Istrian cuisine was profoundly shaped by the diverse nature of this green-blue peninsula, but also by rich Istrian history and the influences of the numerous societies that lived here over the years. The cuisine is based exclusively on natural ingredients, fish, meat and aromatic herbs. Specialties include cold and warm dishes as well as wines and olive oils of a range of authentic sorts.
Traditional Istrian cuisine necessitates fresh ingredients of the highest quality and is therefore highly seasonal. Still, no matter what time of year you choose to visit us you will always find something delicious – either in a restaurant, a konoba, a family estate, or one of the gourmet festivals that take place across Istria throughout the whole year.