Mediterranean square 2016


The Mediterranean square will be set up in Šibenik on the Square of Pavao Šubić during the Third international festival Taste the Mediterranean and will offer many treasures of the Mediterranean region.

We welcome all the small producers who care about quality and tradition, as well as the companies which maintained the genuine taste of the products. The Mediterranean square in Šibenik will be a great opportunity to present and sell their products. Croatian manufacturers, Italy, France, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, will represent and sell their products. Mediterranean square will be opened every day during the festival, 9:00 to 23:00 hours.


THURSDAY 26/05/2016


10:00 Opening of the Mediterranean Square at the Pavla Šubića Square. The Square will
include small local producers of honey, extra virgin olive oil, cheese, bio-cosmetics, anchovies,
homemade jams, traditional Dalmatian sweets and much more. In addition, local caterers will
offer Mediterranean snacks, fine wines and cocktails. The programme of the Mediterranean
Square includes various cooking shows, workshops, presentations, tastings and a music
programme every day until 23:00.

10:00-11:00 Little Mediterranean Chefs – culinary workshop for kids led by Ivana Orešić, journalist and author
of a travel cookbook
11:30-12:30 Cooking show 1+1 Chef Vjeko Bašić, Konoba Boba, Murter
Chef Ante Božikov, Konoba Opat, Kornat
18:00-19:00 Cooking show 2+2 Chef Lionel Levy, restaurant Intercontinental Hotel Dieu, Marseille, France
Chef Emmanuel Perrodin, France
Chef Issam Rhachi, Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Marocco
Chef Yassin Khalal, Hotel Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Marocco

20:00-24:00 Official opening of the Festival
The night of the mussels “Pidočijada” – opening of the festival by celebrating Šibenik’s 950th birthday
with good food, good wine and good fun! Mussels are traditionally grown and authentic food of the area.
Famous chefs will prepare 200 kg of mussels at the Pavla Šubića Square in the centre of Šibenik. Visitors
will be able to buy portions of mussels for a symbolic price of 10 HRK. All the proceeds from the sale
are intended for the education of the most talented students of the “School for tourism and catering”. The
entire music programme will last until 24:00.

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is the partner of this year’s festival Taste the Mediterranean and of the
“Pidočijada”. WWF will present the project Fish Forward – sustainable food for the environment,
a project to increase consumer awareness of the global ecological and social consequences of fish
consumption. The program on the Square will be lead by Marina Orsag, from stand up comedy club in Zagreb “Studio Smijeha”, also an ambasador of the Fish Forward project. Vivaracha band will entertain the audience.


FRIDAY 27/05/2016


Mediterranean Square: open 09:00 – 23:00
10:00-11:30 Mediterranean Square, Dalmatian grandmas culinary workshop led by Ivana
Orešić, journalist and author of the travel cook-book that will present her book of recipes
“My Dalmatia – Tastes, Savours and Colours”
12:00-13:00 Eco-Mediterranean Diet and Health – lecturer Željko Petrović, Director of the George
Mateljan Centre in Split

13:00-14:00 “Organic Agriculture-Business Opportunity for Young People”, lecuture held by Jelena Petrov, consultant for the preparation and implementation of projects financed from EU funds.
16:15- 17:30 Cooking show Jeremy Girvan “Low energy food”
17:45.-18:45 Cooking show 1 + 1 Chef Vesna Miletić, restoran Tač, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Chef Marco Stabile, restoran Ora di Aria, Firenze, Italija
19:00-20:00 Šibenik’s Culinary Heritage – 100 years ago in Šibenik “Nothing was tasty, if it was not
greasy”- recipes collected by Stanko Ferić and the association “I love Šibenik”
20:30 „Mediterranean in a glass“ – preparing cocktails, Association of bartenders Beli
20:30-23:00 Music programme


