Friday, 19 October 2018

Like every year, Good Food Festival has humanitarian character. Complete profit of the Dubrovnik Table, which will be held on Sunday, October 21st at noon, will be given to the Down Syndrome Association of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Association of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Rina Masera. Also, the complete profit of the tickets for Rixos Brunch,that will be held on Saturday, October 20th from noon to 2 pm, will be donated for the medical treatment of young Dubrovnik girl Gabriela Setka. All locals and their guests are invited to join the humanitarian events this weekend and show their big hearts.

Traditional Dubrovnik Table will be held on the last day of the fifth edition of the Good Food Festival. On the table, that will be placed on the Stradun, numerous Dubrovnik hotels, restaurants, bakers, etc. will be presented, along with winemakers from Konavle and Peljesac. The prices are symbolic – 35 kuna for the food coupon and 15 kuna for the drinks coupon. Ivica Puljic will host the program with Cultural-Art Society Juraj Osojnik and vocal group Subrenum, which will start at 11 am, while the table will be opened at noon.

Day before, on Saturday, Rixos Brunch will be held from noon to 2 pm in the Hotel Rixos Libertas. Restaurant Mozaik staff is preparing rich brunch and the whole profit will go in the right hands – for the medical treatment of the young Dubrovnik girl. With the Mediterranean appetizers and salad, chefs will prepare fish and meat delicacies for the main course in front of their guests. For the end of this rich culinary gathering, the boss of Rixos's pastry shop prepares a full range of sweet snacks. The price of Rixos Brunch per person is 200 kuna (the price does not include drinks) and requires a prior reservation.

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, famous duo behind the name 2Cellos, always seem to delight their fans. Their newest video, playing Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer, published today, already has over 17 thousand views and numerous comments!

- I've been waiting for this one for years! – it's just one of the comments left on the amazing video where the famous duo dressed up like Jack Sparrow (or Johnny Depp) from the famous movie – Pirates of the Carribean.

The video was made on the amazing wooden ship Karaka in Dubrovnik back May and it's finally out. What can we say – watch and enjoy!

National Park Mljet celebrates the end of the successful season and 58th birthday by inviting all the nature lovers to enjoy these beautiful autumn days in the Park during their Open Days 2018. 

Open Days of the National Park Mljet will be held from October 24th and 31st when you'll be able to enjoy this paradise on earth for promotional price of 30 kuna per person. Children younger than the age of seven can enter for free.


Alessandra Fuller, young actress from Peru, has visited Dubrovnik and it seems that she can't stop sharing photos from her trip. The latest one, from the beach with her mother, has attracted much attention from her followers and there is a lot of them – 1.6 million! 

Photo, captioned ''Mommy's biggest fan'', has over 50 thousand likes and numerous comments. That's just one of the photos from Croatia and the other ones collected even more reactions! A great promotion for Dubrovnik, for sure.

Alessandra began her acting career in 2008 with roles in various short films. She first rose to fame playing Rosy in 2015's Ven, Baila, Quinceañera. She is also well known because of the romance with her fellow actor, Pablo Heredia.


Knicks started the new NBA season with sold out Madison Square Garden and a win over Atlanta Hawks! They put in 49 points in the second quarter, 24 more than Hawks. Atlanta won the remaining three quarters. But it ended of 126: 107 (23:24, 49:25, 34:35, 20:23) for the host.

In the first match of his fourth NBA season, Mario Hezonja, basketball player from Dubrovnik, scored 15 points. This was his first official game in the New York Knicks jersey after three seasons in Orlando Magic. He spent 19 minutes in the game and scored 15 points, which was a great reasult, just behind Tim Hardaway Jr. (31 points) and Enes Kanter (16 points), and the same as Trey Burke and Allonzo Trier.

After the game Hezonja thanked the Knicks fans for support, and emphasized the importance of the success at the start of the season: 'The big night!'

The Tourist Board of Dubrovnik, supported by the Croatian Tourist Board and the Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, hosts 22 foreign journalists during the Good Food Festival 2018. They are renowned touristic and gastro journalists from the United States, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Norway, France and Germany. Along with the journalists, six travel agents from Australia will also be staying in Dubrovnik during the Good Food Festival, which is also an important market for Croatia.

