Pier of Tastes II – Izola 04.05.2024.

People had a blast at the Pier of Tastes I  in March 2024– just take a look at the photos below for proof!

Now is the time for another Pier of Tastes on Saturday, May 4th. What better way to indulge than with authentic Istrian cuisine and the lightness of the sea breeze?


Here’s what awaits you:

Let Kontrabant fill your glass and a wine adventure through the picturesque Brda region. In their hometown, the likeable team members teamed up with other friends from Slovenia and Italy a few years ago to create a special wine experience that will delight every visitor. This time, they will share their secrets and their love of wine with you and tell you their story at the Pier of Tastes.

Altrokè – there is no Pier of Tastes without mussels! Picture this: a sizzling pan of mussels, or tortellini delicately nestled in a wheel of cheese. Which option would you choose? And fear not, meat lovers, they have something for you as well.

The Fogy tartufi stand is a must-visit for all truffle enthusiasts. Take home a tasty supply of truffles, cheeses, salami, and treat yourself to a mouth-watering portion of truffle-infused pasta.

Gorki chili will bring some heat to the Pier! Chili sauces crafted from the fruits of Istrian soil will add a spicy kick to their pizzas. Grabbing a slice is always a good idea, isn’t it?

When was the last time you savored expertly sliced prosciutto? Visit the Memon Prosciutto e Vino CF stand where Zoran, who is a certified prosciutto cutter and sommelier, showcase the distinctive flavor of hand-cut prosciutto. Prosciutto from Istria to Spain and beyond!

Tine & Damjana are the masters of Istrian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Restaurant Pri Tinetu convinces with its homely charm, a hint of daring creativity and the irresistible aroma of dishes cooked on the “green egg”.

Di Kappa Tartufi stands out for their truffle plantations and a legacy spanning over 30 years. At the Pier of Tastes, they serve as the ideal destination for connoisseurs of premium meats and tuna, perfectly complemented by the essence of truffles, naturally!

At Gamberin, you’ll find a selection of primarily fried or grilled seafood delights. There’s an unwritten rule that says that anyone who comes to Izola must have at least one plate of sardines. And now, you know exactly where to find them.

Attention all sushi enthusiasts! You have to stop by the stand of Nori Sushi, which surprises with its creativity and innovation. Have you ever experienced Istrian sushi?

Rozana and her team at the Šparžin Cultural Association are synonymous with the finest fritole (Istrian fried doughnuts) in the region. They will delight your palate with the flavors of the Istrian countryside, known for its hearty and authentic dishes.

The colors of the countryside are also represented by the Malija Cultural Association. They make delicious pies with seasonal ingredients and mouth-watering pastries that will leave you licking your fingers in delight.

Take a refreshing break at the Zvon Café stand, where you can indulge in bubble tea and other drinks. Treat yourself to delightful sweets, including colorful macarons and seasonal-inspired desserts.

Sun, sea, and exquisite hop concoctions. Dear beer aficionados, could anything be better? At the Biradiski stand, Luka will introduce you to the realm of craft beers; indulge yourselves and enjoy quality microbrewery beers.

Yellow, yellower, the yellowest! Limoni Šik is chic, vibrant, and perfect for hanging out in good company at the pier. The limoncello, made with sunny Amalfi lemons, tastes like summer!

Zaro Wines epitomize the tradition and the values cultivated by the family for over a hundred years. Produced sustainably with profound respect for the land, their wines sure to satisfy even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.

The sophisticated combination of bubbles and oysters, served by an inseparable trio of friends, is a real treat. Sparkling Oysters bring a breath of diversity to the Pier of Tastes and broaden our horizons.

Wine, olives and tasty spreads can be found at the stand of the Božič family, which has been producing wine since 1902. Spanning 10 hectares of land, they cultivate 30,000 vines in a sustainable manner, focusing primarily on Refosco and Malvazija varietals.

At the Vina Markovič stand, you’ll encounter warm smiles and a selection of award-winning wines. Their latest success are gold medals in the white wine category for Malvasia 2022 and 2023 at the Sommelier Selection 2024.

Istrape originates from the heart of Istria, reflecting a long-standing family tradition of crafting trapa – a distillate made from grape marc. Those who prefer more delicate flavors will discover subtle options like Malvasia or Refosco aperitifs.


Pier of tastes II – Izola, o4.05.2024; 11.00 am – 9.00 pm

Source: https://www.visitizola.com/