SATURDAY 28/05/2016


Mediterranean Square: open 09:00 – 23:00
11:00- 12:00 Cooking show 1 + 1 Chef Guillaume Sourrieu (Michelin *), L’Epuisette, Marseille, France
Chef Olivier Grouard, head chef of the French Embassy in Ankara, France/Turkey
12:30-13:30 Cooking show 1 + 1 Chef Fabricio Vežnaver, Pergola, Zambratija/Savudrija, Croatia
Chef Ippei Uemura, Tabi No Yume, Marseille, Japan/France
18:30-20:30 A unique team cooking show: teams of Šibenik’s public figures will compete in cooking,
with the help of famous chefs as team leaders. The entertaining cooking show will be lead by Doris Pinčić, famous Croatian radio and TV presenter, and actress.
21:00-24:00 Music programme


SUNDAY 29/05/2016


10:30-12:30 Miki Bratanić will tell us the story of “konoba”, Dalmatian wine, food and songs,
the Croatian cultural heritage and the Mediterranean way of living. For the “marenda” we will
have “Sardinas prepared in 5 ways” and much more.


Jelena Petrov

Jelena Petrov holds MA in economics from the University of Split. Since 2009, she has been employed in the RERA S.D – Country Development Agency of the Split Dalmatia County, on the preparation and implementation of the projects financed by the European Union. Since 2015, she has been participating in the work of „Croatian cluster → Read more

Ivana Orešić

Ivana Orešić is a Croatian journalist, head of culinary workshops, food and travel columnist and a screenwriter.  She was born in Zagreb 1978. Fifteen years ago, she discovered the charms of Dalmatia. In 2012, she published her first cookbook in Croatian under the title «Putopisna kuharica globalne proždrljivice» (A Culinary Travelogue by a Global Greedy-Guts). → Read more

Stanko Ferić

Stanko Ferić, journalist and publicist, editor of the magazine “Volim Šibenik,”, researcher of the gastronomic heritage of Šibenik and the Šibenik’s region. About the food, wine and gastronomy he has been writing for more than 30 years. He wrote columns in the dailies Večernji and Jutarnji list. In the journal “Šibenik tim”, he has launched → Read more

Željko Petrović

Željko Petrović, born in Šibenik, and although he graduated from mechanical engineering, after a serious illness in 1990 and retirement he started efforts for self-healing through education on healthy lifestyles, personal well-being and healthy nutrition. He is a director of the International George Mateljan’s Centre for Excellence for Research and Promotion of the Healthy Mediterranean → Read more

Miki Bratanić

Miki Bratanić is the Croatian writer from Vrbanj on the island of Hvar. He writes on local dialect from Vrbanj, and urban dialect from Split, along with standard Croatian language. He publishes articles related to heritage and tradition, especially on the phenomenon of the konoba, about which he wrote the book “Konoba” and the “Story → Read more

Marina Orsag

On 26/05/2016 the ambassador of the WWF project FISH FORWARD, our well-known stand-up comedian Marina Orsag from Zagreb studio Laughter will perform on Pidočijada! Laughter is the best medicine, and we are sure that Marina will make you laugh to tears! Come and join us! The director of the only stand-up comedy club in Croatia “Studio Smijeha”, in eleven → Read more

Kapronca d.o.o.

Al Kaprone fruit brandies and liqueurs – original and unique products that are characterized by fullness of taste and peculiar smell. Liqueurs are produced by cold pressing with the addition of medicinal spices, real fruit and top high quality alcohol. Kapronca d.o.o. Hruševečka 9, 10 000 Zagreb Mob: 098/ 636 629 E-mail: Contact person: → Read more

Veteran Social Working Cooperative BRANITELJ

Veteran Social Working Cooperative BRANITELJ is a cooperative whose members are mostly persons with recognized status of Croatian Homeland War veterans and members of families of a killed, captured or missing veterans. It is defined as a cooperative that was founded in order to achieve the psycho-social empowerment and health rehabilitation of Croatian war veterans, or → Read more