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  • 10Nov ~ 12Nov

    Martinje - Feast Day of St. Martin

    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. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Buje , Gastronomic events
  • 28Oct ~ 29Oct

    Mushroom days

    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 raise the awareness of the importance of preservation, proper picking and identification of numerous mushroom varieties, as well as the relevance of mushrooms, especially in the dietary sense. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 21Oct ~ 22Oct

    5th Mushroom Days in Novigrad

    Join us in the common mushroom gathering for an interesting two-day program and enjoy the smells and flavours of nature. Mushroom exhibition, tasting of mushroom dishes, entertainment program, and more… Read more

    Tags : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 16Sep ~ 18Sep

    The Holiday of Grapes

    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 great allegorical procession, residents and their guests reminisce about work done in the fields, and the harvesting and processing of the grapes. They also announce the beginning of autumn activities that take place in the wine cellars. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Buje , Gastronomic events
  • 08Sep

    Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

    The fourth in a series of gourmet events, which make up this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival Gnam-gnam Fest, is dedicated to the sardine and other oily fish. It has long been known that oily fish, perhaps the most widely known of which is the sardine, are a very rich source of protein, unsaturated omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and vitamins of the B group, making them a particularly healthy and desirable part of our diet. If you wish to reduce the level of cholesterol in your body, improve the elasticity of blood vessel walls and in this way aid the regulation of your blood pressure and reduce the risk of clogged blood vessels, the sardine and other oily fish – anchovies, mackerel, tuna – should be on your table as often as possible. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad , Gastronomic events
  • 25Aug ~ 28Aug

    St. Pelagius Celebration

    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. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad , Entertainment
  • 15Aug ~ 16Aug

    Creative Magic of Istria

    The Creative Magic of Istria is a new exhibition-sales manifestation organized by the Association “Razvoj” from Pula. The purpose of the event is to enrich the offer and show, in a creative manner, that it is the very people who keep the tradition alive and create with their own hands, who carry over the memory of a place. They do it through the products they represent themselves with or through their delicacies, invoking the characteristic local flavour and scent. Read more

    Tags : Events , Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 14Aug ~ 16Aug

    St. Roch’s Feast

    Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town. What to do at St Roch’s Feast? For those coming for great food, Brtonigla offers typical Istrian dishes in taverns and agro tourist locations, as well at the street stalls. The greatest specialty is ox on the spit! The local farmers’ produce can be tasted within the folk’s fair where you can see and buy the traditional Istrian artefacts and souvenirs. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla
  • 31Jul ~ 01Aug

    International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

    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. Read more

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

    Tomato Days

    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 constituent part of every Mediterranean summer menu. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events
  • 21Jul

    In the kingdom of Muškat wine

    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 ninth 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 the Momiano Muscateers, winemakers Kozlović, Markežić, Sinković, Prelac and Brajko. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Buje , Gastronomic events
  • 09Jul

    Colours of tradition -The feast of the threshing

    Our interesting afternoon itinerary will take you to Brtonigla, a village situated on a hill, surrounded by numerous vineyards and olive groves, only 10 minutes away from the sea. You will travel back in time by visiting and participating in old crafts workshops, during which the hosts will introduce you to the crafts of their grandfathers. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Regional delicacies
  • 02Jun

    An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

    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 the specialties made by numerous Novigrad's restaurants and taverns, winemakers, olive growers, souvenir manufacturers..., within the programme there will be show-cooking of several dishes from scallops. The manifestation will of course include an appropriate music and animation programme, with traditional music, funny games, children's corner with animation, etc. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 28May

    Wine cellars Open doors Day

    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 Umag-Novigrad, there is no doubt that you will taste there some of the best wines that are presently offered in Croatia. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Umag , Novigrad , Buje , Gastronomic events
  • 14May

    Gnam-Gnam Fest: The sea on a Plate

    The sea on a Plate is the second 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 local fish specialties and seafood dishes. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 21Apr ~ 23Apr

    Asparagus Festivity

    Enjoy asparagus in a thousand ways From 21 till 23 April 2017, 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 asparagus picking skills are learned at a young age. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Buje , Gastronomic events
  • 11Mar ~ 12Mar

    Oleum olivarum in Krasica

    On March 11-12, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 20th "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. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Olive oil , Buje
  • 18Feb ~ 19Feb

    Choco and wine fest

    Passionate chocolate lovers always on the quest for more in the sweet world of chocolate tastes and flavours are invited to the fifth Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla, revealing the new trends of pairing chocolate with wine to its visitors. The festival will be held on Saturday, 18th and Sunday 19th February 2017. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 14Nov ~ 30Nov

