Basic cooking course of Istrian cuisine in La Parenzana

The owner of Casa romantica la Parenzana, small hotel named after the narrow gauge railway Parenzana connecting Istrias inland at the begin of 20 century (today bike and hiking trail), invite you to attend a cooking course in Istria.

Our cooking course will start with a visit to one of the best olive oil producers in Istria. We will taste different sort of virgin olive oil and learn about them. Our olive oil producer will give us some tips for everyday use. In the evening our chef will prepare a rustic istrian dinner on the open fireplace.

On Saturday, after abundant buffet breakfast, we will learn the basics of the istrian cuisine. Early risers are welcome join the landlord and do the groceries on the local green market. Together we will prepare a 4 course typical istrian meal. The landlord will join us at table to enjoy everything that we have prepared.

In the afternoon we will promenade near the see, or just enjoy a cappuccino in one of the numerous Cafes in Novigrad. After that we will visit a famous vintner and taste the typical sorts of Istrian wine.

In the evening our chef will prepare a light fish dinner. Our landlord will suggest the right choice of wine.



  • 2 x overnights and buffet breakfast
  • visit to olive oil producer and olive oil tasting
  • rustic dinner
  • basic cooking course and lunch
  • apron for the cooking course to take with you as a memory
  • excursion guided by the landlord Jozo Ponjavić, visit to the vintner and wine tasting
  • light fish dinner

Number of participants is limited on maximum 10 Persons.