Park Food Fest is a true culinary fairy tale with an endless array of happy endings that call for fresh, delicious beginnings. We are calling it a traditional fairy tale because this year’s theme is Istrian cuisine, so there will be tried-and-tested local favorites at every corner. It is, however, a fairy tale with a distinctly contemporary twist since the Novigrad Fishermen’s Park will be the venue where the concepts of high-end street food and Michelin rated restaurant show cooking will be blended.
Pljukanci and fuži, fish and seafood, meat delicacies and the worshiped truffles will be re-invented and presented in new concepts and contexts, with ancient flavors that will meet the strict standards of experienced Istrian Grandmas, yet innovative and playful enough to ignite the imagination of the most discerning gastronomic modernists.
As you stroll through the park and the port filled with aromas that open up the appetite and clear the mind of all bad thoughts, guest chefs will create unforgettable new culinary experiences right before your eyes and serve them in imaginative ways to render them easily consumed without having to sit down, so you can move smoothly to the next enticing adventure.
Each carefully crafted dish will be paired, even more carefully, with the top wines of Northwestern Istria and great craft beers from local producers, and with a musical backdrop as well, making the experience of each gastronomic concept complete by ensuring the hedonistic pleasure is offered to every visitor.
Explore, discover, embark on an adventure! Regardless of differences in tastes and affinities, we are sure that all travelers will find their own little oases of great sensory pleasure in Novigrad.