Authentic Dalmatian Peka – Octopus

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  • Duration : 90-120 min
  • Meeting point: Split old town
  • Language: English
Experience Details

Seafood lovers’ dream

The key to the Dalmatian Peka cooking method is the traditional peka iron lid, a unique domed vessel made from cast iron. This ingenious design allows the dish to be cooked in two stages, both on an open fire and then buried under hot coals, creating an oven-like environment that locks in the flavors and moisture, resulting in tender, mouthwatering dishes.

The Dalmatian Peka cooking process begins with building a wood fire to generate the necessary amount of coals. Once the fire reaches its prime, the peka pot is placed directly on the flames to heat the base. The marinated meat and vegetables are then carefully arranged on the hot base, and the deep lid is placed on top, sealing the pot. The edges of the pot are then covered with hot coals, while the remaining coals are spread evenly across the lid. This ingenious technique ensures that the heat is distributed evenly, allowing the ingredients to cook slowly and absorb the aromatic flavors.

Our Octopus Peka begins with the finest locally sourced octopus, tenderly prepared and infused with a symphony of aromatic herbs and spices. The octopus is then lovingly combined with a vibrant array of fresh vegetables, elevating the dish to a colorful celebration of flavors.

Important note: 

  • Minimum reservation is for 4 people.
  • For last minute reservations please call first to check availability

Start Time

Every day 13:30 – 19:00

Meeting Point

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Price Includes

  • Restaurant seat reservation
  • Peka dish

Price Excludes

  • Drinks and additional meals
  • Gratuities