Istria on a Plate is the fourth in a series of gourmet events, part of this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival, which begins in late April and runs through to October. Each of these events focuses on one aspect of the local cuisine and this one is dedicated to Istrian dishes, both from its coastal and interior regions.
Istria on a Plate will be held on the 15 of September and will take place in the great setting of Novigrad's Diocesan Park, located in the historical town core at the feet of the city’s bell tower and under its centuries-old pine trees, just a few steps from the sea. The event offers a real treat for the palate and all the other senses. The event will include a gastro-table where your hosts and the event organisers will offer the best and tastiest dishes prepared for this special occasion.
Our experienced chefs will prepare a number of novel and imaginative degustation dishes based on Istrian delicacies you'll have an opportunity to try with some of the top wines produced by local winemakers.
A small fair accompanying the event will offer agricultural and other products produced locally by diligent hands – with, of course, a little help from Mother Nature. You'll have an opportunity to sample – and to buy at promotional prices – excellent extra virgin olive oils, cheeses and other dairy products, prosciutto and other cured meat products, homemade noodles, tasty sweets, natural cosmetics and much, much more.
There will also be an exhibition of handmade original local souvenirs and other handicrafts available for purchase and a music and animation programme with a nice, unobtrusive musical backdrop to the whole event of traditional music and dance.
The weekend of the Istria on a Plate event will provide an opportunity to sample tasty meals characteristic of the rich and diverse cuisine of this region at restaurants, local konoba and other food vendors in and around Novigrad. As festival partners they will offer menus focused on the delicacies of Istrian cuisine. While the Istria on a Plate event at Mandrač will offer an opportunity to sample some diverse and very special culinary arrangements, our gourmet partners will offer many traditional dishes characteristic of the Istrian peninsula at their food venues. It will be an excellent opportunity to see first hand why Istria is also a culinary Terra Magica!
Starting at 7:00 PM