No matter what time of the year you are travelling to NW Istria, you will be able to indulge yourself with local and seasonal cuisine. But if you are traveling to NW Istria in autumn you should be planning to visit it during the Sole Fish Days.
The delicious white fish can be served in numerous variations and for the best possible experience, try some of the 22 different restaurants, where the Sole Fish Days menus are served.
So far, we have visited only one restaurant for the Sole Fish Days, but it looks like we will need to return, as we enjoyed the menu a lot.
We like sea food, but had never tried the sole fish before and were indeed positively surprised over its taste. The restaurant Igor was a great choice – not only for the food, but also for its hospitality and ambience.
We did not only enjoy in local and home-made food, based on the sole fish. We also loved the fact, that the restaurant Igor had the typical Istrian local feel for its design.
The whole culinary experience for the Sole Fish Days started with the simple, but delicious bruschetta topped with sole fish tartare, cherry tomatoes and olives.
Being a pasta fan, we were especially excited to try the next course – local sort of pasta, called »pljukanci«. The pasta might not be anything special, but it was prepared in Istrian Malvasia white wine sauce. The rich flavor screamed for more.
Sipping the local Malvasia wine, the third course was brought on our table. It was a paper-baked sole fillet with potatoes and vegetables. Another lovely combination, which might felt a bit light, but being the third course, it was more than enough.
Last but not least, we treated ourselves with the chocolate cake, which was our icing on the cake. There was no sole fish with it, but hey, it is chocolate and that’s exactly how a meal should end, right?
Food festivals, including the Sole Fish Days, can be perfectly combined with exploration of new places.