Cuisine - Portorož - Piran
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Tell me what you eat and I will tell you where you are from!

If we acknowledge the proverb »Tell me what you eat and I will tell you where you are from!« then our coastal area is without doubt juicy, colourful, tasty and diverse. Mediterranean cuisine is acknowledged as one of the healthiest diets and has surely left its mark on our northernmost location. Our local and natural produce, most notably salt, olives, fresh fruit and vegetables, rich wines and other tasty gifts of the sea and hinterland, combine well with a pinch of indigenous Mediterranean spices and fragrances. 

Together they create a rich Istrian cuisine which cunningly teases our tastebuds with seafood or meat. 

The central linking ingredient of the local cuisine is the salt from the local salt pans. This internationally recognised and appreciated local treasure enriches every food and is the constant element of both traditional cuisine and original culinary feats. The white sparkling crystals add a touch of local authenticity and can be used either as the base ingredient or as a prestigious additional element to unusual tasty combinations. 

Dance to the melody of discovering Mediterranean tastes and get to know the whole pallet of local culinary offerings – from the prestigious restaurants to the hinterland homesteads and traditional rural ‘osmice’.

When food becomes an experience

You can't miss the below gastronomic experiences! Try a really authentic food adventure in Slovenian Istria.
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Mediterranean fish cooking workshop with Irena Fonda - From beginner to master of seafood cooking
9.8.2021 - 31.12.2024
Dr. Irena Fonda will teach you everything you need to know at her cooking workshop about becoming an expert at preparing fish and other seafood.
Fonda Fish Garden
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An unforgettable day at the Fonda Fish Garden - visit a unique fish boutique in the middle of the sea
To all sea and seafood enthusiasts, join us on a unforgettable adventure with a guided tour of the renowned Fonda fish farm with a unique tasting of g ...
Fonda Fish Garden
per person
Gourmet olive tour overlooking the Salt Pans - Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Embark on an extraordinary and pristine istrian journey – savor the essence of nature, taste award-winning olive oils, and feel the heart of Istria on ...
Gramona Farm
per person
Truffles: Hunting & Cooking & Tasting
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2024

Are truffles really an aphrodisiac? Why were pigs replaced by truffle-hunting dogs? Is it true that truffles can only be collected during the night ...

IstraTerra, agency for special experiences
Traditional Istrian recipes

Traditional Istrian recipes

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