At Hotel Lemongarden – as on the entire island of Brač – great importance is placed on food not just as a form of enjoyment but also as an expression of culture. If you know Croatia, you know the quality of its cuisine. Short cooking times and gently prepared vegetables as well as wild herbs make it light and delicious. Fish dishes and seafood play a significant role as does grilled or cooked meat. This typical Mediterranean cuisine is exclusively prepared with fresh ingredients.
Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner - at Hotel Lemongarden, primarily regional and seasonal food is prepared and served. The various herbs come from our own garden and fruit and vegetables from our organic farm. Fish and seafood come fresh daily directly from the fishermen. We get lamb, veal, and beef from select, regional farmers. Our head chef is an absolute virtuoso of Mediterranean cuisine. Freshness and the origin of the products are matters close to the internationally awarded chef’s heart for the sake of quality and sustainability. And this is something you can taste. His cuisine embodies unrivalled, natural sophistication.
If you would like to eat in the hotel restaurant and are in the mood for a taste of local color, we have some top tips for you. It is remarkable how diverse and delicious Croatian cuisine is.
Olive oil tasting – Portus Olivae
app. 1.5 hours | 240 HKR per person
Availability: all year - expecially recommended for bad-weather days
Guest limit: minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people
If you want to experience the true Brač olive oil by sitting at a table surrounded by olive oil makers in their home konoba, learning about history and traditions, this tour is perfect for you.
Sitting in a very private and small setting of the producer’s konoba, you will get the chance to taste various different oils, some made by traditional process and others made by modern techniques, while enjoying homemade specialties based on olives. Enjoy the day, relax at the table and talk directly to the producers, which are happy to share stories about their passion and families’ tradition of oil production with you.
Touch Brač Gourmet Tour
app. 4 hours | 280 HRK per person
Availability: all year - especially recommended for bad-weather days
If there are three things that define the history and culture of Brač, this must most certainly be stone, olives and wine. From ancient times these three elements shaped the way of life on the island. This is a successful story of creating beauty from a harsh and scarce environment. During TOUCH BRAČ gourmet tour you will get the chance to taste various sorts of olive oil, local specialties, such as the traditional Brač cake hrapoćuša and visit one of the most prominent stone galleries in the country.
Charming authentic villages and off the beaten path routes combined with delicious foods are sure to leave strong impression of the proud island Brač.