Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Board
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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 the specialties made by numerous Novigrad's restaurants and taverns, winemakers, olive growers, souvenir manufacturers..., within the programme there will be show-cooking of several dishes from scallops. The manifestation will of course include an appropriate music and animation programme, with traditional music, funny games, children's corner with animation, etc.
During ''the scallop weekend'' caterers will provide a special offer of dishes based on this shellfish. By this gourmet manifestation Novigrad marks the beginning of the tourist season.
The weekend of Novigrad Scallop Night will also provide an opportunity to sample tasty meals featuring these and other fresh shellfish from the Novigrad waters at restaurants, local konoba and other food vendors in and around Novigrad. As festival partners they will offer menus based on our famed kapesante and other shellfish. While the event at Mandrač will offer an opportunity to sample Mediterranean scallops and their maritime cousins in some diverse and very special culinary arrangements, our gourmet partners will offer many traditional shellfish-based meals at their food venues – perhaps some very simple but irresistible grilled scallops, or a heady and aromatic shellfish buzara, or a risotto or any of the numerous pastas with the very best fresh shellfish fished in the waters of Novigrad. Whatever you choose – you've chosen well!
We invite you to visit the northwest of Istria-Novigrad during Gnam-Gnam Fest-An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops and to enjoy all the delicacies prepared with Jacobs' Scallops.