Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard will offer not only culinary tastes from one of the Old World’s rising stars, Croatia, but wines, olive oils and cheese from that country as well at their next Passport Adventure Series dinner, Feb. 1.
Offering a rare blend of glamor, history and old-fashioned authenticity, Croatia has been an increasingly sought-after destination. Here, beaches and sunshine vie for attention with cultural treasures, ancient architecture and time-tested folk traditions. This is a country in transition, lying between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, less than 25 miles from Italy’s northeastern border.
Part of its new-found attraction is the increasing appeal and recognition of its culinary arts. Its chief assets are locally sourced, quality ingredients from the land and sea, creatively prepared by celebrity chefs or cooked home-style in family-run taverns. The menu at Sandy Oaks’ taste of Croatia draws on that rich culinary history. Also, olive oils (particularly those of Istria) from the country are getting top awards. Wines of this country as well as gradually becoming available in San Antonio. If you haven’t experienced Croation food or wine, this is a great opportunity to do so.
Passport Friday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m., 125195 Mathis Road, Elmendorf. 210-621-0044
Make (required) reservations here.
Cheese, Olives, Olive Oil
Blitva s Krumpirom and Kulen
Swiss Chard with Potatoes, Olive Oil and Garlic with Cured Pork Sausage
Skampi na Buzara
Croatian Style Shrimp Scampi Seasoned with Vegetables
Istrian Maneštra with Pogac
(a Vegetable Stew with Bread)
Veal Stuffed with Ham and Cheese
Cream Cake with Puff Pastry