nedjelja, 23. travnja 2017.

˝Quiet, please!˝ – Film and Dubrovnik are in Love...














The film event ˝Quiet, please!˝ will take place from 24 – 30 April 2017 with the theme ˝Film and the City Since 1919˝. Within this theme, the focus of the second consecutive multimedia festival will be on the period of Yugoslav film, which was very important for Dubrovnik as a filming location. There will be film screenings in the Lazaretto cinema cafe, the Croatian premiere of the Bollywood film spectacle Fan, which was also shot on location in Dubrovnik, will take place, as well as good film music, workshops, programs for children, and a panel discussion on film tourism with distinguished guests from Croatia and abroad.

The program of this year's festival will feature some of the films from the period of Yugoslav cinematography and the well known Croatian film critic, professor of history and current acting Director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre Daniel Rafaelić, will hold a lecture on the slightly different Yugoslav cinematography.

˝Quiet, please!˝ will address the subject of the film tourism in a panel discussion that will be attended by eminent domestic and foreign experts, such as the already mentioned Daniel Rafaelić, as well as special guest, the President of the Spanish Film Commission Carlos Rosado, from whom we will hear about the experience of Spain as a film destination. The other participants will be a representative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and a representative of the local tourist agencies.

We continue with screenings of films shot in Dubrovnik with Croatian and English subtitles, including the national premiere of the Indian action hit Fan, which was filmed in Dubrovnik in 2015, and for the first time in nearly 80 years, the documentary film Dubrovnik from 1939, which was considered lost until a few years ago. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the presentation of restored vinyl with the also recently recovered soundtrack of one of the most famous Yugoslav science fiction films Gosti iz Galaksije (Guests from the Galaxy), accompanied by a screening of this same film that was shot in Dubrovnik in 1981. The program will also offer a free film tour through the city accompanied by a licensed guide, a children's race, a film quiz, playing of film music, workshops for children, and another building in the Lazaretto will be specially transformed according the needs of the festival into a cinema cafe where guests will be able to meet local and foreign cinephiles and to experience a touch of cinematic Dubrovnik.

The project ˝Quiet, please!˝ is supported by the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, in partnership with Cinematographers Dubrovnik. For more details about the program follow the Facebook page Tišina Molim.

petak, 21. travnja 2017.

DUBROVNIK FESTIWINE STARTED

The winners of Blind Date

















On Wednesday, April 19th in Mali Ston, around fifty members of the jury, sponsors and partners of the Festival tasted 23 wines in restaurant Vila Koruna. The team, led by the repubtable sommelier Mira Šemić, decided that Cetinka Bačić pairs best with the famous Mali Ston oyster! “Blind date” - selecting white, rose and sparkling wines that best pairs with Mali Ston oysters is the part of the regional festival Dubrovnik FestiWine.
In category of sparkling wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Tris Extra Brut OPG Radovanović.
In category of rose wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Rose Volarević
In category of malvasia wine, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Tezoro Crvik 2016
In category of posip wines, with Mali Ston oysters best pairs Intrada Krajancic 2016
The absolute winner and the wine that best pairs with Mali Ston oysters is Cetinka Bačić from the island of Korčula.


petak, 14. travnja 2017.

Welcome to the 4th Wine Festival 'Dubrovnik FestiWine'



















During the 4th edition of „Dubrovnik Festiwine“ festival  from 17 -23 April, there are many  interesting events promoting the wine culture, such as presentations, workshops, meetings of winemakers and wine professionals, the wine judging called 'Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy', selection of the best wine to be paired with Ston oysters, and the gala dinner, the proceeds of which will go to scholarships for young culinary talents. Finally, do not miss the central event of the festival — the Wine Exhibition, which is going be held in historic Dubrovnik “Lazareti” on 21 and 22 April 2017.

