The best way to understand and experience one destination’s traditions is through cooking. But a cooking class is a step to a journey that goes beyond – they offer taste of culture and a dash of adventure. Picture yourself surrounded by an olive grove in a charming cooking studio, in company with (maybe even some newfound?) friends where a local chef guides you through a preparation of local specialties. The Croatian attractions recently released delicious new cooking classes held in Istria region.
How about some delicious handmade pasta class, in Istria called pljukanci? Here, you’ll learn how to create handmade pasta from scratch, just like the locals have been doing for generations. Pasta can be paired with mushrooms, homemade sausages, tomato salsa.
If you ever visited Croatia you had to hear about peka – „under the bell“. Food prepared in them turns out neither cooked nor baked, but somewhere in between, crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside, but always delicious.
Another gem of Istria gastronomy are truffles. Truffles cooking class offers a culinary journey from starter to dessert, showcasing the versatility of truffles in every course.
If you prefer fish there’s something for you too! Learn how to fillet and grill fish. Learn to identify different species, understand their shapes and colors, and discover the art of choosing the perfect fish for various dishes.