Gastronomy Near Šibenik
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.