Culture and traditional events

GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL

06.07.2014 20:00

20,00 Fažana’s waterfront

Competition in preparing traditional Istrian maneštra, presenting traditional crafts related to Istrian cuisine

What were Istrian gastronomy and local cuisine like in the period called “La Belle Époque” at the beginning of the 20th century? A visit to Fažana takes us to this “gastronomy festival” which opens its doors and reveals the secrets of the kitchens and fireplaces of long ago. The traditional dish maneštra (thick vegetable soup) has its place of honor here. “Maneštra festival” is a tribute to this culinary evergreen.

PROGRAM:

MANEŠTRA FESTIVAL offer of the best maneštra of restaurateurs from Fažana and Valbandon: chick pea maneštra, maneštra with sweet corn, lentils, barley, fennel, Istrian maneštra, bean and pasta soup, maneštra with sauerkraut -jota and many others

FAIR OF ISTRIAN SOUVENIRS AND GOURMET PRODUCTS: olive oil, cheese, prosciutto, Istrian wine and brandy, honey, Istrian pastries

ETHNO EXHIBITION OF THE ISTRIAN HEARTH AND COOKING UTENSILS

“FROM GRAIN TO PASTA“ – exhibition of old utensils and demonstration of making fuži, pljukanci and other Istrian pasta.

PRESENTATION OF OLD CRAFTS – from flour to bread, pottery, the old-fashioned washing and ironing clothes

“BRIŠKULA” AND “TREŠETE” CARD GAME TOURNAMENTS

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM AND FOLKLORE GROUP PERFORMANCE

21,30 MORE, FASTER, SWEETER – pancake-making competition