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Bucket list experience:

Traditional croatian meat and vegetables dish peka, food of Croatia

Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

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.

Price from: £15
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 2-3 hours

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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