CASTLE BELAJ – HISTORICAL HERITAGE

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 12-23h, except Monday | Free Entrance Castle Belaj (Bellai) estate contains: Castle(XVI century);Left annex with history of presence there of court, prison and the wine cellar (XIX century); right annex, where the stables and management room of the estate; historical vineyard of 11 hectares, which surrounds the estate. Excellent benefits of the soil and microclimate of the hill were recognised in the XVII. century when the cultivation of olives and grapevines started. At that time wine production was focused on delivering great wines to Vienna and Bordeaux. Nowadays Belaj is the only Château in Croatia with a lengthy history and traditions of winemaking. It's a registered Historical Heritage Two Families - Two Wineries - One Estate Dvorac Belaj: Dvorac Belaj winery established in 2011 by Belay family. From that on we produce wine only from the historical Vineyard around the property. First Vintages are produced with the help of Gianfranko Kozlovic and Ivica Matosevic winemaking craftwork. From 2016 production is fully moved into Belaj cellars. Every year Dvorac Belaj wines brings Golden and Silver medals from Decanter and Vinistra wine competitions. For more info about the winery: www.dvoracbelaj.com Podrum Belaj: Podrum Belaj winery is established in 1998 by Ivic family. The history of winemaking in

2018-08-22T06:35:37+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Gastro, Sights|

STARI COK – PLEASANT EVENING WITH FIRE AND ISTRIAN SAUSAGES IN VALTURA

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | Working time: 9-23h | Free Entrance The relaxed atmosphere offered by the Stari Cok tavern has always attracted us to local gatherings and delicious food. The wide range of products from prosciutto, pasta and sausage. Although not far from Pula, in Valtura, it fits perfectly into the escape bargain from the city. A very nice and intimate place where you can feel the charm of local customs and Istrian traditional items. If you are happier, you may just sit right next to the fire and enjoy the view on your meal that is just in on a grill. Tips: In front of the tavern there is parking inside the yard, you can freely park. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-05-11T12:20:08+00:00 By |Gastro, Ližnjan-Lisignano|

ROASTED GOLD POTATOES UNDER THE BAKING LID IN BORUT NEAR CEROVLJE

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: As Agreed | Free Entrance First of all, it is necessary to announce the arrival because the restaurant works by appointment. The second thing you should know your menu so that they can prepare the food fresh and in time saved. The third thing when you arrive at "Stara Štala" you have an interesting ride through the little-undiscovered villages. After you've been doing formalities, you come to a place that will fill you with the warmth of domestic products.  We ordered the veal with roasted gold potatoes under the baking lid. Those gold potatoes are still shining, it was delicious. But for the starter, we had domestic Sausage, "Pršut", Dried pancetta, and cheese.  After the starter, we continued on homemade gnocchi and ravioli with mushrooms. The main star of the evening is, however, a dish under the lid. The veal with roasted gold potatoes under the baking lid was delicious and good prepared. How excellent food does not go without wine we decided to try white wine and red wine to relax a bit further. "Has anything to do for dessert?" "So you did not announce anything!" was the answer. But the pleasant staff

2018-02-22T09:31:35+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Gastro|

RUMP STEAK NEXT TO THE RAIL IN THE 2. PERON IN CEROVLJE

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year| Working time: 12-23h | Free Entrance 2. Peron is the small restaurant next to the rail in Cerovlje. First of all, there is an open terrace for warmer months and cozy inside with open camino fireplace.  On the menu are a wide range of starters, homemade pasta, pizza and especially meat on the open fireplace. Nicely decorated facility in style of the old history train station. We must say that there is friendly and helpful staff, ready to accommodate with special requirements in a combination of dishes include very good open wines. The biggest value that you can get is reasonable prices for high-quality food. We had perfect dinner at this cute place. Everything we had was very delicious from prosciutto to the desert and prices were reasonable. We will visit this place again. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-01-29T08:34:29+00:00 By |Cerovlje, Gastro|

GASTRO MORNING IN STANCIJA MENEGHETTI

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | No Working time | Pay as agreed We had beautiful morning in Stancija Meneghetti. Also, we had a excellent service, gourmet restaurant, view on outdoor pools which are just part of the Meneghetti magic. So nice place, so well designed, interior, outside big vineyards and olive trees gardens, so many small details that make the place gorgeous. Food was delicious, the service superb and very helpful. On offer is from prosciutto, cheese, olives to the honeycomb, croissant with tea or fresh milk. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-01-12T09:17:27+00:00 By |Bale-Valle, Gastro|

