Fažana-Fasana, Marčana, Ližnjan,Vodnjan, Pula
Days of asparagus and cuttlefish
When one thinks of cuttlefish, one first thinks of a delicious black cuttlefish risotto, a true classic of Croatian cuisine, or a delicious cuttlefish salad prepared in numerous ways either by addiing potatoes, olives, rocket, tomatoes or simply with several drops of the best Istrian virgin olive oil.
This sea treasure, caught in spring when the sea temperature rises over 14°C, is very popular among chefs due to numerous ways of its preparation. Its black liquor symbolises many dishes, even the bread. It can be prepared with asparagus, another ingredient which overtakes springtime Istria. Wild asparagus, a healing native plant of bitter taste, is a true source of vitamins and antioxidants. Apart from being beneficial health-wise, it is an extraordinary ingredient which will add a special note and a true whiff of territorial authenticity.
Hardworking chefs of south Istria will show you how to prepare cuttlefish and asparagus during the Gastronomic Spring when selected restaurants, taverns and pizza places in Pula, Fažana, Vodnjan, Marčana and Ližnjan offer promotional prices for three course meals based on these valuable ingredients. Therefore – set your course to south of Istria and try new springtime gastronomic delights!