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Learning to Cook Istrian Style

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 540 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 750 Euro (EUR)

Istrian peninsula is usually divided into green and blue Istria, which emphasizes that sea, coastal, real summer atmosphere of Istria, and that mysterious, inland one, among medieval citadels and towns, in river valleys with great forests famous for truffles, slopes with vineyards and olive orchards between them. In that same inland part of Istria there are stone houses, also known as "stancija", ideal for a rest from city clamour, yet situated near the coast for those anxious for the pleasures of the sea. Whether it is stancijas that were redecorated into villas with pools for a luxurious vacation, stancijas turned into small luxurious family hotels, or stancijas for private vacation, accommodation in Istria inland is in harmony with the landscape.

In that green Istria there are restaurants, taverns, rural estates, wine cellars, oil mills, dairies, in other words everything that is needed for a hedonistic vacation of a true gourmet who can spend days in cruising along wine roads and visiting olive oil tasting places, enjoying the abundance of gastronomy specialties of fish and seafood and also meat delicacies, especially ones made of game meat. A special category includes season food such as asparagus and of course the king of mushrooms - truffle, along with indigenous Istrian pasta, fritaja (omelette) and maneŇ°tra (thick soup).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Porek. Arrival to a small family hotel (3*/4*). Accommodation in double rooms on bed and breakfast basis. Overnight. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Porek. Breakfast at the hotel. Going to the culinary showroom for a 3-hour cooking class led by a renowned Istrian chef. The emphasis is on the season ingredients and recipes. Lunch is scheduled for 12:30, and people eat what they have prepared under chef's supervision. Wine is included in the meal. The afternoon is reserved for the tour of Porek, and early evening features a wine cellar visiting and tasting 4 excellent wines of Istria. Overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Porek. Early breakfast at the hotel. Going to the city market and fish market with the chef. Return to the showroom for a 3-hour class. Ingredients bought at the market and the fish market are used. Group lunch and wine at the showroom around 1 pm. Afternoon programme offers going to the forest with a truffle finder and their dog, and truffle tasting (duration: around 3 hours). Overnight. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Porek. Breakfast at the hotel. Going to the showroom for a 3-hour class. Group lunch around 12:30 with wine selected by the chef. Afternoon program offers the tour of Motovun - an Istrian small town with citadel, and olive oil tasting. Departure to Zagreb in late afternoon.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Travel coordinator (welcomes the guests in the hotel and supervises the course of the programme)
- Showroom for culinary classes rent
- Chef giving culinary classes (3 days X 3 hours)
- Accommodation in a hotel (3*/4*) on 3 bed and breakfast basis
- Ingredients for the 3-day culinary course
- Tasting 4 excellent wines by renowned Istrian wine makers
- Excursion to a forest with a truffle finder and his dog, with
- Truffle products tasting (sausages with truffles, cheese with truffles, oil with truffles)
- Taxes
- Accident insurance
- Guarantee fund
- Organization and sale expenses.

About This Supplier
Location: Croatia
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2011

Whether you are a history, culture and architecture lover, or a beautiful nature, gastronomy and enology lover, you will find what you are looking for in and around Karlovac, and we will help you with your search. M20723 is a travel agency founded with the goal to provide superior tourist services to all its clients...

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