4. Kotor: Food Walking Tour with Tastings
Our first stop will be the famous Farmer's Market, which is the heart of Kotor, with its colorful stands filled with friendly local vendors, selling their freshly picked vegetables and fruits, cheese, marinated olives, smoked ham - prosciutto, fish brought from the sea of that very morning! This will be the stop where we will taste locally produced smoked ham, sausages, bits of cheese and of course, famous grappa, with which all the true locals start their morning of! After visiting vivacious Farmer's Market, the tour will continue through the narrow cobblestones streets to one authentic little square, where we will stop in the years's old bar to taste famous liquor, Amaro Montenegro, made from a secret blend of 40 botanicals including vanilla, orange peels and eucalyptus. This liquor is the result of a process that has been passed down through generations, unchanged since 1885. Warm atmosphere of locals chatting and enjoying their everyday life around will get the vibe of Kotor's spirit. With taste of delicious liquor, our guide will take you to the most important square in the whole city, square of St. Tryphon Cathedral where we will stop for tasting sauces of different flavors, that every grandma in the town has secret recipe for, followed by freshly baked bread with local olives and delicious olive oil that every local dips their bread in! All of this wouldn't be complete, without some more smoked ham and cheese and a glass of Montenegrin red wine! Since Kotor is a coastline town, seafood is the core of our cuisine, our next stop will be in the charming ambiance of stoney terraces, surrounded by palaces of Kotor's noble families, where we will taste mussels, freshly picked from the sea, cooked in famous buzara sauce, which will be accompanied with delicious white wine. To make the impression of Montenegrin cuisine complete, our final stop will be tasting the delicious Krempita cake - cream pie made of crusty pastry that is melting the moment you take a bite of it and delicious vanilla cream that enriches the whole flavor. The recipe of our Krempita cake is safely guarded and passed on carefully through generations and generations of women in Kotor families. All this is a perfect match with a sip of coffee. After this experience, you will truly merge in the culture and cuisine of Montenegro!