Split-Dalmatia County Welcomes Visitors from 10 Countries for Culinary Heritage Tour

Daniela Rogulj

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Split-Dalmatia County, the one county in Croatia that can boast the best postseason this year, is also the only in Croatia who can boast a membership in Culinary Heritage Europe.

This is the European Network of Regional Culinary Heritage of 46 Regions and 1,337 members wearing the recognizable label of ‘Culinary Heritage Europe’ as a guarantee of top quality and native products. The main goal of the network is to develop the regions through the revival of culinary heritage, the production of native traditional products and their inclusion in the local hospitality and tourism offer, with special emphasis on the offer in rural households, and a joint presentation which ultimately results in increased competitiveness and stronger recognition on the international market, reports Dalmacija Danas on October 29,2018. 

The Culinary Heritage Tour was presented after the best of Split-Dalmatia County was presented to the European Parliament 

“The ‘Culinary Heritage’ of Split-Dalmatia County gathered 40 restaurants, producers, breeders and sellers of traditional and local products, which were recently presented to the European Parliament for the first time. After a successful presentation in Brussels, the Public Institution RERA, headed by Ivanka Luetić Boban, presented a new tourist product ‘Culinary Heritage Tour’.”

Split-Dalmatia County welcomed 70 people from 10 European countries 

From October 15 to 18 in Split-Dalmatia County, about 70 culinary heritage representatives from ten European countries slept, ate, drank and participated in workshops exclusively in places bearing the ‘culinary heritage of Split-Dalmatia County’. It was difficult to choose the locations for visitors to see in three days, but we managed to do it,” said Luetić Boban.

Luetić Boban then explained how visitors had the opportunity to taste the best of the tourist offer in Split-Dalmatia County

“We went to Split, Trogir, Brač, then Imotski, Vrgorac… I just started reading the impressions of our guests and they are wonderful, they are all delighted. They brought a wonderful picture of our country back to theirs, as it should be. I always say that our caterers, small producers, and sellers are our best tourist ambassadors,” adds Luetić Boban.



She continued by saying that the entire ‘Culinary Heritage Tour’ project went successfully, though it lacked the support of leading people in tourism and politics. 

“Such projects should be nurtured and are much more important than some other stars that our politicians and people in tourism pay close attention to. I must say that no one came to greet this group except Petroslav Sapunar who came to Brač. We have created a new tourist product that has a great impact on agriculture, tourism, the entire economy, and on the demographic image of Croatia, as it gives people the opportunity to remain in their country and work and I think it is a valuable project to support and nurture,” concluded Luetić Boban.


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