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Gastronomic events in Istria

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Days of seashells in northwestern Istria

  • 13Feb
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  • 20Mar
From 13.02. - 20.03.2016. 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 at favourable prices! 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 ...

Choco and wine fest

  • 20Feb
Passionate chocolate lovers always on the quest for more in the sweet world of chocolate tastes and flavours are invited to the fourth Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla, revealing the new trends of pairing chocolate with wine to its visitors. The festival will be held on Saturday, 20st February 2016, from noon until 7 pm within the premises of the future Museum of Wine and Rural Production as well as in the area around the building. On that day, you will be able to enjoy a menu that will, in a special way, blend chocolate and wine with the ...

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

Event Location: Brtonigla

Oleum olivarum in Krasica

  • 12Mar
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  • 13Mar
On March 12-13, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 19th "Oleum olivarum", one of the oldest olive oil fairs in Croatia. Over time, the manifestation developed into an international festival of olive oils participated in by scientific-research institutions, olive growers and olive oil manufacturers from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.

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Tags : Buje , Food & Wine , Olive oil

Event Location: Krasica

Days of asparagus in Istria

  • 21Mar
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  • 15May
During March, April and May the ninth Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true "asparagus lovers" an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus, ranging from the renowned "fritaja" (omelettes), soups, homemade pastas and risottos to ingenious combinations with meat and fish and scrumptious desserts.

Asparagus Festivity

  • 01Apr
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  • 03Apr
From 01 till 03 April 2016, Kaštel nearby Buje will host an already traditional gastronomic manifestation, Asparagus Festival, which is once again waiting for you with a handful of interesting things and pleasures based on wild asparagus. Since the asparagus has become a true symbol of Kaštel, every year a varied cultural-entertainment, wine-gastronomic and sports program is prepared in its honour, attracting an increasing number of visitors, local product manufacturers, professional and amateur athletes, volunteers and children, because ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Buje

Event Location: Kaštel

Ottava Fiorini

  • 02Apr
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  • 03Apr
Cakes and flowers are a best welcoming invitation to the village of Fiorini in the vicinity of Brtonigla, in the northwest of the Istrian peninsula. The celebration of Ottava, as the first Sunday after Easter is called in the local dialect, opens the festivity season after a long lent period, reminding us of the joyous welcome to the warmer days of spring accompanied by sports, song and dance. Owing to the unity and diligence of its inhabitants, Fiorini has long been known as a prosperous and organized settlement, as seen by the old ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Brtonigla , Food & Wine

Event Location: Fiorini, Brtonigla

Gnam-Gnam Festival: Asparagus day

  • 30Apr
Asparagus is one of the most appreciated wild plant varieties growing in Istria, picked from mid March to late April. Since it grows in less accessible places, often protected by thorny bushes, its picking requires eye of a hawk, iron will and not being afraid of an occasional scratch. Asparagus is a well-known keeper of health and in terms of nutrition, an excellently balanced foodstuff. We needn't neglect the fact that this wonderful plant has been considered an aphrodisiac from times immemorial due to its high vitamin E content, ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

  • 13May
Every year Novigrad prepares a series of themed culinary events under the common denominator - GnamGnam. The name probably doesn't require any further explanation, since everyone knows what is hidden behind this subtle onomatopoeia - something very delicious! In May this will be omega-3 rich bluefish and their most well-known representative - the PILCHARD. Incredibly healthy, nutritious, tasty and affordable, pilchards have fed generations of Mediterranean families, and they now return to the table in a number of imaginative ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Wine cellars Open doors Day

  • 29May
The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their production - the superior Istrian wine, welcoming the streams of guests and wine-tasters with lots of stamina and attention. Since there are numerous internationally recognized top-notch cellars in this small region of ...

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

Event Location: Wine road of the Buje area

An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

  • 04Jun
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 ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

In the kingdom of Muškat wine

  • 22Jul
Enological and cultural manifestation "In the empire of Muscat" will be held at a picturesque location in the vicinity of the medieval Momiano castle for the sixth time. Momjanski Muškat is a dry, sweet wine of a deep golden colour with an aroma reminiscent of wild carnations, roses and sage. Over the centuries, it has created its kingdom on the hills surrounding Momjan, a picturesque village near Buje. The tasting of this typically Istrian wine is a special pleasure and its fans will get an opportunity to taste Muscats presented by ...

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

Event Location: Momjan, Buje

Karigador Fish Fest

  • 22Jul
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 22 July and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Brtonigla , Food & Wine

Event Location: Karigador

International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

  • 27Jul
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  • 28Jul
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 : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Umag

Event Location: Trg svetog Martina

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 : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Umag

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

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 : Buje , Food & Wine , Winemakers , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Buje

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