Gourmets, hedonists and lovers of culinary
delights, are you ready for unforgettable gourmet journey? Portorož and Piran,
where the sea meets the sky and ancient walls invite you among their embrace,
hide authentic culinary treasures.
Experience Portorož and Piran in the most delicious way
Would you like to know how can you indulge in
culinary delights? We are not exaggerating if we promise that this will be one
of the most unforgettable and tasty journeys of your life!
Experience the real Mediterranean cuisine
During a stroll through Piran’s narrow lanes or
along the promenade in Portorož, you are certain to occasionally smell
wonderful aromas that will attract your attention. In restaurants in Portorož and Piran the strong influence of Italian cuisine intertwines with
authentic local flavours. Homemade pasta, risotto, and seafood enriched with
local ingredients shine in a new dimension. Unforgettable dishes combine
Mediterranean passion and local authenticity.
Truffles – black gold on your plate
Do you want to experience a real explosion of
flavours? Then visit one of the following restaurants and treat yourself to
fuži pasta with truffles: Gold Istra, La bottega dei sapori and Marina Portorož. This delicious Istrian pasta perfectly matches the flavour of
truffles, which have symbolised richness and luxury since ancient times. Their
gentle texture and refined flavour will caress your taste buds. We’re sure that
even after the first bite, you’ll feel all the passion and love put into the
preparation of this exquisite dish.
Flavours of the Adriatic on your plate
When visiting Portorož and Piran you mustn’t
miss the seafood. The sea has always offered Istrians plenty of specialties;
therefore, it’s not surprising that seafood is an indispensable part of the
Try the traditional brodet stew made
with different fish and other seafood. Then there are the popular marinated anchovies (in šavor), which are a culinary speciality. When the skilled
chefs put them in hot oil, their skin becomes golden and crisp, while the flesh
stays tender and juicy. In the remaining oil they sauté sliced onions and diced
garlic, add laurel and rosemary and finish it with wine vinegar and wine. They
pour this elixir over the fried anchovies, chill them and after a few hours
they are definitely worth tasting.
Would you like to prepare local dishes at home?
See a collection of the best Istrian recipes.
Jota stew: a warm treat on cold days
During winter there is nothing better than
delicious homemade jota that warms your taste buds and your heart. Jota is a
real culinary story about the simplicity and warmth of the home kitchen. Beans,
sauerkraut, potatoes and bacon are combined in a unique dish that is especially
nice on colder days.
Who can say no to sweet Istrian fritule and kroštole pastry? Come and try it!
Even after a big meal there is still room for
dessert. Fritula are fried, crispy dough-balls sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Whether you eat them for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert, they always
satisfy your need for something sweet.
Do you know what kroštole are? This is a
traditional sweet fried shortcrust pastry of a characteristic shape that has
always been served at Carnival but is just as tasty on any other day. The
locals say that when you eat kroštole, you always have a big smile on your
In Portorož and Piran food is not just fuel for
the body but an art and indulgence. If you’re looking for ideas for where to
eat your next delicious dinner, look here.
Next time you visit, don’t forget the best
seafood and unique culinary events.
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