Istrian landscapes in autumn colours show hundreds of shades of yellow, orange and red, while the rich gastronomic offer will attract even the picky ones.
Numerous events like f.e. Teran and truffle festival, Istrian schnapps exhibit or chestnut fest are waiting for their guests. Don’t forget to visit Rovinj and taste the menus made out of Istrian delicacies in a number of restaurants.
Chestnuts for happiness
October in Oprtalj is all about chestnuts and chestnut fest.
Spend a pleasant autumn day with baked chestnuts and a glass of new wine, taste various sweet as well as salted dishes with chestnuts..
Don’t forget to buy chestnuts to take home as it is always a good idea to carry three chestnuts for happiness!
A festival dedicated to teran and truffle
A one day gastronomic event dedicated to teran and truffle is held mid-October in medieval Motovun. It is an ideal place to have a view at the Motovun forest where truffles grow.
Teran fits perfectly into the peninsula’s autumn shades with its ruby red colour. This is a strong flavoured wine which is best paired with prosciutto, cheese as well as meat and game dishes. Another festival star is the truffle, the underground Istrian treasure without which the modern gourmand cuisine would be unimaginable. Cheers and bon apetit!
A shot for good health
Did you know most of schnapps producers are in northern and central Istria?
Stories on its benefits are being transferred from generation to generation and many people come to the world’s smallest town, Hum, to the exhibit of Istrian schnapps where they can taste different varieties and hear the stories.
Try the ones made of herbs or fruit. The most famous are ruda and biska accompanied by the ones with honey, st. John’s wort, sour cherry, mint, walnut...
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to try Rovinj’s delicacies in the famous restaurants at affordable prices.
Choose fish or meat menu and book your table in one of the restaurants that are part of the event On the Way of Rovinj’s Delicacies.
Istria Gourmet Festival
The aim of the Istria Gourmet Festival is to meet new world trends and a perspective on developing Istrian eno gastronomy.
With top notch lecture and the show cooking of renowned chefs who received Michelin stars, this festival offers an opportunity to mingle and exchange experiences.
During the festival, 3 gala dinners with renowned chefs will be held.