Days of Adriatic squid

  • 01Dec
  • ~
  • 06Jan


Tourist Boards of the cities of Umag-Novigrad-Brtonigla-Buje


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

That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2018. until January 6th 2019. 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.

This gourmet manifestation, apart from presenting an additional motive for visiting North-west Istria at the time of Christmas holidays, is endeavoring to valorize remarkable squid from the Adriatic Sea, which is hunted just in winter period. It intends to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourage caterers to devise new and creative recipes based on this sea food.

From a cheap, almost despised food, squid are on the Adriatic coast in the last half century turned into a favorite specialty. They have a delicate taste of the sea and are an exquisite medium for different flavors. They can be treated aggressively, with vinegar, hot peppers and aromatic herbs, and gently, with a few drops of lemon and a bit of chives.

Small, thin and soft squid are better for baking whole, while those big thick suited to prepare meals which require long cooking, where it is well to cut or nick the inside. They are especially appreciated if they are caught with a special hook, so called “peškafonda”, instead with a fishing net.

A certain attention of the guests aims to be drawn about the essential difference between the Adriatic and those Patagonian squid or Californian one. Although the market is flooded with the latter, the first are far better starting point for culinary ventures.

Do not miss to taste the Adriatic squid, one of the most prominent delicacies of the rich Istrian table.

Below is a list of restaurants that are participating in the Days of Adriatic squid including their menus and prices:

Astarea Ronkova 9, Brtonigla +385 52 774 384 PDF
Melon Bujska 11, Umag +385 52 720 843 PDF
Lux Casino Hotel Mulino Škrile 75 a, Buje +385 725 300 PDF
Nono Umaška 35, Umag +385 52 740 160 PDF
Rondo Trg J.B.T. 4, Buje +385 52 772 898 PDF
San Bendetto Dajla 35, Novigrad +385 52 735 484 PDF
Vila Vilola Umaška 2 a, Savudrija +385 52 759 940 PDF


Due to weather and/or other reasons, particular ingredients (squid) may not be available as listed in the menu. Reservations are recommended.

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