Dalmatia, a picturesque region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and delectable cuisine. Among its culinary gems, the Dalmatian Peka stands as a time-honored cooking method that captures the essence of rustic simplicity and tantalizing flavors. Rooted in tradition and steeped in history, this unique culinary technique has been passed down through generations, creating an unforgettable gastronomic experience that highlights the best of local ingredients and the beauty of communal dining.

At the heart of the Dalmatian Peka lies a combination of simple, yet flavorful ingredients. Typically, the dish starts with succulent pieces of locally sourced meat, such as lamb, veal, chicken, or octopus, marinated with fragrant herbs and spices like rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper. To complement the meat, an array of fresh vegetables, including potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes, are added to create a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.

The Peka

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.



Delicious meat, vegetables and good wine...

Step into our inviting ambiance, where warm hues create an intimate setting for unforgettable dining experiences. Our dedicated team of talented chefs, armed with passion and creativity, meticulously curates each dish, infusing it with a unique touch that lingers on your palate.

Veal Peka

The ultimate Dalmatian meat dish

Veal Peka revolves around tender veal, succulent vegetables, and a medley of aromatic herbs. Its communal aspect of preparation brings together families, friends, and strangers alike.

Important note: Minimum reservation is for 4 people.

26€/ per person

Octopus Peka

Seafood lover's dream

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.

30€/ per person

Lamb Peka

The taste of Dalmatia

For Lamb Peka, succulent pieces of lamb are marinated with a blend of local herbs and spices, infusing the meat with delightful Mediterranean flavors. As the dish simmers gently in the Peka pot, the lamb's juices meld with the vegetables, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors.

Important note:

  • Minimum reservation is for 4 people.
  • Needs to be ordered at least 3 days in advance.

32€/ per person

Wine & Drinks

Peka and Wine - The perfect combination

Savor the authentic taste of tradition and craftsmanship with our local home wine—a true testament to the rich heritage of winemaking in our region. Crafted with love and care by generations of skilled vintners, our home wine is a genuine reflection of the land, climate, and the dedication that goes into every bottle.

Important note: Drinks are an extra charge and are not included in the price of the peka.


Nestled between the ancient Roman ruins and the glistening Adriatic Sea, Split offers an ideal setting to immerse oneself in the rich flavors and cultural heritage of this exquisite dish.


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