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Traditional gastronomy and heritage festival 'Župski pjat'

Traditional gastronomy and heritage festival 'Župski pjat' from April 25th to 28th

The inaugural festival of traditional gastronomy, 'Župski pjat', will start at the very end of this April. In this initial year, its aim is to bring back somewhat forgotten recipes, while also engaging the public, whether locals or visitors of this beautiful area, in the existence and active preparation and tasting of traditional gastronomy from Župa dubrovačka. 

The gastronomic core of the Festival - festival menus created as the very ode to the tradition - are accompanied by a rich additional programme, focused on tradition.

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Festival begins on April 25th and lasts until Sunday, April 28th, bringing together all enthusiasts of heritage and tradition over four days.

It is particularly interesting for both locals and visitors of Župa dubrovačka to try authentic, even forgotten recipes. Alongside the festival's gastronomic program, there are plenty of accompanying activities.

Menues: Taste the tradition 

Specially designed festival menus for the first Župski pjat Festival, from April 25th to 28th, will be offered by:

One Suite Hotel (Pista&Pazza), Sheraton Riviera Dubrovnik (Restaurant Leut), Hotel Mlini (Oleander Bistro), Restaurant Flamingo, Ruzmarin Gastro & Bar, Bistro Pizzeria Kapo, Konoba Forno, Konoba Popret, Restaurant Portun, and Steak House Župaho.

Schedule of workshops, lectures, and other accompanying programs

April 25th (Thursday) 

'Župski pjat' opens with a visit to the Vardia vineyard on Thursday, April 25th, starting at 4 p.m. Host Ivica Vlašić will talk about wine, but also about olives, the most beautiful sunsets, and the history under Malaštica, the ancient Mons Vardia. The vineyard visit requires a fee, with a maximum of 15 participants, and the price is 30 EUR (15 EUR for children). Reservations&Info:  +38598512960  / info@vardia.hr. ;

Following this is the program 'Carob, Cubed', a workshop and lecture by one of our leading nutritionists, Mirna Sentić (Mirna Nutrigurman). 'Carob, Cubed' will be held at Ruzmarin Gastro & Bar starting at 6 p.m. The maximum number of participants is 30, and admission is free. Info & Reservations @ Ruzmarin Gastro&Bar +385 20 / 484 941, +385 97 7707 102, finalmente.srebreno@gmail.com

April 25th (Friday)

The second day of the Festival also brings an exceptionally interesting program. The morning begins with a culinary workshop at the home of our Župa Australian, Mikki Kojaković. The workshop is limited to 15 participants, and the price is 30 EUR per person. It starts at 11 a.m. and lasts for 90 minutes. Info&Reservations: Info & Reservations: mikki@mikkiscroatiankitchean.com (Subject: zupski pjat). Reservation is necessary & payment is required by April 23, with details provided upon confirmation. 

In the evening, a short documentary about the tradition of Župa dubrovačka and its connection to the market will be screened at the Ruzmarin Gastro&Bar. The documentary follows the journey to Dubrovnik's placa, famous green market, the former way of life, work in heritage...

Starting at 7 p.m., Ivica Kipre, senior curator & museum manager of the Ethnographic Museum of Dubrovnik Museums, will give a lecture on the history of Župa dubrovačka at the Portun Restaurant. Admission is free.

April 27th (Saturday)

Andrea Vukoja will lead a children's art workshop on Saturday morning. Theme is the gastronomic tradition of Župa dubrovačka and the ingredients used in the local cuisine. The maximum number of participants is 15, and the age range for the workshop is from 7 to 10 years old. The art workshop takes place at One Suite Hotel and starts at 10 a.m. The price is 20 EUR per person. Info&Reservations: +38598344951/ Instagram: @zupski_pjat

At 10:30 a.m., the authentic cooking class begins at Konoba Forno. With a maximum of 10 participants, this modified cooking class will be a true journey through the gastronomic richness of Župa dubrovačka. The price is 40 EUR per person. Reservations& Info: +385 99 3484 441 / fornomlini@gmail.com. ;

The central event of the first 'Župski pjat' festival is undoubtedly the grand ethno fashion show at the Sheraton Hotel (congress hall) starting at 6 p.m. Through an expected one-hour program, KUD Marko Marojica will take us on a historical journey of folklore and tradition. Seize the opportunity and enjoy the immeasurable splendor of our tradition. Admission to the fashion show is free. 

KUD Marko Marojica continues its evening with a full-length performance accompanied by a tambourine ensemble at the Flamingo Restaurant. Entrance is free, but please make a reservation @ +385953815886 / info@flamingo.com.hr. ;

April 28th (Sunday)

Sunday is reserved for the soft closing of the Festival with 'authentic' Župa jazz at One Suite Hotel. The jazzy evening is is envisioned as the background for concluding the first ever traditional food festival in Župa dubrovačka.

Off- programme 

Be sure not to miss the exhibitions as part of the first 'Župski pjat'. Specifically, during all days of the Festival, a 'mini' collection of tools once used in kitchen et cetera will be exhibited at the Flamingo Restaurant. At the same time, throughout the Festival, posters of the Župa Carnival (Župski karnevo) - another exceptional tradition of Župa dubrovačka - will be exhibited at Bistro Pizzeria Kapo.

The program of the first Župski pjat Festival is supported by the Tourist Board of Župa dubrovačka Municipality, as well as numerous collaborators and volunteers.

Important notice: 

The programme is subject to change and weather conditions. Be sure to follow us on the Festival's social media for detailed information on programs and the surprises that follow!

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/zupski_pjat

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557465344118

Tourist board of Župa dubrovačka is available to guests as well as private owners and other interested throughout the year.

During the summer season office is open all day. The guests can use the info desk in the office, miscellaneous materials, brochures and maps.

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