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Gastronomic events in Istria

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Days of asparagus in Istria

  • 23Mar
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  • 15May
During March, April and May the tenth Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true "asparagus lovers" an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus, ranging from the renowned "fritaja" (omelettes), soups, homemade pastas and risottos to ingenious combinations with meat and fish and scrumptious desserts.

Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

  • 13May
Every year Novigrad prepares a series of themed culinary events under the common denominator - GnamGnam. The name probably doesn't require any further explanation, since everyone knows what is hidden behind this subtle onomatopoeia - something very delicious! In May this will be omega-3 rich bluefish and their most well-known representative - the PILCHARD. Incredibly healthy, nutritious, tasty and affordable, pilchards have fed generations of Mediterranean families, and they now return to the table in a number of imaginative ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Istria Wine and Walk

  • 21May
We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy an 11 km long inspiring walk, meet 8 first-class Istrian winemakers, 8 local producers and caterers and delight in 7 tasting stops. Join us and don't forget to bring your camera and take the award-winning photo of the 2nd Istria Wine & Walk!

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Tags : Winemakers , Gastronomic events , Food & Wine

Event Location: Buje

Wine cellars Open doors Day

  • 29May
The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their production - the superior Istrian wine, welcoming the streams of guests and wine-tasters with lots of stamina and attention. Since there are numerous internationally recognized top-notch cellars in this small region of ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Buje , Umag , Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Novigrad

Event Location: Wine road of the Buje area

An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

  • 03Jun
The gastronomic manifestation celebrating scallops as well as other shellfish and seafood, promoting Novigrad as an important gastronomic destination with specific gastronomic specialties. The Novigrad scallop which, according to many, is the best in the world, definitely belongs to this group. The programme will take place in the town harbour, the so called Mandrač, and the offer of dishes with scallop and other shellfish at symbolic prices will be spread over a several dozen meters long table along Mandrač. The offer will include ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

In the kingdom of Muškat wine

  • 22Jul
Enological and cultural manifestation "In the empire of Muscat" will be held at a picturesque location in the vicinity of the medieval Momiano castle for the sixth time. Momjanski Muškat is a dry, sweet wine of a deep golden colour with an aroma reminiscent of wild carnations, roses and sage. Over the centuries, it has created its kingdom on the hills surrounding Momjan, a picturesque village near Buje. The tasting of this typically Istrian wine is a special pleasure and its fans will get an opportunity to taste Muscats presented by ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Buje , Gastronomic events , Winemakers

Event Location: Momjan, Buje

Karigador Fish Fest

  • 22Jul
Imagine a relaxing summer evening besides the sea with good company, the aroma of fresh fish on the grill and the sound of the accordion. Pay a visit to the Karigador Fish Fest on 22 July and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Gastronomic events , Brtonigla

Event Location: Karigador

International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

  • 27Jul
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  • 28Jul
Popular among the inhabitants and the guests, the historic festival Sepomaia viva invites some ancient times when Istria was ruled by the Romans. White wine was drunk with honey, and rose petals were added to the red one. The life flourished in the rustic villas around the present-day Umag, and the standard of beauty and cuisine were different than today. That was between the 1st and the 4th c. AD, in the times when a part of the north-western part of Istrian coast near Umag was known under the name of Sepomaia.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Trg svetog Martina

Tomato Days

  • 28Jul
The beginning of the main tomato harvest in Istria in early August also signifies the beginning of the Tomato Days in Umag. This gastronomic event is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations. At the main square in Umag, along the entertaining programmes, you can also taste the dishes based on this vegetable, the real source of health and vitality. It is mostly šalša, the popular tomato sauce, with various types of pasta, which is the ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

The Holiday of Grapes

  • 16Sep
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  • 18Sep
Buje is a place of fertile fields and vineyards. It has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land. In early times, the festival symbolically marked the start of the grape-harvesting season. Today, it is a prominent and well-known celebration with a variety of programmes, numerous games, tasting sessions, music and dance. Local farming traditions are manifested in hundreds of ways during the festivities, while at the same time thanks is given for the soil’s fertility. Gathering in a ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Buje , Gastronomic events , Winemakers

Event Location: Buje

Tuberfest - the Istrian truffle days

  • 22Oct
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  • 23Oct
Known as a supreme delicacy ever since the times of the Mesopotamian rulers, Roman emperors, the French court and the Austro - Hungarian monarchs, the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide. In the heart of the Mirna river valley a hundred years ago a place called Livade has developed and since the beginning of the 20th century when in the valley of the Mirna river white truffles were discovered, this little place has become world famous as the center of the famous Istrian white truffle. In ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Truffles

Event Location: Livade

Mushroom days

  • 29Oct
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  • 30Oct
This year, following the end of a successful mushroom picking season, the eleventh manifestation dedicated to the autumn forest delicacy - mushroom will be held in Brtonigla. The traditional celebration of mushrooms "Mushroom days" will be organized by the Buje area mushroom pickers' association "Boletus" - Brtonigla branch, in cooperation with the Brtonigla Tourist Board and the Municipality of Brtonigla. Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Gastronomic events , Brtonigla

Event Location: Brtonigla

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