Istrian Pasta Festival

06.07.2019 - 07.07.2019


Gastronomic event

After wine, olive oil, Istrian dried ham and cheese, it’s also time for traditional pasta dishes from Istria. The event to take place in Žminj will highlight pasta's rightful place in Istrian cuisine. The aim of promoting and holding this event is to preserve and foster the local tradition and encourage the protection and valorisation of indigenous pasta. The event provides support to local manufacturers in their efforts to preserve indigenous pastas and in their creativity to develop new products.

The food event will be held in Zat Kaštela Square behind the old Church of Saint Michael, under the old chestnut trees, and it will seek to unite the traditional with the modern in Istrian cuisine. Come to the rustic stalls and the kitchen decorated especially for this occasion, to the pleasant surroundings lit with lampions and candles. Come and enjoy yourselves, taste and buy pasta, sauces and cheese.

The rich and diverse programme - from the food show to workshops on how to make pasta, from children's workshops to a presentation of new and old recipes - is sure to satisfy every visitor. You might find a novelty dish by the top masters or learn one of their secrets, or maybe you’ll come up with a new idea of your own, one you will fall in love with and use in your own kitchen.



TZ Žminj
Čakavska kuća bb, 52341 Žminj


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.