Ino Kuvacic is a Melbourne-based, Croatian born restaurateur
with a long-time desire to share - and celebrate - the food of his
coastal homeland on the Dalmatian coast. His Port Melbourne
restaurant Dalmatino is an enduring part of the city's restaurant
scene. And Dalmatia is very much an extension of that
success, spreading the word about a cuisine that he believes
matches that the country's more acclaimed Mediterranean
Ino returns to his home city of Split every year, visiting family and friends and reconnecting with the evolving food scene there. He is passionate about a country that he describes as being at the crossroads of many cultures and influences. The food, especially, is regional, and this book is about sharing dishes that are a product of the south (Dalmatia Primorje, Istria), where fish, seafood, tomatoes and olives feature heavily.