Days of asparagus and cuttlefish

01.04.2019 - 30.04.2019

Labin i okolica

Labin spring gastro rhapsody takes place throughout April in restaurants located in Labin area. Asparagus (called šparuge in the Istrian dialect) are the key ingredient of local spring menus. They are prepared in numerous ways, either as scrambled eggs (fritaja), risottos, home-made pasta called pljukanci and fuži with Istrian ombolo (smoked pork), or home-made bread seasoned with asparagus. Adriatic cuttlefish is caught in late winter and early spring, near a rocky coast, and the most famous specialties are cuttlefish stew (brodetto) with polenta and the black cuttlefish risotto.


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.