    Days of Momjan Muscat and Truffles

    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 14 - 30 November 2016. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Truffles , Buje
  • 22Oct ~ 23Oct

    Tuberfest - the Istrian truffle days

    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 Istria there are several fairs and festivals dedicated to the truffle, but since 1994, during October the visit to Tuberfest - the fair of Istrian white truffles, is an exceptional opportunity to see and taste white truffle. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Truffles
  • 16Oct

    The Chestnut Fair or Kestenijada

    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... Read more

    Tags : Entertainment , Gastronomic events , Food & Wine
  • 19Aug

    Karigador Fish Fest

    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. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 15Aug

    Creative Magic of Istria

    The Creative Magic of Istria is a new exhibition-sales manifestation organized by the Association “Razvoj” from Pula. The purpose of the event is to enrich the offer and show, in a creative manner, that it is the very people who keep the tradition alive and create with their own hands, who carry over the memory of a place. They do it through the products they represent themselves with or through their delicacies, invoking the characteristic local flavour and scent. Read more

    Tags : Events , Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 09Aug

    Creative Magic of Istria

    The Creative Magic of Istria is a new exhibition-sales manifestation organized by the Association “Razvoj” from Pula. The purpose of the event is to enrich the offer and show, in a creative manner, that it is the very people who keep the tradition alive and create with their own hands, who carry over the memory of a place. They do it through the products they represent themselves with or through their delicacies, invoking the characteristic local flavour and scent. Read more

    Tags : Events , Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 27Jul ~ 28Jul

    Creative Magic of Istria

    The Creative Magic of Istria is a new exhibition-sales manifestation organized by the Association “Razvoj” from Pula. The purpose of the event is to enrich the offer and show, in a creative manner, that it is the very people who keep the tradition alive and create with their own hands, who carry over the memory of a place. They do it through the products they represent themselves with or through their delicacies, invoking the characteristic local flavour and scent. Read more

    Tags : Events , Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 22Jul

    Karigador Fish Fest

    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. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 24Jun ~ 25Jun

    Festival of Istrian Malvasia

    Brtonigla traditionally hosts the Festival of Istrian Malvasia, the queen of regional wines. It is a refreshing, elegant wine, containing a fruity note and, thanks to its low percentage of alcohol, is ideal for consuming with light meals. This popular festival in Brtonigla nurtures the traditional savouring of this top-quality wine, and it brings together local tastes, traditions and entertainment. Guests are welcomed by renowned vintners who throw open the doors to their underground treasures, while telling tales and anecdotes of the path of thorns that leads to the creation of top-quality wine. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla
  • 23Jun

    Wine Night, CampingIN Park Umag

    Presentation of the Festival of Istrian Malvasia, the oldest wine festival in Istria characterized by a wealth of flavors, entertainment, traditions and customs accompanied by musical notes. Promotion, offer, tasting and... Read more

    Tags : Brtonigla , Events , Gastronomic events , Food & Wine
  • 01May

    9th Traditional Nova Vas Spring Omelette

    An event dedicated to a spring delicacy - asparagus, organised this year for the 9th time by the Luciana tavern from Nova Vas. The programme includes a rich selection of food and wine, as well as local products. Tournaments in the card games briškula and trešeta are also held, as is a contest for the longest asparagus. The event is enriched by the cultural programme of the Nova Vas Italian Community and an accordion players’ meeting. Read more

    Tags : Brtonigla , Food & Wine
  • 05Sep ~ 06Sep

    Shabby chic style fair

    Our interesting afternoon itinerary will take you to Brtonigla, a village situated on a hill, surrounded by numerous vineyards and olive groves, only 10 minutes away from the sea. You will travel back in time by visiting and participating in old crafts workshops, during which the hosts will introduce you to the crafts of their grandfathers. Read more

    Tags : Regional delicacies , Events , Food & Wine
  • 03Sep

    Karigador Fish Fest

    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 11th June and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 19Aug

    Karigador Fish Fest

    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 11th June and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 07Aug

