Lopar inhabitants are very proud of their diverse vegetables cultivated ecologically in their own gardens. Many restaurants and taverns throughout Lopar have included domestically grown up potatoes or kumpiri and tomatoes or pumidori in their menus. Taste them if you have an opportunity, because their taste is recognisable due to the top quality, traditional cultivation and favourable soil of the Lopar Field. In addition to potatoes and tomatoes, you can order domestic lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, onion, garlic and other types of flavoury, healthy and rich vegetables from our Mediterranean region.
We put the gastronomic focus on the traditionally cultivated healthy food from the region and our offer is full of fish specialties as well as various shellfish meals prepared in a traditional manner. Some of traditional fish meals that used to be on the daily menus of our elderly Lopar inhabitants which are nowadays carefully prepared in our restaurants are codfish with potatoes, octopus, cuttlefish stew with macaroni, octopus salad, salted fish and octopus stew with polenta or cornmeal boiled in water. The gastronomic offer has been recently enriched with savoury stewed mussels and shrimps.
In addition to traditional meals, you will also find a range of international meals such as various pizzas, pasta, meat and vegetarian portions, as well as gluten free diets. Croatian chefs have been enriching menus with domestic meals made of seasonal regional ingredients and therefore the best solution is to ask you waiter for an advice and to taste something new. We promise that you will not regret!
When it comes to a dessert, it is well worth tasting the Island domestic pastry such as fritula and hroštula prepared from the recipes of our grannies. If you are looking for some healthier sweets, do not miss dried figs. Recently cropped mature fruits are put on a mesh placed in a sunny and airy place, where they are kept for 6 day and turned every second day. When the fig is completely dried it is immersed in boiling sea water. You are really going to love them!
Rab inhabitants are especially proud of their well-known Rab Cake made of almonds that was prepared for the first time in 1177 when, according to the legend, the Pope Aleksandar III, escorted with ten galleys, decided to find a shelter here to avoid a shipwreck caused by a storm. A curious fact about the Rab Cake is that the original recipe is safeguarded by Benedictine nuns in St Andrew Monastery written in the original calligraphy glowing in its pure beauty.
It is always recommended to pair all those culinary delights with a glass of good wine or a shot of domestic schnapps! Enjoy your meal!
Lopar offers daily half-day boat trips with a glass bottom in the waters of Lopar and Goli Otok and Grgur.
Special features of Lopar
Rich culture and history
An oasis of natural beauty