For the fourth year in a row there was held a manifestation of a humanitarian character named “Day of bitter orange”, organized by DEŠA – Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik bitter orange, on Candlemas, February 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., at the premises of Luža. This year too, we have named this event sweet-spicy event, since we take advantages of all the features of our sour orange to create outstanding products, from cakes that were prepared by Dubrovnik hotels and the pastries made by our volunteers to the various liqueurs. Our aim was to magnify the celebration of St. Blaise’s Day and to promote our orange and sour orange products, such as jam, arancini, liqueurs, various cookies and cakes. Visitors had an opportunity to taste the oysters from Ston with the slice of sour orange and a glass of wine from the vineyards of Pelješac and Korčula.
This humanitarian action and sweet – bitter event , with donations in delicacies and wines was supported by Dubrovnik hotels: Hotel Kompas, Hotel Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, the Grand Hotel Park Dubrovnik, Hotel Petka Dubrovnik, Valamar Lacroma, Hotels Maestral, Importanne Resort Hotel Neptun; patisseries Dolce Vita and Gabi, a bakery Galeta and restaurant Ampfora, and winery Vina Šarić Lastovo, Blato 1902 d.d. Blato, Winery Toreta Smokvica, OPG Tonći Didović Smokvica, Smokvica Winery, Winery Plasa Petrušac Smokvica, PZ Pošip Čara, PZ Nerica Čara , Mrgudić, Rozić, Violić – Jurica, Miličić, Madirazza, Philipp Wines,Bura and Antunović Liquors.
Despite the bad weather, our co-citizens responded to humanitarian action in a large number and expressed their generosity and solidarity. All revenues were paid to the League against cancer Korčula – Pelješac – Lastovo – Mljet.