After a successful harvest, Vodnjan smells strongly of young olive oil these days, so it's time for many olive growers, oil producers, gastronomic experts and lovers of liquid "green gold" to traditionally gather there - the strongest symbol of Istria and the Vodnjan region.
16. Days of young olive oil, the largest and most prestigious olive festival in Croatia and the region, are returning this year from November 25 to 27 in a completely new guise, with a rich program, in a different location and under a new name - ISTRAVIRGIN!
A unique, interactive, gastronomic experience is being prepared in the former imposing city school, i.e. the former Astra factory, in which well-known and respected faces of the Croatian gastronomic scene will play the main role.
On this occasion, we highlight from the rich program masterclasses of our top chefs Svetlana Celija, Hrvoja Kroflin, Robert Perić, Jeffrey Vella i Hrvoje Zirojević who will prepare their top dishes with carefully selected young olive oils, and Head Robert Perić in part of the program "Evolution of Istrian gastronomy" will host two big names - Marija Čepeka i David Skoka.