All of you who love and appreciate wine, whether by growing and producing it, caring for it, studying it or teaching about it, all of you who expertly pair it with fine food, serve it and present it, and all of you who only enjoy it, with all your heart and your senses, welcome to DUBROVNIK FESTIWINE! The festival was launched by the Dubrovnik-Neretva County as a regional wine festival. For the last three years it has gathered only the local winemakers, that is the winemakers of Dubrovnik- Neretva County. This year the festival will also open its doors to all winemakers of Croatia and EU countries who wish to present themselves in Dubrovnik.
In the week from 17 to 23 April wine will be celebrated all around Dubrovnik, and as part of the Dubrovnik Wine Week the restaurants and bars will offer their visitors special menus featuring their delicacies paired with fine wines and thus introduce us all to the festival itself. Join as at many interesting events promoting the wine culture, such as presentations, workshops, meetings of winemakers and wine professionals, the wine judging called 'Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy', selection of the best wine to be paired with Ston oysters, and the gala dinner, the proceeds of which will go to scholarships for young culinary talents. Finally, do not miss the central event of the festival — the Wine Exhibition, which is going be held in historic Dubrovnik “Lazareti” on 21 and 22 April 2017.
We hope for a large turnout at the event, especially by all of you who live with wine, for wine and from wine!
During the festival Dubrovnik will be an open wine stage, so use it and make your own contribution towards the strengthening of the position of wine.
Let us build Dubrovnik as the city of wine together!
Welcome!

Dubrovnik Musical Spring













Dubrovnik Musical Spring is a new musical event in the city launched by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. It is a cycle of classical music concerts, which will take time from April  18 to April 28, organized to enrich the  cultural offer of Dubrovnik.
This music event is a blend of youth and experience. During these ten days, 90-years-old Orchestra will be conducted by its honorary conductor Pavle Dešpalj; in addition to Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini and famous Zagreb's conductor Tomislav Fačini. As soloists will perform excellent young Croatian musicians: Aljoša Jurinić - fifth best pianist of the world and a finalist of Chopin Piano Competition, the winner of the fifth prize of Queen Elizabeth Competition and the first prize in the competition "Robert Schumann" in Germany; then violist Hiwote Tadesse, winner of the Grand Prix prize at the International competition of young musicians in Moscow, the first prize at the International Competition Citta di Barletta in Italy and others. Then, Đana Kahriman, concertmaster of the DSO and the winner of five first prizes in national competitions; Matija Novakovic, principal DSO basoon whose interpretation is adorned with an exemplary technique and stylistic culture, and as a soloist and artistic director will perform Dmitry Sinkovsky, excellent Russian violinist with successful international career.
Concerts will take place in Fort Revelin and the Franciscan church. With rich program performances of quality musicians, unique experience is guaranteed.

srijeda, 12. travnja 2017.

Easter in Primorje

The spring event with a touch of tradition























Shake away the Easter Monday blues by visiting the village Kliševo outside of Dubrovnik. This manifestation presents the typical specialties and traditions of rural households. See 'penganje', a special form of decorating Easter eggs with hot wax, and the custom of weddings after Easter with attention to the ceremony, costumes and jewellery which have survived for centuries. The event starts at 3pm with a parade.
Participating in the program: the Zaton Brass Band, the Dubrovnik Musketeers, the Dubrovnik Primorje  Wedding Association with a performance of a traditional  wedding, and Little Lindjo at the end of the program, along with a dozen Cultural Arts Associations (KUD) from Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.




EASTER BRUNCH or MARENDA, as it is called in Dubrovnik

About Easter in Dubrovnik Restaurants





















Along the entire Croatian Adriatic coast one of the most popular daily meals has certainly always been marenda. This is a late morning meal that is consumed around 11 am, or perhaps later, and the international version of this local expression is ˝brunch˝. Increasingly, and especially for the feast of Easter, brunch or marenda is replacing the traditional lunch, so the Dubrovnik Tourist Board has organised gastronomic days called ˝Easter Brunch˝ for all foreign tourists, visitors to Dubrovnik, as well as local residents, which will be held from the 15th to 17th of April.

