Samobor, Croatia: Yugo and the cream cake – Gastronomy and traditions route
Only a short Yugo drive from busy Zagreb there lies a calm and picturesque town of Samobor. We’ll take you for a tour of this lovely city and tell you all about how it became the center of craftsmen, culture and intellectual parties. You’ll also discover its different traditions (from the famous carnival, to the annual poets’ gathering at the cemetery) spiced up with two unique local tastings: wine, muštarda (a sort of mustard) with bermet (a sort of wine) tasting in a wine cellar and the famous Samobor custard cream cake at the main square.
Join us on this adventure, because, as the old saying goes: Sometimes, all you need is a bite of cake and a sip of wine.
Duration: 4,5 Hs.
Up to 3 people
Yugo and the Cream Cake
About Samobor (The gastronomic route):
Samobor is a delightful little town located only about 25km away from the centre of Zagreb. It’s a highly suitable place as a day trip from Croatia’s capital as it’s an easy journey, and there’s a number of interesting sights to see and things to experience. One of the big draws of Samobor, however, is food! The town is most famous for its kremšnita cream cake. Although you can sample this delicious custard cream cake all over Croatia, it is in Samobor that the most famous kremšnita is produced.
Over the centuries, Samobor has also been celebrated for its craftmakers and artisans involved in the production of various goods – clothing, hats, leather items, licitar hearts, crystal items and more.
Eating and Drinking in Samobor:
There are a number of food specialities associated with the town, many (or all!) of which we highly recommend you try! As mentioned, the best-known food item is the kremšnita cream cake, but you may want to also try the local salami, mushroom soup, greblica (a thin savoury cake with a cheese and chard filling), Samobor krafne (doughnuts – especially so at Fasnik/Carnival time) and muštarda (Samobor mustard). For drinks, seek out bermet, an aromatic wine.
For people living in Ex-Yugoslavia the one and only Yugo was never just a car, it was both a member of a family and a best friend.
The production of that legendary car reached the number of 784.428. Yugos were being assembled in Zastava factory in Kragujevac between early 80’s and 2008.
Everybody drove a Yugo and it was even exported to many countries – from the Great Britain to the USA becoming the cheapest new car money could buy. However, western world didn’t share our enthusiasm towards Yugos, claiming it was “The worst car in history “. Ironically, that nickname gave Yugos a whole new career – the one of a Hollywood movie star. This pride and joy of Yugoslav motorcar industry co-starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson in Die hard 3, Danny de Vito in “Who drowned Mona“, it appeared in The Simpsons and many other movies and TV series.
We are here to share the legend, and if you want a Yugo story of your own that will begin with „You remember that one time years ago when we were in a good old Yugo…“ check out our YUGO adventures and LET’S HIT THE ROAD!!!
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