Istria is enveloped by the Adriatic Sea to the east and west, Slovenia to the north and Italy across to the west. It’s a region known for its extraordinary culinary scene like Malvasia wine, olive oil and truffles that you can seek along with historic dramatic ruins, adorable villages and a rich culinary scene. Here’s what to do if you’ve got 3 days to divinely dine through…

  • Stay in Opatija, the coastal town for the rich and famous during the Austro-Hungarian empire or go island hopping on a yacht to Cres, Krk or the Losinj islands archipelago where you’ll find hidden gem restaurants and crystal clear waters.
  • Get in the hands of local chefs at Kukuriku restaurant. There is no menu, but the meal is prepared based on your food preference on the spot, hopefully you are.
  • Wander through neverending vineyards and sip your way straight through, tasting award winning blends paired with traditional bites.
  • Visit the lovely town of Rovinj to see its little cobblestone streets, charming promenade by the bay and out of this world gastro experiences like in Michelin star restaurant Monte.
  • Follow the steps of Anthony Bourdain who once said that Konoba Mondo was a place where he had one of the best meals in Croatia. Don’t miss their truffle dinner- outstanding!
  • 10% of all top olive oils in the world are produced in Istria region. Go olive picking and take home your own extra virgin olive oil.


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