Restaurants participating in the program and offering brunch include Domino, Gusta me, Kopun, Lajk, Mimoza, Orsan, Porat, Tavulin, Taj mahal (in the Old City), and Taj mahal (Hotel Lero), and their menus will include the traditional Dubrovnik Easter Cake pinca, traditionally hand painted eggs, ham baked in bread, green onions, fresh fruit, and a variety of other holiday dishes.

Enjoy the spring delicacies of Easter Brunch!

ponedjeljak, 3. travnja 2017.

SPRING ON A PLATE

ASPARAGUS DAYS IN DUBROVNIK RESTAURANTS
























The beginning of April, the weekend of the 7th to the 9th, is reserved for gastro days in Dubrovnik restaurants dedicated to asparagus. This wild, edible plant that is harvested in early spring, is very nutritious and healthy, and at the same time delicate and aromatic. In gastronomy, asparagus is a favourite plant that goes well with different foods like eggs, meat, fish, rice, pancetta or pasta.

Dubrovnik restaurants will offer specialties such as shrimp and asparagus risotto, octopus salad with asparagus, Adriatic shrimp on a bed of rice and asparagus, sole with asparagus sauce, stuffed sweet potatoes with asparagus and eggs, cannelloni with asparagus, oysters in tempura on a bed of asparagus, and other specialties. Restaurants participating in this year’s Asparagus Days are: Domino, Eden, Gusta me, Klarisa, Kopun, Lajk, Mimoza, Orka, Orsan, Porat, and Rozario.

More about asparagus:
Wild edible plants such as nettle, dandelion, lamb's lettuce, asparagus, etc., are best in early spring. Wild asparagus is often found at Dubrovnik markets. This is a plant whose nutrients help the body to adapt and to detoxify and it one of the oldest medicinal plants. The homeland of asparagus is Southern Europe, where it often appears as a wild plant in coastal areas.

At the same time gentle and aromatic, asparagus is a popular plant in gastronomy that works well with various ingredients such as eggs, meat, fish, rice, pancetta or pasta.

As a food and medicine, asparagus was highly valued in ancient Egypt, and was known in China as early as 3000 BC. Asparagus is mostly water, over 90%, the remainder being protein, some carbohydrates, plant fibre, vitamins and minerals.

EASTER HOLIDAYS IN DUBROVNIK

















The fragrance of spring in full effect, the flight of the swifts in the City and the sound of their clicks, the glittering main street of Stradun, the magnificent old city walls, unforgettable sunsets, and traditional customs – all of this is part of Easter in Dubrovnik! Come to Stradun where you will receive the gift of a traditionally hand-decorated Easter egg or have one made with a special message for a loved one. Enjoy exquisite delicacies from the Dubrovnik region at Easter brunch in Dubrovnik restaurants or music programs from the cycle of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra’s ˝Dubrovnik Musical Spring˝. Take a walk in the areas around the City or go on a day trip to Lokrum Island, the Elaphite Islands, or to the Neretva Valley, and try the succulent oysters and fine wines at the ˝Dubrovnik FestiWine˝ event. The a capella singing festival ˝Aklapela˝ takes place from April 28th to 30th and features concerts by the best Croatian multipart a capella singing groups, while the second edition of the event ˝Quiet, please... Film and Dubrovnik are in love!” takes place from April 24th to 30th and features some of the movies from the rich history of film shooting in Dubrovnik as well as accompanying educational and leisure activities.
In our newsletter, you will find a recipe for the delicious and fragrant pinca cake, which was traditionally prepared by our grandmothers and whose tradition still continues today.
Around 6,000 thousand guests are scheduled to stay in Dubrovnik during the Easter holidays, most of them arriving by direct flights from European countries or from neighbouring countries.

Welcome to Dubrovnik and have a happy Easter!