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Gastronomic events in Istria

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International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

  • 25Jul
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  • 26Jul
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 , Gastronomic events , Umag

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

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 , Gastronomic events , Umag

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Karigador Fish Fest

  • 19Aug
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 19th August and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Karigador

Homemade is the Best

  • 22Aug
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  • 23Aug
Homemade is the Best is a fair of local products travelling along the Croatian Adriatic shore during summer, which will once again make a short stop in Novigrad’s town port, Mandrač.

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Tags : Regional delicacies , Gastronomic events , Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

St. Pelagius Celebration

  • 25Aug
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  • 28Aug
Every year Novigrad organises a festival in the name of its patron saint, St. Pelagije, a festival which is very well known and is considered a must-attend event. This city festivity will offer various cultural, entertaining and sport events during a couple of days. Central and most important part of the celebration will be from August 25 to 28th, full of music and entertaining events such as concerts, dances, sports competitions and the traditional fireworks at the end.

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Tags : Entertainment , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Gnam - gnam fest: Istria on a Plate

  • 09Sep
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...

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Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

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 : Winemakers , Buje , Gastronomic events , Food & Wine

Event Location: Buje

Sole fish days

  • 15Oct
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  • 30Nov
Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events. If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.

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

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

The Chestnut Fair or Kestenijada

  • 16Oct
In October in Oprtalj all is about one fruit - chestnut, which has an event dedicated to it, the Chestnut Fair or Kestenijada. The first event of its kind in Istria provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy this typical autumn fruit that grows in the forests of Oprtalj. Roasted chestnuts, chestnut cakes, dishes with chestnut, chestnut honey, and young wine are offered all day, with the products of many local producers of agricultural products where one can taste and buy local products like garlic, honey, wine, olive oil, pasta...

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Event Location: Oprtalj

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

Sole Fish Festival

  • 29Oct
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  • 30Oct
The Town of Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Board is organising its second festival ever dedicated to sole fish as a part of this year's Sole Days culinary event. Since the sole fish is called švoja in this part of Istria, the original event name is in fact Švojafest! The festival will be yet another of a total of 10 happenings of this year's Gnam gnam fest, a gourmet festival starting at the end of April and lasting all up to October. Gnam gnam fest celebrates one of the region's culinary specialties in each of its editions. You can have fun ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

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 , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Brtonigla

Martinje - Feast Day of St. Martin

  • 11Nov
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  • 13Nov
Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day. Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities.

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

Event Location: Momjan, Buje

Days of Momjan Muscat and Truffles

  • 13Nov
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  • 30Nov
Autumn brings plenty of gourmet manifestations in Northwest Istria. One of them will take place in Momjan on the occasion of St. Martin's Day (locally known as Martinje). Local winemakers and caterers will offer menus combining white truffle and Momjan Muscat as the Momjan Muscat and Truffle Days take place from 13 - 30 November 2016.

Days of Adriatic squid

  • 01Dec
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  • 08Jan
That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days od adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2016. until January 8th 2017. all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, in specified period, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.

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

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

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