Istrian dishes are a unique combination of nature's fruit from inland Istria and the freshness of the sea on the table
Istrian parma ham, truffles, cheese and honey, sausages and ombolo, fish and shellfish, asparagus, manestras, olive oil and top Istrian wines... and the gourmands will feel at home .
Dishes of the Blue Istria are a real challenge for all gourmands – choose something from the rich offer of white and blue fish and various mussels. Aromatic soups, tasty stews, refreshing crabmeat and octopus salads, salted anchovies, rich risottos or, simply, grilled fish, vouch for your top gastronomic experience.
Dishes of the Green Istria are prepared in the authentic atmosphere of taverns and wine cellars are indeed an exceptional gourmand experience. You must taste fuži or gnocchi in venison or farm chicken stew, ombolo and manestra. Do not miss tasting the renowned Istrian parma ham with sheeps cheese, toasted bread and obligatory olive oil. With a glass of good wine and in pleasant company, this experience will make you want to repeat it!
However, we must not forget the truffle – the very top of the Istrian gastronomy. Since the times of the Roman rule, the truffle has been an inspiration for top gourmand ventures. This aphrodisiac of a strong and characteristic aroma, grows in the woods in the Mirna river valley. Use your stay in Istria to taste one of the dishes prepared on the basis of truffles, which go extremely well in starters, main dishes, even in desserts!
And, when you have had sufficient amount of enjoyment in sophisticated restaurants and thye numerous taverns of Novigrad, visit one of the gastronomic events
dedicated to varied fruits of Istria.