Slow food Golden shell &Croatian Master Chefs Association


The city of Hvar is situated in the very middle of the nautical route which, throughout the history,  connected Venice and Dubrovnik (and of course, further into the Mediterranean on one side, and the Far East on the other) and has always been a first resting port for the ships sailing to and from Venice.
Such a rich history definitely affected culture of the island of Hvar, along with its gastronomy.
You can only imagine the riches transported to Venice from the Far East, and all the wonders that were transferred onto smaller vessels in the port of Hvar to be shipped off to the rest of Mediterran. While the rest of Europe peeled potatoes and admired onions, the citizens of Hvar enjoyed and savoured the exotic tastes of bananas, pineapples, coconut, saffron and so on…

The tradition of rich Hvar’s cuisine remains basically the same today. As in most cuisines around the globe, modern chefs combine aristocratic cuisine, forerunner of what we call Haute cuisine today, with the common folks’ cuisine, creating a unique fusion of past and present, introduced through modern dishes which contain the essence of what Hvar really is.

There are people who dedicated their life to cuisine; nourishing historical heritage of recipes and the taste of Mediterranean, while bringing it to the new level of visual experience. Ivan Buzolić, the owner of slow food restaurant Golden shell is the pioneer of the Hvar’s cuisine today.
He is the first Croatian international culinary judge, a world master chef and founder of Croatian Master Chefs Association.
But don’t let his titles intimidate you; underneath it all, he is still a little playful boy who spends his days in his kitchen, playing with ingredients, creating new tastes and recipes, thrilled when he stumbles upon someone who is willing to learn and has the passion for cooking.


Join him and his team on this amazing culinary journey by signing up to one his cooking classes. It could be one of the best experiences you’ll bring home from your vacation in Hvar.
See you in Golden Shell 🙂

Estimated duration:  3-5 hours
Address: Slow food restaurant „Zlatna školjka“, Petra Hektorovića 8, 21450 Hvar
– World Master Chef – Ivan Buzolić
– President of Women Chefs League/nutritionist – Maja Mačković
– Assistant – Antonio Buzolić

*10:00 – meeting @Golden shell, coffee and short breefing
*10:30 – 11:00 – visiting the market, grocery shopping
*11:00 – 14:00 – interactive cooking with lecture about food, recipes and history heritage of Hvar
*14:00 – 15:00 – lunch

All participants will receive certificate by „Croatian Master Chefs Association“ and a goodie bag with souvenirs and local products. Price includes consummation of what we cooked, a glass of wine, unlimited water and coffee.
Price per person: 150€
15% discount for groups of 5 and more.


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