ZAGREB, 12 December 2019 – Homemade čvarci and other traditional delicacies from the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia have been a real hit at Advent in Zagreb.
Street food Slavonian style was presented in front of four little Advent ‘houses’ as part of the ‘Say Christmas’ event in Zagreb by the Pozega-Slavonia County Tourist Board.
Čvarci, Slavonian ham, slanina, cheese and kulen were served as appetisers, followed by burgers with Slavonian pork, followed by Krpice sa zeljem and buncek in a roll.
To warm visitors up, Slavonian šljivovica (plum brandy) was served along with wines and sparkling wines from Kutjevo, one of the three vineyards in Požega-Slavonia County.
“For the gourmet experience of our county we did not accidentally choose a location within Advent in Zagreb. At this year’s Advent in Zagreb there is an emphasis on ecology and ecological materials, and we support these principles and the Požega-Slavonia County is a well-known green destination which includes Papuk Nature Park, a Croatian geopark protected by UNESCO. We have shown how to successfully combine the trends of modern and traditional cuisine, and everyone who tastes Slavonian specialties wants to visit us,” said Maja Jakobović Vukušić, director of the Pozega-Slavonia County Tourist Board.
“The favourite of the Slavonian cold plate is the čvarci with paprika produced in the Požega area, and we are especially known for the roll of pork, porkwich (pork sandwich) and steakwich (steak sandwich). Our sausages are made without additives, made from quality home-made meat,” said Požega resident Nikola Stanišić one of the owners of Funky Food.
Slavonian dishes in the street food variant are a great way for the urban audience to get acquainted with the diversity and beauty of the cuisine of the Požega-Slavonia County. The famous ‘Flavours of Golden Slavonia’ were also presented in the tourist board’s new eno-gastro brochure, and the presentation in Zagreb was organised in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board.