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Kvarner's enticing flavors Gastronomy in Kvarner is unique for its enticing combination of continental and Mediterranean flair. Text: Mirela Drkulec Miletić Photos: Kvarner Region Tourist Board

While in Kvarner, you will enjoy not only fantastic flavors, but also beautiful landscapes; 2 Rabska torta is one of the culinary brands in the region. 1

The "Kvarner Gourmet" and "Kvarner Food" signs of high-quality culinary offers in the Kvarner area have been awarded since 2012.

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xperienced travelers say that you can best (and most deliciously) get to know an area if you explore its cuisine. As far as Kvarner, a region in the northeastern Adriatic, is concerned, it is a demanding, but delightful experience. Kvarner is famous for the diversity of the region, landscape, and vegetation, which is also visible in the incredible abundance of its cuisine, which features a mix of continental and Mediterranean flair. The tumultuous past of the region can also be seen on the plates. Kvarner's culinary story was most influenced by the gastronomy of neighboring Italian regions, but also by Austria and Hungary. Every part of Kvarner is proud of its delicacies, and there are so many that you will need several visits to get to know all of them. The enticing aromas from the kitchens in the Primorje-Gorski kotar region, the enchanting spot where the sea and the mountains meet, along with the refreshing combination of the continental and Mediterranean climates, lush nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and developed tourism infrastructure are reasons why guests adore Kvarner. The area is known for its large number of superb restaurants that cherish the authentic dishes from the area, skillfully adapted to the tastes of modern gourmands, and so for years, Kvarner has been at the top of Croatia's

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gourmet scene. Many restaurants in Kvarner regularly get recommendations from renowned European food guides, who are delighted with the combination of authentic recipes created through the centuries of wisdom of the people of Kvarner, with local ingredients of the highest quality, and by master chefs. So you don’t wander about while searching for the best restaurants, look for those that bear the "Kvarner Gourmet" and "Kvarner Food" signs, which guarantee a superb culinary experience.

A culinary walk through Kvarner Start your culinary journey through Kvarner in Rijeka, the regional center of culture, administration, and trade, which is abundant with great restaurants, taverns, and bars. The neighboring romantic and elegant Opatija, which was, in the past, an elite destination for the Hapsburg Monarchy, and the cradle of Croatian tourism, developed a special culinary offer, enriching the typical flavors of Kvarner with notes of Italian, French, and Viennese cuisine. In the autumn, try Lovran chestnuts there, along with dishes made with the most delicious shrimp in the world, and make sure to take the "Opatijska kamelija" cake home with you as a souvenir.

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