Captain Tomislav and Chef Vedrana
Captain Tomislav Cirjak, born 1983 in Zagreb, Croatia, has been on the sea most of his life. It started with fun fishing with the family as a little boy, then recreational sailing at first which turned into a passion and later a job.
He completed his Yacht Master 100 BT license in Zagreb, as well as D2 Basic Safety and GMDSS license. Tomislav graduated at the University of Kinesiology (human movement) exercise & sports sciences in Zagreb, where he majored in Sailing. He has been working as a skipper from 2009. As a highly trained and experienced yachtsman, Tomislav has always been winning high plaudits from his clients for his friendly character, his calm attitude to problem-solving and his commitment to putting his clients’ interests first. Tomislav is fluent in English, Advanced SCUBA diver & skiing instructor.
A competent captain, approachable at all time, and will be as discrete or engaged as you wish him to be. Tomislav's hobbies include fishing, underwater fishing & photography.
Tomislavs favorite places on Adriatic Coats are Korcula & Bisevo Bay.
Hostess/Chef Vedrana Radanovic (age 29) was born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia, but has spent most of her adult life travelling. She has visited Portugal, UK, Belgium, Austria, Spain, neighbouring Slovenia often, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Italy, USA (California & Los Vegas); and for the last year and a half lived and worked in Canada.
Vedrana always loved to work in the people business, from film festivals through wedding organizations to jobs in gastronomy, where she has discovered her passion for cuisine. As a wine lover, Vedrana has completed the third level of WSET London School, which is recognized in 70 countries worldwide.
She is fluent in English & Spanish, loves bike riding, tennis, volleyball and piano playing.
Her favourite places on Adriatic Coats are Lastovo, Vis & Blue Cave on Bisevo always takes her breath away. Vedrana's mission is making your holiday on Arctic Queen the best you ever had - a truly royal experience.
ARCTIC QUEEN SAMPLE MENU
- MEDITERRANEAN BREAKFAST
Buffet style breakfast, the spread of fresh products from the local market.
Fresh bread, toast, bagels, Milk, butter, Fresh fruits, cereals, oatmeal, Yogurts, Croissant, homemade jams, honey and spreads, variety of local cheese (sheep, goat, cow) and cold cuts (ham, prosciutto, pancetta, salamis) Eggs (boiled, poached, scrambled, sunny side up, ham and eggs, omelettes) Pancakes
- TAPAS CROATIAN STYLE
Mixed plate or bites that present local flavours:
Melon & prosciutto, marinated watermelon with basil & goat cheese, zucchini flower & variety of local cheeses
Tuna marinated in olive oil & soya sauce
All paired with local Croatian wines, produced in the area.
Creamy pumpkin or zucchini soup
Ginger & carrot gazpacho
Fish or meat Carpaccio
Cold chicken salad with sesame
Avocado with feta cheese and walnuts
Orange with almonds & lamb’s lettuce in sour sauce
- FISH DISHES
Sicilian fish (baked with potatoes, rosemary, cherry tomatoes &olives)
Scampi in green sauce with pasta
Marinated tuna steak with Dalmatian potatoes &steamed vegetables
Adriatic shrimp & zucchini risotto
- MEAT DISHES
Turkey with orange souse & mashed beetroot
Marinated pork loin with sage & creamy cauliflower
Beef burger with shi-take mushrooms and lemongrass in buns topped with honey, mustard and baked hazelnuts
Seasoned warm/cold chicken with vegetables, cashews & sesame
Pasta with traditional fresh tomatoes salsa & basil
Ravioli stuffed with beet, cottage cheese in pesto made from walnuts, almonds and sage
Vegetarian sample menu is available upon request
- SWEET TOOTH/DESERTS
Panna cotta with honey & basil
Sponge cake with pear & rum
Fruit salad & ice cream