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Cuisine of Istria for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Rovinj Old Town A vast majority of travelers visiting the scenic peninsula successfully combine discovering sights and dining in popular restaurants. The history of the region is very interesting; during hundreds of years Istria has being under rule of different countries, and they all made their adjustments to culinary traditions. Greek heritage is seen in olives; there is no feast without them. Not everyone knows that Istria produces high quality olive oil; it is an indispensable component of popular national dishes.
Istria will surprise fans of event tourism with a wide selection of interesting themed events. Summer is considered the festival season on the peninsula; this time colorful festivities come … Open
Delicious bread is baked with olives; they are added to literally all the salads. Locals use the finest olive oil to cook spicy pash cheese. The basis of local diet consists of bread, olives, cheese and salt – that’s the perfect breakfast. Many combinations of items may seem quite simple, but in Istria such a peasant breakfast is served even in luxurious restaurants.
Fans of meat would be impressed by culinary traditions of Istria, because it is producing a well-known prosciutto. The unique taste quality of this smoked ham is directly dependent on the ageing; some types of ham can withstand up to two years. The meat is cut into thin slices and served with feta cheese, olives and herbs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The largest town and tourist center of the region is Porec; it has more tourist facilities than other towns of Istria. In the historic city travelers will be able to find not only unique … Open
Sheep cheese is also a quite bright culinary symbol of Istria. It is a versatile product that is added to salads and meat dishes, as well as served as a dessert with red wine and honey. Seafood lovers will be delighted with an abundance of oysters and mussels; the fact that the Lim canal is the largest center of production. Here there are large mussels farms; latter are available for visitors and offer their guests the tasting of the finest products.
Sv. Nikola chapel Over the years, a method of cooking mussels hasn’t changed in Istria. Like many years ago, they are sprayed with lemon juice and eaten alive; that’s the classics of local cuisine. A selection of classic fish dishes in Istria is also very large. Grilled sardines and sea bream, fresh sea bass, delicious squid and shrimp will be offered in each local restaurant. Fine wines will be the perfect complement to popular dishes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Istria and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Istria
♥   Restaurant 'Meneghetti' Bale. Type - Classic cuisine. 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Wine Vault' Rovinj. Type - French creative. 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Monte' Rovinj. Type - Creative. 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Alla Beccaccia' Valbandon. Type - Traditional cuisine. 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zigante' Livade. Type - Traditional cuisine. 25.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Konoba Morgan' Brtonigla. Type - Traditional cuisine. 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'San Rocco' Brtonigla. Type - Creative. 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Istria

Pulska Arena

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In Croatia, the most famous and well-preserved amphitheater is to be found in Pula. The construction of the ancient monument had been lasting more than forty years and was completed in 68 AD. Nowadays, it is a permanent venue for theatrical performances, military ceremonies, public gatherings and enchanting concerts. The antique monument is perfectly preserved to this day. All three Roman orders and four towers have miraculously survived. In scale the largest amphitheater in Pula takes the sixth place in the world. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Istria

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Istria (Croatia) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Istria restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Istria, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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