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Istria gourmet

Chefs in Istrian restaurants find endless sources of inspiration on this small peninsula, which nature has given incredible diversity that is then shown on plates in the most beautiful way possible. Written by: Alma Radoš

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Istria is famous for a fantastic offer of food and wine, and modern presentation of local ingredients.

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stria will await you with an abundance of local ingredients that the master chefs prepare and superbly present in the taverns and restaurants throughout the peninsula in every possible way from the most modern to traditional. Fans of authentic cuisine will surely enjoy various types of pasta or seafood, prepared in the traditional way, while gourmets seeking innovativeness will choose atypical options, such as raw, freshly caught lobster or bass garnished with truffles and paired with Istrian extra virgin olive oil with a few grains of salt, pepper, and a drop of lemon. As a side dish, you will get polenta, a traditional dish that fed generations of Istrians, and freshly baked, still warm and aromatic homemade bread. Fans of meat dishes shouldn't miss out on rare steak or fiorenti, žgvancet,

goulash, or sauce made of boskarin, authentic Istrian beef. As an appetizer, try boskarin sausage or the unique Istrian prosciutto, which has a special aroma and quality, and in contrast to other Croatian prosciuttos it isn't smoked and is skinless. It is a product highly valued and esteemed, and is affectionately called vijulin, or, roughly translated, violin. So the traditional production rules are handed down from generation to generation, and last year Istrian prosciutto was added to the registry of protected authentic labels and geographic origin. Many gourmets come to Istria to enjoy the handmade Istrian fuži or pljukanci pasta with black or white truffles, but also the fish or shrimp with white truffles, or the truffle ice cream. Famous for the best quality truffles, Istria found

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