During their stay in Dubrovnik, which was agreed in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board's offices abroad and Croatian Tourist Board main office in Zagreb, and on the initiative of the Dubrovnik City Council, journalists will be introduced to the offer of this region, culture and history and to participate in the fifth Good Food Festival Dubrovnik. The tour program includes a tour of the historic core with English speaking guides, a tour of the City Walls, a cable car ride to Srd where you will enjoy the most beautiful view of the city and the Dubrovnik gourmet gastronomic tour ‘’Dubrovnik on plate’’, as well as traditional ‘’peka’’ dinner.

The flavors of Dubrovnik, as well as other parts of Croatia and the world in a special way, journalists will have the opportunity to try during the events of the Good Food Festival, which they will also attend. Journalists will participate in a Venezuelan evening with a renowned musician and a lover of cooking Ricardo Luque at the Kantenari Restaurant at Sunset Beach and at dinner with the famous Croatian chef Dino Galvagni at Amfora Restaurant. Additionally, they will also enjoy delicious delicacies at the traditional Dubrovnik Table, the highlight of the festival program.

Communication Tactics Department of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board during the year hosts about 400 foreign journalists and agents whose announcements are an invaluable advertisement of a tourist offer that finds the way to the widest audience around the world. Thanks to visiting journalists, Dubrovnik is promoted in the leading foreign media and deserves to be one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

You can be a part of the Good Food Festival too, check the brochure here.

Turkish Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance Global Airline Association, has reduced the number of flights on the Dubrovnik-Istanbul line in the upcoming winter flight schedule that begins on October 28th this year – Avioradar reports.

All flights from October 4th to December 9th this year have been withdrawn from the sale. In the rest of the winter flight schedule valid until March 23rd, 2019, there are still four flights a week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, same as last winter.


The final concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra in the atrium of the Rector's Palace for this season will be held on Friday, October 19th and will host the young violinist Asi Matathias. The orchestra will be conducted by Noam Zur and Ludwig van Beethoven's works are on the program. The concert will start at 8.30 pm.

Maestro Noam Zur is a frequent guest in Dubrovnik and for the last few years has been the director of the International Opera Festival Tino Pattiera. Since last year he has been Chief Conductor of the Salte Symphony Orchestra in Argentina. Since 2001 Zur has been conducting in renowned concert halls and leading orchestras throughout the USA, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Switzerland, Austria, France, Estonia, Romania, Scandinavia... With composer and conductor career, Noam Zur is actively teaching conductors, instrumentalists and singers, and is often a visiting professor in Israel, Argentina, Mexico and Romania.

As a soloist Asi Matathias will perform, a talented violinist who debuted with Israel's Philharmonic Orchestra under the guidance of Zubin Meht and today is enchanting the stages around the world. He recorded for BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), CBC (The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), WQXR (The Classical Music Station New York) and ORF (The Österreichischer Rundfunk) and performed throughout Europe, USA, Asia and Israel in prestigious auditoriums as such as Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall and Weil Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, The Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Izumy Hall in Japan and others. This is his first performance in Dubrovnik and he will play Beethoven's Concert for the Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61st. The orchestra will perform the Symphony no. 3 in Es major, op. 55 "Heroic" in the second part.

The fifth edition of the yummiest festival in Dubrovnik - Good Food Festival is richer than ever! This year’s program includes a total of 14 workshops. Nine of them will be held at the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Office, located at Pile.

With famous musician and chef Ricardo Luque and chef Dina Galvagno, as well as the famous television host Karmela Vukov-Colic, the workshops will also be held by Marina Zibert Ercegovic, Jadranka Nicetic and Lucija Tomasic and Kuhaona d.o.o. from Zagreb.

The novelty of this year's program is the cocktail preparation workshop organized by Cocktail Academy Dubrovnik, and there are already traditional workshops of the Desa Association! Entry to all workshops is free, with a mandatory booking.

All the workshops are listed below. If you need more details see the brochure here.

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Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and representatives from the City of Dubrovnik visited the video surveillance centre today in the premises of the Administrative Department for Transport.

In is centre recordings of the video surveillance system of public spaces in the City of Dubrovnik are projected. The system consists of over one hundred cameras deployed on the 48 most frequent places in the city and all of these cameras are connected to the video surveillance centre which is staffed 24 hours a day.


According to Mayor Franković, the goal of the cameras set is not punishment, but to ensure a safer flow of traffic. In the realization of this project, the City of Dubrovnik has invested 230 thousand Kuna.

In addition to the City of Dubrovnik (the Traffic Management Department of the Transport Office), the Police Department of the County is also a registered user of this video equipment. And the system serves for the control of improper parking and traffic monitoring, as well as increasing security, combating crime and detecting perpetrators.





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