The lawns and bushes of Strossmayerov tr play host to a summer-long party-in-the-park, with Croatian food and wine the star performers
Further evidence of Zagreb’s rising foodie culture is amply provided by Gourmingle, a summer-long celebration of the best things coming out of the Croatian street-food scene. In effect, it’s a sequence of mini-festivals rolled into a season-long event, with a cheese theme dominating the first two weeks, followed by a burger festival, an olive-oil fair, an ice cream festival, and other finger-licking events as the summer rolls on. As with Artikuliranje here on Strossmayerov trg earlier in the year, a circle of little wooden houses selling locally produced food and drink provides the format. It’s very much intended as a showcase of what’s currently happening in the Croatian gastro scene, with the younger generation of restaurants, bistros and niche food producers invited to take part. There’ll be DJs spinning discs in the evening, when the whole event adopts a chilled garden-party feel. Top up your wine glass, grab a deckchair and bliss out.