We discovered a new mix – Croatian gin and Croatian cigars

Davidoff Exclusive Croatia 20/20 cigars were officially presented at the first Weekend Food Festival in Rovinj. Filip Pleteš, sales director of Old Pilot’s Gin and Alen Kosanović, director of Camelot – Havana Cigar Shop, presented the history and offered interesting facts about cigars, their production and consumption at the masterclass entitled “Croatian mixology – Croatian […]

Vinistra 2022 – Diverse Croatian soils produce winners in the world of wine

Croatia is a country with a wide range of quality soil types, from white and black to rusty reds—a key factor for diverse and quality wines. The jury of Best of Vinistra 2022 evaluated and discovered this year’s winners in the categories of the best fresh and mature Malvasia, Teran and Refosco, and which Malvasia […]

The Culinary Linguistics of Santiago Lastra – how do we translate taste?

Translations of words and sentences from one language to another have existed for as long as humans have had the ability to speak. But what happens when we try to translate taste? The answer to this question was offered by the Mexican chef Santiago Lastra on the panel “Translating flavors”. According to him, his culinary […]

TasteAtlas – the ideal companion for discovering authentic local cuisine

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where it’s hard to find your way to local and 100% indigenous specialties on your journey through distant lands, believe me, you’re not alone. Thousands of travellers around the world look for precisely the original cuisine and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation […]

„No more excuses“ – Massimo Bottura

The end of the Weekend Food Festival program was reserved for the best of the best. After Spanish culinary virtuoso Dabiz Munoza, the Weekend stage was graced by Massimo Bottura. One of the greats of the industry, Bottura is an award-winning chef and owner of several restaurants—including the world-famous Osteria Francescana with three Michelin stars. […]

What makes Istria the best olive growing region in the world?

Istria has now unquestionably established itself as one of the most attractive gastronomic regions, not only in the Mediterranean, but also globally, and one of the strongest foundations of its recognizability lies in olive growing. Moreover, this magical region of our beautiful country has been declared the best olive growing region in the world for […]

The Portuguese way – Projecto Matéria

As the second day of the Weekend Food Festival came to an end, one thing was slowly becoming certain—the leitmotifs of the festival were definitely sustainability, locality and a green future. The panel “Projecto Matéria – the Portuguese way” hosted by João Rodrigues, a Portuguese chef at the Michelin-starred Feitoria restaurant, was dominated by ideas […]