HOUSE SPECIALTIES IN TAVERN WITH FAMILY TRADITION THAT LASTS IN JADRUHI

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 12:30–21h | Free Entrance We visited tavern which is located in the village Jadruhi at Vižinada. We wanted to eat authentic and traditional dishes, prepared according to traditional recipes, so we made a reservation for Agritourism Jadruhi. First of all, we ate Istrian prosciutto, goat cheese, and delicious ham. After that, they offered us homemade pasta "pljukanci", gnocchi, "maneštra" soup and medium rare beef with truffles we made a decision to try all. After a lunch, we drank a few homemade grappas with different flavors. Tips: Try to order "Supa", this is a specialty that consists of hot wine, usually Teran, which is enriched with olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper and a slice of overdone bread. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-01-09T08:05:25+00:00 By |Gastro, Vižinada-Visinada|

ISTRIAN AGRITOURISM OPEN DOOR DAYS IN SVETI MARTIN NEAR LABIN

ISTRIADUCTION  In November | Working time: As Agreed | Free Entrance   On Saturdays and Sundays in November Agritourism farms of Istrian County organize Agritourism Open Door Day. We visited Kaštel Pineta agritourism from Sveti Martin near Labin. The peaceful place is surrounded by a pine forest and in the middle is a large house with a tower that once belonged to the noble family Battiala - Lazzarini. When we arrived in Pineta agrotourism first we entered Baron’s yard, surrounded by chestnut trees and local cellars. After we entered the tavern we were welcomed by a homemade "rakija" and a warm ambiance. There is special offer these days a menu of three sequences with a glass of wine. we first ate a polenta of freshly picked mushrooms with a great sauce and glass of wine. After the fine polenta, the order was the main dish of goat's and pancetta potato uuuuuu it was delicious. After we licked the fingers of a delicious goat's it was time to eat something sweet and served with smoked figs and chocolates. After we got out we went out to the yard of the property to hear the presentation of mushrooms from local

2018-02-07T10:45:58+00:00 By |Gastro, Sveta Nedelja|

TRADITIONAL “MANEŠTRA” ON THE TABLE IN THE DEEP FOREST OF ŠPINOVCI NEAR KAROJBA

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: 8-23h | Free Entrance We want to taste the traditional local specialties and carefully formed local wines. So we decided to go in village Špinovci. To get to Špinovci you need to drive through the deep forest and in the end, you will see the tavern, surrounded with the greenness of nature. We ordered traditional local specialties like prosciutto, goat cheese and carefully formed local wine. The prosciutto was a bit mashed but we didn't want to stop on that and we ordered "Maneštra". Maneštra was with a vegetable stew spring corn and and we put some olive oil and made delicious lunch. Tips: Try to take a walk through olive tree garden and find a perfect view on Motovun hill. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2017-12-05T08:10:53+00:00 By |Gastro, Karojba|

TWO TYPES OF SAUSAGES IN BRIČANCI ONE DRY ONE ON THE GRILL NEAR SVETVINČENAT

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | Working time: By Order | Free Entrance   Traveling to Pula we wanted to eat something typical Istrian food. Village Savičenta was the best choice to get off the road. The main topic in this unique story is two types of sausages one dry one on the grill. We want something good to eat in a typical Istrian village atmosphere, then our ideal destination was a Ondina Bričanci, only 1 kilometer from Svetvinčent. After we entered the tavern we noticed the only free table beside the fireplace. We were fortunate because at lunchtime there is a big interest of local people and tourists for visiting local taverns. We first looked at the menu and then we asked the host what is today best offer. After a few minutes, we knew what to order and what would heat our stomach and rehydrate our throat. We tasted typical Istrian dishes such as pasta, gnocchi, venison, smoked ham and cheese, dry sausages from white grey long-horned cattle (Boškarin) and sausages on the grill,  while as a drink domestic we chose Istrian Malvasia. All meals are prepared exclusively natural ingredients and are a pleasure to taste with

2017-11-02T07:57:34+00:00 By |Gastro, Svetvinčenat|

INTERNATIONAL PROSCIUTTO FAIR IN TINJAN

ISTRIADUCTION  In October | Working time: All Day | Pay per Entrance   International prosciutto fair in Tinjan brings prosciutto producers from Croatia,  Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Spain. We had the opportunity to taste more than thirty types of prosciutto. Also, we tried cheese and wine because producers of these products had also participated in the Fair. Beside gastro products, there were a large variety of other products in the outdoor area. After the fair is a concert with local performers from Croatia. MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2017-10-19T12:17:25+00:00 By |Gastro, Tinjan|