oil. Great blog, will visit often!

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Blogger Jane Cody said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Kristijan. You may have found it already but there is a posting on a great restaurant in Jelsa - Fortica - one of my favourites.

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