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A cooking utensil dating back millennia, a peka is a heavy domed cast-iron lid, which is used to cover food, and then buried beneath glowing embers, to create a mini-oven.
In Vis’ fertile interior, in the sleepy village of Pliško Polje, Roki’s specialises in peka cooking, accompanied by homemade organic wine. There’s no better place in the region to try it.
At Roki’s, on arrival you’ll see the outdoor kitchen, with the chef hard at work, arranging casserole dishes and peka lids over a wide hearth and smouldering wood (temperatures here can reach 70°C). The menu features either octopus, monkfish, lamb, veal or vegetarian peka, using Roki’s homegrown vegetables.
Getting there & doing it
Catch a Jadrolinija ferry from Split to Vis (journey time 2hrs 30min). On request, someone from Roki’s will collect you by car from Vis Town and drive you to the restaurant in Pliško Polje. Be sure to order your peka meal at least one day in advance.
When to do it
The restaurant is open from May through October. It serves dinner only.
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