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MED MIRABILIS - "Magnificent Mediterranean". . . taste, explore, discover and feel Montenegro

MED MIRABILIS means "Magnificent Mediterranean" and what more stunning location to enjoy a cooking holiday than Montenegro . . . and what a fascinating place for a cooking holiday!

In this ever more globalised world, travellers are faced with journey experiences resembling each other more and more, lacking the authentic touch. Why should you miss the opportunity to really taste, explore, discover and feel a destination? Montenegro is a world of hidden secrets, and those are what really make it a place unique and worth visiting. This is an opportunity to learn about another culture, understand its lifestyle, customs and beliefs as well as learn new skills in a new environment.

Med Mirabilis offers a variety of exciting opportunities to enjoy your favourite activities or learn something new in the beautiful setting of landscapes of extraordinary beauty. Everything is in place for you to come and enjoy a wonderful holiday which you will never forget. The only missing ingredient is you.

Montenegro is a magnificent combination of contrasts - sea, bays, mountains, rivers, lakes, canyons . . . its diversity is breathtaking. Just imagine skiing on the snow-capped peaks, and then, the same day, going down to the shore and diving into the crystal clear blue waters of the Adriatic.



GASTRO- HEDONIST COOKING COURSE - (5 day course/ 7 nights package)

Accommodation (B&B) with cooking classes in Mediterranean-Montenegrin cuisine - includes guided visits to vineyards,wine cellars, olive oil mills, authentic village household, welcome dinner and optional- typical restaurants in the stunning scenery with local cuisine, landmarks, tourist attractions, national parks, UNESCO sites, and more.

The accommodation and hands-on cooking classes will be organised in a family run house just outside of Budva, with a stunning view, overlooking the Jaz Beach. Big, modern, equipped kitchen, terrace with barbecue and jacuzzi make a perfect setting for you to have fun and learn how to prepare some local dishes under the guidance of our experienced chef. Impress your friends back home with home made Mediterranean dishes!

Minimum number of people : 5

Maximum number of people: 10

MONTENEGRIN CUISINE - colourful culinary mosaic

Traditional dishes in Montenegro are the result of both the country’s geographic position and its interesting history. Montenegro’s natural resources and location on the Adriatic has done more than just attract visitors to explore the varied landscape. It has also produced bountiful supplies of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and other tantalizing produce, which, cooked using a mixture of traditional methods has put Montenegrin cuisine on the culinary map.The cuisine in the coastal area differs from the one in the northern highland region. The coastal area is traditionally a representative of Mediterranean cuisine, with seafood being a common dish, while in the continental and northern region, one can savor delicious meat delicacies.

Find out what makes Montenegro a perfect combination of the Mediterranean, Latin, Muslim and Balkan cuisine. How, throughout history, numerous pretenders to these regions left marks not only in architecture, culture, art and mentality but in philosophy of food as well. Why we believe that the olives can cure just about anything and why the recipe for a long and healthy life is a glass of red wine a day? Why we say ‘health comes through mouth’? Why families used to leave their doors open during meal time? Or even how we didn’t allow George Bernard Shaw to go about exploring our country on an empty stomach, and how he found poetic beauty in our even most simple dishes.


Although Montenegrin specialities vary according to region there are some key traditional dishes to try, perhaps one of the better-known being, Kacamak. Kacamak is a weighty dish consisting of mashed potatoes, wheat and corn flour, served with cheese and milk, and is a popular dish among Montenegrins. It is seen as a great source of energy and the perfect sustenance for a long day exploring the country.

Aside from its key traditional dishes, Montenegro is also famous for its prosciutto, known locally as Njeguški pršut and its cheese, Njeguški sir. Both of these products come from the village of Njeguški, which is known as the birthplace of the Montenegro’s Royal dynasty. This prosciutto has a dry consistency and is a rich red in colour.

Lamb prepared under an iron pan – when we are talking about the meals made under the iron pan it would be interesting to mention the very process of preparing. The meals made under the iron pan are by far more tasteful than all other meals because they are put under an iron pan the so-called “sac”, which is then covered by ember, live coal and ashes. In this way, the aroma is being kept, and the meal is equally fried in a natural way. Lamb, for e.g. is most tasteful if it is prepared in this way. Montenegrin national restaurants prepare it in this way even today.

