IGG Istria Gourmet Guide

Istria Gourmet Guide

Northern Istria

Tour 1
Lighthouse – your guide through gourmet experiences
Light up your love as well as your taste buds by getting to know Savudrija and its lighthouse. Popular Sole Fish Days and numerous gastronomic events organized in the north-west Istria will provide your palate with a true gastronomic fireworks experience.

Tour 2
Gourmet adventure across north-west Istria
Spice up your adventure along idyllic and winding paths of north-west Istria with asparagus, the queen of spring. Numerous dishes ranging from frittatas to sweet desserts are the best way to learn about this exceptional self-seeding plant.

Tour 3
Umag: gourmet game, set and match
Apart from supreme matches played by some of the world's best ranked tennis players, Umag teems with the abundance of gourmet possibilities. Days of Sole Fish, Adriatic Squid, Mushrooms are all different opportunities to see numerous ways in which these extraordinary ingredients can be prepared.

Tour 4
Queen scallops from Novigrad
A picturesque port of Novigrad, Mandrač, framed by multicoloured medieval houses, offers numerous gastronomic surprises. One simply must stop here and taste a scallop from the Novigrad aquatorium, said to be the best in the world due to the specific feature of this location where the fresh and saltwater mix.

Tour 5
Four soils for four experiences
Some of the best Istrian wines are produced in this unique region, characterized by its four soils. Brtonigla has dedicated the entire festival to Istrian Malvasia, a proud wine queen with elegant and fruity tones.

Tour 6
Momjan musketeers' muscat
Taste the Muscat, the pride of Momjan, which will simply knock your socks off. Momjan Muscat is also the first wine in Croatia awarded the designation of origin following the Croatia's accession to the EU.

Tour 7
Veli Jože and Teran
Two Istrian giants will delight all those who dare to meet them, in Motovun! Days of Veli Jože, the most famous Istrian giant, are an ideal opportunity to step into a world of imagination together with teran, a ruby red Istrian wine, following you on your every step across the Motovun area.

Tour 8
Medieval towns
Located on hilltops, Istrian medieval towns give out a magic aura. The truffle, a well known gastronomic delicacy woven into the soil surrounding these romantic towns, contributes to their mystique. All truffle related tales will be told to you in numerous restaurants.

Tour 9
Buzet - the town of truffles
The best location for learning about the truffle, a powerful underground aphrodisiac, is in Buzet, a town in north Istria. All its secrets can be discovered during the Truffle Days, when the citizens of Buzet celebrate this precious treat. A gigantic frittata made from more than 2000 eggs and as many as 10 kg of truffles will leave you breathless!