If you’re a true foodie, than you already know – it’s that time of the year! What’s better than a delicious oyster? A delicious oyster in the middle of March in Mali Ston ! Yes, oysters are fullest and most delicious in March, when St Joseph’s Day is celebrated. Mali Ston is world-renowned for its one of a kind oyster: Ostrea edulis, the queen of all oysters and a gift from nature.
The Festival of Oysters will take place in both Ston and Mali Ston. This gastro event will offer many variations of oysters dishes like oysters soup, oysters fritters, roasted oysters, fried or baked oysters…along with the good old Dalmatian song and a few glasses of good wine from Peljesac region… Not only you’ll get a chance to enjoy some fabulous local food at promotional prices, you’ll also witness a wonderful cultural heritage of this area – Dalmatian music, a folklore dance and raffles.
How to get there?
Ston and Mali Ston are 53 km northwest from Dubrovnik. Both public and private bus lines run from Dubrovnik a couple of times a day along the picturesque coastal route which takes less than an hour. You can also rent a car in Dubrovnik if you’re running on a schedule. During your ride you’ll get a great view of the oysters farms in the Ston Bay.
Where and what to eat?
You’ll love a small-town vibe. The small, family-owned restaurants will welcome you in the best way possible. The menus are chock full of endless seafood choices. If oysters aren’t your thing, you can always go for mussels, fish, shrimp, octopus etc. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on THE wine that these region is known for. When it comes to restaurants, we definitely recommend Restaurant Bota Šare in Mali Ston. Two old recipe books found in basement of their home are foundation of all recipes for Bota Sare dishes, and their creativity along with fresh local ingredients are the reason why we always come back for more. In Ston, make sure you don’t miss out on Restaurant Sorgo Palace where you can enjoy many local specialities, and our personal favourite – Breadcrumbed Oysters In Prosciutto! You won’t get a chance to try this anywhere else, so make sure you find the place. It won’t be hard at all, since it’s located at the top of main street in Ston – when you hear the music and laughter, you’ll know you’ve found it !