Situated on the Adriatic Sea, there is no shortage of fresh seafood in Umag. Fish, crab and clams, among many others, are plentiful in the clear water of the Adriatic. These fruits of the sea are often prepared in traditional Istrian style, which makes for a memorable dining experience.
One of the most popular foods in the region is Istrian ham, or prosciutto. This dried ham has been a staple of Istrian cuisine for centuries. The ham is prepared in a unique fashion, using only fresh air to cure the meat, resulting in supreme texture and flavour. Served with cheese and bread, Istrian ham is perfect for an appetizer before your meal or as the main dish itself.
With such fertile land and an ideal climate, Istria offers delicious tastes throughout the year. The freshest asparagus is plentiful in the spring and truffle season arrives in the autumn. As a delicacy, truffles are held in high regard around the world and the very best can be found in Istria.
Also, the Istria's perfect growing conditions for olives and grapes are evident when sampling the region's world famous olive oils and wines.
Truffles - Istrian gourmet specialty