    Gnam-Gnam Fest

    Novigrad Tourist Board once again organises the famous gourmet festival under the suggestive title - Gnam Gnam Fest. It is a gourmet festival that brings together a total of ten events, starting in late April and lasting all the way to October. Each of the individual events is dedicated to one of the culinary specialties of the region. The culinary theme of late April or early May (this year on 3 May) is the wild asparagus, in mid-May (17 May) it is the sardine or oily fish in general, while the first weekend in June (6 and 7 June) Gnam Gnam Fest is dedicated to the Novigrad scallop and other shellfish. July (3 July) and August (7 August), on the other hand, bring two editions of the festival where visitors will be presented with all the seafood of the Adriatic Sea: delicious and imaginative dishes based on shellfish, molluscs, fish... while the two editions of the event in September (13 and 20 September) will offer the specialties of Istrian cuisine that, besides seafood, include the cuisine typical of the continental part of Istria. This interesting gastronomic story will be concluded in October (10 October) with Mushroom Days, when the offer includes the dishes made from the "queen of the forest." Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad
  • 01Apr ~ 01Jun

    San Rocco spring packages

    Family boutique hotel San Rocco is situated in Brtonigla, a typical Istrian hill town, known as the “town of wine”. Our guests can expect a luxurious rural pastoral in the green inland of Istria, as regularly reaffirmed by the Fernetich family with rewards for the best small family hotel on the Adriatic. Although wellness San Rocco offers tailored, weekend or seven-day arrangements, you can also choose to spend here a single afternoon after a hard day. The superior offer of our gourmet restaurant recommended by the global gastronomic guides, will contribute to the special charm of your stay in the romantic setting of San Rocco. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla
  • 02May ~ 04May

    Crofish & Umag Land

    The full splendour of the perfect harmony of nature and gastronomy will be revealed at these fairs. The variety and harmony of first-class olive oils, top quality wines, fresh sea fish and other sea food available for tasting throughout these manifestations will leave no visitor indifferent. For our fishery, as a specific segment of the economy, to survive and flourish, fair manifestations like Crofish, held for the seventh time this year, are essential. Its sponsors, the Town of Umag and the Istrian County, are investing tremendous effort to present fishermen with everything they need for their work in one place. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Sport , Umag , Gastronomic events
  • 14Mar ~ 16Mar

    Malvasia Tour

    In March, when the sun begins to shine and it is warmer, when the days are longer and more when Malvasia is ready to taste .... We propose a special weekend for lovers of Istrian Malvasia... Reach 5 wineries for a distance of approx 65 km and at the end, once completed all the steps you will return to the Villa Rosetta. At each winery you will taste their Malvasia with an appetizer. We will ask You a question about the Istrian Malvasia in which you have to answer correctly. On the card you received at the start the winery will affix a stamp that will prove you have answer correctly. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Gastronomic events
  • 27Feb ~ 02Mar

    IAGI-International Art of Gastronomy in Istria

    From February 27th to March 2nd, the third international congress titled International Art of Gastronomy in Istria, of relevance for both Croatia and Istria, a meeting place of eminent experts and chefs from around the globe, with the main topics of autochthonous cuisine and international gastronomic heritage and the role of women in gastronomy, is going to take place in hotel Sol Garden Istria**** in Umag. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Umag
  • 13Feb ~ 09Mar

    Pearls of Istria in late winter

    Apart from being one of the most romantic times of the year, the period from St.Valentine’s Day until Women’s Day on March 8 is also the time when excellent Istrian malvazija and muscat wines become ‘serious’, when olive oils are at their best, when nets bestow large pleasures on local fishermen, and products made during a recently finished ‘pig slaughtering’ ritual are slowly drying swayed by the bura wind... Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Wellness hotels
  • 06Jul

    Folk & wine festival

    Find out what life was like when bread was painstakingly made by hand and actual thirst quenched with wine at Folk & wine festival in Brtonigla. This summer manifestation is conceived as an instant journey to the Istrian past - visitors become a part of centuries-long traditions presented through work, games, folk dances, traditional cuisine and dress styles of our grandparents. Surrounded with hectares of wheat, grapevine and olive oil, the inhabitants of Brtonigla have always been an agricultural force in the region and the mills in the nearby valley of the river of Mirna ground grains from the surrounding fields. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events
  • 17Aug

    Beach party

    Hotel Maestral Beach. Live music, DJ and gastronomic offer.

    Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad , Gastronomic events
  • 21Jul ~ 01Aug

    Istria Gourmet Festival in Umag

    Enjoy excellent food and wine during this year's Istria Gourmet Festival! Besides excellent tennis and music, the ATP Studena Croatia Open’s programme which takes place in Umag once again this year includes the accompanying oenology and gastronomy festival. Within a series of dynamic events under the common name Istria Gourmet Festival, the organizers will, during the tournament, present the aces of north-western Istria with regard to the excellent food and wine. Read more

    Tags : Food & Wine , Olive oil , Winemakers , Truffles , Umag

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