Enjoy the traditional Croatian cuisine!
If you're staying in the city Porec, you can expect some real culinary highlights. dinner. There is for example the Istrian ham which is favoured in all parts of the world. Its unique taste and the fact that it is exclusively produced in this part of Istria make a local speciality. Another culinary highlight are Fuzi, the Croatian pasta, with truffles. A true delicacy and a definite must in your holidays!But there are many more traditional dishes on the menus in Porec.Take for example the Istrian Manestra. The Manestra is a stew which consists mainly of beans and potatoes. It is completed by vegetables conditioned by season. Originally the food of the poor, peasant people, it has since become one of the most favoured dishes in Istria.For cooking at home, we strongly recommend the Istrian olive oil, which makes every meal seem like a little holiday.
Fuži with truffles
Fuži is a type of pasta made of homemade dough, and truffles are considered some of the most savory and valued mushrooms. Combined with prosciutto they create an unbelievable harmony of taste and aroma typical for Istria, and alongside a good selection of wines made by established Istrian wine makers, they can be found on every tavern’s menu.
The Istrian prosciutto is highly admired among true gourmets. This cured meat product is specific for the way it is processed, covered by a blend of aromatic herbs (rosemary, garlic, laurel, etc.). Prosciutto has been protected in terms of its geographical origin as well, as it can only be produced within Istria, in places at least 12 kilometres away from the coast.
Sweeten your day with the Istrian cukerančići, simple yet delicious cookies. To make your experience of enjoying the cukerančići complete, try them with the typical Istrian muscat wine with its highly distinguished scent.
Istrian maneštra stew
In times gone by, once the only meal of a hard-working peasant family, and nowadays an Istrian specialty, maneštra has always been an imaginative and healthy meal. Every household prepares it differently, but the basis is the same consisting of three types of vegetables: beans, potatoes and the third, cabbage which is what the stew is named after.
Istrian olive oil
Known from Roman times, Istrian olive oil is of an extreme high quality holding proven beneficial features regarding one’s health. It is also known for the fact that Istria is the most southern European area where olives are successfully grown.