Seasonal Food & Wine: Top Chefs Preparing Unforgettable Istrian Gourmet Trip

May 26, 2022 - Seasonal Food & Wine takes place from May 27 to June 10 this year in the charming Rovinj and Bale!

This spring's favorite tourist destination is becoming the center of the most extraordinary gourmet meetings - the rich Istrian tradition, through the diverse offer of dishes, their preparation, and significance, will show all its charms and beauties - on a plate! A unique gourmet spectacle that offers a perfect blend of old and new, traditional and modern, Seasonal Food & Wine takes place from May 27 to June 10 this year in the charming Rovinj and beautiful Bale, and a delicious gourmet offer has been designed just for this occasion.

Top restaurants will prepare well-known traditional Istrian dishes in a modern, unexpected way, tickling your imagination and feeding all your senses. The main role in this magical three-act gourmet rhapsody is played by seasonal, local ingredients from home-grown organic farming. The hardworking hands of the local population have produced the best - respecting tradition and adopting modern trends, lovingly creating products with guaranteed above average quality.

The widely known Istrian cuisine passionately nurtures the glorious past and tradition while cheerfully playing with new and exciting flavors, creating a first-class gourmet experience that leaves no one indifferent.

In keeping with tradition, well-known and award-winning restaurants, led by renowned chefs, La Serra, Anno Domini 547, Restaurant Mediterraneo, Primi Terreni Restaurant & Deli, Restaurant Blu, Laurel and Berry Restaurant, Restaurant La Grisa, and Brasserie Adriatic single out only the best of the best from their offer. 

Dishes like marinated gilthead sea bream wrapped in young raštika, wild asparagus and parmesan risotto, boškarin delicacies, Istrian prosciutto and homemade pljukanci with spring asparagus, wild Adriatic dentex, and many other top dishes carefully selected to faithfully convey all the passion that the hosts have for good food, but also to gain new lovers of local Istrian cuisine. Irresistible desserts such as laurel semifreddo, tiramisu made from freshly picked strawberries, apple tart with homemade vanilla ice cream and asparagus powder, fritters with dried fruit and curd mousse, and a large selection of excellent wines from local winemakers will perfectly round off this unique gourmet story.

The Tourist Boards of Rovinj and the municipalities of Vrsar, Bale-Valle, Kanfanar, and Svetvinčenat have joined forces again with the tourist company Maistra and the Association of Craftspeople Rovinj to offer this unforgettable experience. The seasonal Food & Wine event is an unavoidable destination for many travel writers and gourmands, confirming its position as a top gourmet destination globally. 

Indulge your feelings and embark on the exciting paths of famous Istrian cuisine because on this journey, you will indeed have many new, undiscovered flavors, beautiful landscapes, and magical sunsets!

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