The final adventure of my Slovenia/Croatia tour a couple of years ago was dinner at Grešna Gorica, a Croatian “agriturismo” in the Zagorje region. After a visit to Kumrovec, Tito’s restored home town (see previous post), our bus took a small group of us through wine country,
past the ancient hill castle of Veliki Tabor
and wound its way up the slopes to this small farmhouse restaurant. Sunset was approaching, so the air, already cooling, got cooler. Still, I was not about to eat indoors and, luckily for me, I didn’t have to eat alone. The fare was typical Slavic comfort food – a big plate of duck and veal accompanied by buttery noodles, a salad of cabbage, lettuce and tomatoes. Bread, vegetables. Staropramen (Czech) beer for me – why I didn’t go for the local wine I can’t recall. Strudel for dessert. Very satisfying.
Can’t remember why I didn’t get any photos of the table or the food. Check the link above for more photos, including the outdoor picnic tables beneath their protective canopy of drying corn cobs and the stunning view of the valley in the distance.