When it comes to sweet delights, one of Montenegro’s better known dishes is ‘priganice’. These small airy doughnuts are prepared with flour, water, oil, salt and sugar and are traditionally served with honey, but ‘priganice’ can also be enjoyed as savory dish.


Ivan DrakicThis is how you can master the preparation of some of these dishes and dazzle your friends with a home cooked Mediterranean feast!

Join our chef, young but experienced and enthusiastic Ivan Drakic, and discover the secrets behind delicious Montenegrin recipes.

Basic Package:

  • Monday to Friday - two and a half hours of presentation, hands-on cooking classes and tasting.

  • Guided visit to vineyards and wine cellars of the Montenegrin biggest and most awarded wine company Plantaže – Plantaže on the table.

  • Guided visit to a family run olive oil mill on a beautiful peninsular Luštica in the heart of the Boka Bay.



Welcome drink and welcome dinner


Breakfast – cooking class – lunch – Olive oil mill tour


Breakfast – cooking class - lunch – free time/optional: Austro-Hungarian market road tour


Breakfast – Plantaže wine road tour – cooking class – dinner


Breakfast – cooking class – lunch – free time/optional: Boka Bay cruise tour


Breakfast – cooking class – lunch –Montenegrin village tour and dinner


Free day / optional: Skadar lake tour



Included in the price:

  • Seven nights accommodation (b&b) in a family run villa
  • Twelve and a half hours of cooking classes (two and a half hours a day for five days)
  • All the ingredients necessary for the classes
  • Four lunches and one dinner (prepared together with our chef)
  • Two guided visits - Plantaže and Olive oil mill tours
  • Dinner in a coastal village in a family house
  • Welcome drink
  • Welcome dinner
  • Welcome gift
  • Montenegrin cuisine and recipe brochure
  • Tourist taxes

Not included in the price:

  • Airport transfers – can be organized upon request
  • Dinners – except welcome dinner and dinner as part of the tour
  • Drinks in restaurants (chosen as optional tours)
  • Personal expenses




• Tour through the vineyard by tourist train
• Visit of the wine cellar “Šipčanik” with the guide
• Guided wine tasting of five premium wines and food pairing. Menu:

• Crnogorski Val & canapés of cottage cheese covered with sour apple
• Luča& canapés of fish pate and smoked salmon
• Vranac Pro Corde& beef rolls canapés
• Vladika& prosciutto and olives canapés
• Vranac Reserve & canapés of combination of cheese

Duration: 2 hours (tour through vineyard lasts approximately 1 hour)


Visit to a family run olive mill on Luštica peninsula - approximately one and a half hours.

Located in the spectacular region of the BokaKotorska, a visit to family-owned and operated estate in Luštica is an exquisite opportunity to explore the rich abundance of one of Montenegro's most famed olive growing areas.

This intimate and acclaimed olive oil tour offers a warm, gracious and informative escape from the everyday. We invite you to taste the difference. Tour will start with a visit to olive grove where you will be offered a welcome drink, and where you will learn about olive cultivation, harvest and artisan methods of olive oil production. The tour proceeds with a walk towards the village ofTići, a visit to the new olive mill, and the old stone olive mill where you will have an intimate and informative estate olive mill tour and guided tasting of our artisan olive oils. Savour local artisan breads and brandy as well as the season’s freshest fruit and vegetables.



Villa Sveti Nikola is in the village of Prijevor whihc is less than one mile from the Jaz beach . . . the Riviera of Budva. It offers free Wi-Fi, barbecue facilities and a big terrace overlooking Jaz beach. All studios and apartments are air conditioned and equipped with cable TV, desks and a kitchenette with fridge. Sea view balconies are furnished with a table, chairs and sunshades.

There is free private parking on site with camera-surveillance. Trsteno beach is 3.2 km from the Villa and the centre of Budva is only 3.2 km away.


Med Mirabilis
Prvomajska 4
+382 69 621 670
+382 67 332 500
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