Days of seashells in northwestern Istria

  • 10Feb
  • ~
  • 19Mar


Tourist Boards of the cities of Umag-Novigrad-Brtonigla-Buje

Phone: +385 52 719 415

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

From 10.02. - 19.03.2017. gourmands will have an opportunity to savour delicious sea morsels at the Days of seashells organized by the tourist boards of Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje on the territory of north-western Istria.

Restaurants will offer imaginative menus! The culinary delicacies will be paired with premium local wines and olive oils this region is renowned for far and wide.

Istrian shells - scallops, mussels, sea truffles, Noah’s arks, queen scallops and oysters have a special flavour owing to clean sea. They are brought to the plate both wild-grown and cultivated. The shell cultivation tradition can be traced back to antiquity and scallops are most frequently harvested from the waters off the west coast of Istria, in the vicinity of a fresh water source, primarily at the estuary of the river of Mirna, known for premium samples.


They are best during winter, and whichever recipe you choose, you can’t go wrong. In stewed savoury sauce seasoned with classical spices like garlic and parsley, tomatoes, olive oil and white wine, with homemade pasta, in risottos, oven baked, grilled or in sophisticated modern combinations.

Below is a list of restaurants that are participating in the Days of Seashells including their menus and prices:

Due to weather and/or other reasons, particular ingredients (shellfish) may not be available as listed in the menu. Reservations are recommended.

Astarea Ronkova 9, Brtonigla +385 52 774 384 PDF
Da Paolo & Susanna Zambratija, Umag +385 52 759 147 PDF
Lux Casinò Hotel Mulino Škrile 75a, Buje +385 52 725 300 PDF
Navigare Sv. Anton 15, Novigrad +385 52 600 468 PDF
Porto Salvore Savudrija 5, Savudrija +385 52 759 213 PDF
San Benedetto Dajla 35, Novigrad +385 52 735 484 PDF
Silvano Marconi 10, Brtonigla +385 99 707 27 04 PDF
Tomato Rotonda ul. 2, Novigrad +385 99 575 7650 PDF

Bon appétit!

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