11th festival of chestnuts and chestnut dishes and products
Event dedicated to chestnut, products from chestnuts such as various cakes and honey... program for children and entertaining music
The warm summer sun will also be felt in the incoming months, so you may use your autumn afternoons for taking a stroll down the woods full of chestnut trees. With its tree tops and the valuable chestnuts, they are also presents in the parks, gardens and promenades.
Castanea sativa or the chestnut fruit is moderately sweet and has a high nutritive value. In gastronomy, it is used for preparation various delicacies, purees, cakes, bread or chestnut soups, and you simply have to try them baked. There is a folk tale that it is a lucky charm to pick three chestnuts and carry them with you all the time.
International Prosciutto Fair
Since long ago the home-made Istrian prosciutto has been the most valuable product and the one the Istrian gastronomic offer has been most proud of. Prosciutto has been considered and recognized as a symbol of perfection, the Istrian people call it vijulin, meaning violin. It has earned its royal status due to its taste, smell, colour, the right softness and freshness. Its prestigious position among gourmets it owes to its producers strictly following the traditional rules. In its honour the Municipality of Tinjan traditionally organizes the International Prosciutto Fair - ISAP.
Along with the all-day sports, cultural and entertainment programme, and the presentations of numerous participants, during the fair will offer numerous tastings as well as professional lectures.
Truffle Days 2019
When Istria is taken over by autumn tones, its landscapes gleam in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange and red. From the top of the hill, this autumn patchwork is watching majestically over by Motovun, a medieval town overlooking the Motovun forest, the River Mirna and its stunning valley.
In October, a one-day exhibition and tasting of Teran wine and truffles Is held here.
Teran is an old Istrian variety, which dominated the Istrian peninsula around a hundred years ago and was first mentioned 600 years ago. Due to its strong and robust flavour, the autochthonous Istrian wine is delightful served with prosciutto, cheese and meat and game based dishes, while its ruby red colour perfectly blends with the autumn colours of Istria.
Besides Teran, the equal star of the festival is the truffle, an underground Istrian treasure without which today’s gourmand cuisine would be unimaginable.
The Festival brings together Istrian producers of Teran who want to give it the importance it deserves so that the culinary experience is complete with truffle dishes, of course, with emphasis on those that are best paired with Teran.
Truffle Days 2019
Known as a supreme delicacy the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide. The high season for the most valuable white truffle is October, when a several day long festival celebrating this undisputed king of flavour is held in Livade, a renowned truffle centre in the vicinity of Motovun.
Recreational bicycle ride
Is wine and cycling compatible? Of course it is, like everything, in quantified quantities. So the cycling race known as the New Wine Festivity, scheduled for the 26th October in Svetvinčenat will prove that this combination is possible and will transform it into an extraordinary experience.
The trail, tracked for this bicycle race for recreational riders on mountain bikes, is 30 kilometres long, with 22 of them being on macadam and 8 on asphalted roads.
Festival of the vintners from Istria, Croatia and abroad
Every year brings together the best Istrian vintners with an emphasis on quality young vintners for which this event is certainly giving a good boost for further development and progression.
This event has been held for the 40 years in a row and has become a part of tradition and identity of the Svetvincenat Municipality.
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