Gastronomy in Istria
Istrian cuisine will enchant you with its variety and balance. Sometimes you will experience the Mediterranean side of Istrian cuisine; at other times, its continental side. Adapting readily to the seasons of the year, it always uses the best olive oils and a variety of excellent wines. No matter what time of year you visit Istria, you will find istrian food and gastronomy to be equally strong, passionate and intense.
Treat your senses with tastes and smells of the Mediterranean and enjoy the the extraodinary Croatian food prepared just for you.
You are a passionate gourmand and you want to get to know Istria in your own way? This is where you will find an overview of delicious and traditional dishes which you must taste.
As the Istrian tradition orders, the emphasis is exclusively on natural ingredients, meat and fish, self-grown plants, aromatic spices and seasonal vegetables.
During your gourmet travel through blue and green Istria, you will recognise some interesting historical, geographic and climate specificities of the peninsula.
Regular events are held in nortwest Istria to celebrate the regions growing talent for providing gourmet cooking using local sourced ingredients. Specially themed events include 'Shellfish Days', 'Asparagus Days', 'Sole Fish Days' and 'Days of Adriatic Squid' during which local restaurants and taverns provide guests with specially priced menus featuring these local delicacies.
Gault&Millau, one of the most influential French restaurant guides, founded as early as 1965, issues annual restaurant and wine guides, as well as monthly and bimonthly magazines on the subject of restaurants and food, and publishes special editions across Europe.