GOURMET 
EXPERIENCES 

The bounty of the Istrian land and treasures  of the Adriatic Sea combine to produce many extraordinary gastronomic experiences, right on your doorstep.  Experience the Konoba - a traditional restaurant offering regional specialties prepared the original way.  Istria is also home to six JRE designated restaurants where you can experience the culinary creations of some of the world's best young chefs.  Every experience is memorable, and the choices are endless ... we will even bring the best to you, in the comfort of Villa Oliva!

Gourmet Experience @ Villa Oliva

Looking to be spoilt?  Relax, unwind, sample a fine local wine from our private wine cellar* and enjoy the sunset from the terrace, while our Private Chef prepares a gourmet feast for you at the Villa!  Using only the best, freshest local ingredients from the Istrian land and Adriatic Sea, chose in advance from a selection of seasonal menu options and then simply get those taste-buds ready for a true gourmet treat!

* See our Villa Oliva Wine Cellar Experience for more information

Gourmet Experience

There is a plethora of fine dining options, of remarkable quality, in many cases bordering on the sublime!  This is in large part due to the region's sea-to-table proximity along with the farm-to-table approach.  Istria's six JRE designated restaurants never disappoint, with their trusted quality and never ending passion for food, tradition and local produce.  We'd also love to share our secrets and introduce you to some other unique, hidden gems!   

Konoba Experience

Experiencing a konoba is a must ... casual & relaxed, the focus is on preparing fresh local food the traditional way. Typically family run, and specializing in either local meat and game, the freshest catch from the Adriatic, or the truffles from the local Motovun forest, you will be greeted with a welcoming smile and you are sure to leave with a full belly and warm memories!   We'll be happy to provide recommendations of our favourites ... Enjoy!

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