4. FOOD, WINE AND CRAFT BEER
The gastronomy of the Omis area is diverse because it is associated with sea, river and continental dishes. As an almost vegetarian, I am not inclined to experiment too much with meat dishes, especially not with seafood and others, sorry to write that, slime 🙂. But being in Omis, and not to be tempted to try at least a part of that gastronomic exotic is not only a sin but also nonsense. Some dishes, like black risotto made from cuttlefish, I tried just out of curiosity. And it was yummy! Some dishes, like frog legs, I tried because I was brought before the finished act. When a famous Croatian food blogger, in my case it was Ribafish, put a piece of cleaned frog leg meat under your nose, there is nothing to do but to open your mouth 🙂 Yes, I also tried squid, but only the part without legs. I’m not really into shellfish, but I’m into fish. My favourites are fried sardines, sea bass and grilled mole.
Omis has its own vineyards and it would be okay to start tasting local wine during your visit and then with other wines from Dalmatia and the rest of Croatia. You may not have known that the California Zinfandel and the Italian Primitivo have roots in Central Dalmatia. This variety has several names such as Crljenak, Tribidrag, or Pribidrag as it is called in Omis.
The brewery from nearby Dugi Rat brews homemade beer with the names of Omis legends: Malduk and Mila and Apache-based on a series of western films about Winnetou from the 1960s, for which some scenes were filmed in the canyon of the Cetina River.