Hola Magazin praises Istrian truffles

Hola Magazin praises Istrian truffles
The internet edition of the Spanish magazine Hola has recently introduced Istria as a mecca for gastro tourists by publishing an article about the exquisite white truffle. The popular Madrid magazine, which is pubished on four continents recommends Istria in its travel section, as a beautiful region and a great gastro destination with numerous local gastronomy fairs and events.

Even though white truffles are exepensive, with price up to 3000 euros per kg, all across Istria there are restaurants which offer small amounts of this aromatic mushroom, served with pasta, meat or deserts and for this pleasure one does not need to spend a lot of money, writes Hola magazine. The article points out that one of the most expensive mushrooms in the world is hidden underground in the forests of Motovun and Buzet, and is found by experts with the help of dogs. But visitors do not have to go truffle hunting themselves, the magazine points out, as there is a rich offer in the numerous restaurants. The most famous restaurant that was mentioned is Zigante in Livade, which offers numerous courses, all with truffles.

The article mentions that the largest truffle found in Istria weighed 1,31 kg and this result was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. The truffles, the Motovun forest, hunting for truffles with the help of dogs and various events have all found their place in the Hola magazine‘s article which aso recommends a visit to the truffle festivals in Motovun and Buzet.

Hola recommends visitors to buy souvenirs, some of the numerous truffle based products, Istiran wines and olive oil, which are also the basic ingredients of Istrian cuisine. They also recommend a visit to Hum, the smallest town in the world and buying dry or jarred truffles there.

In their picturesque description of green Istria the authors point out its similarity to the Italian Tuscany, but also the other side of the region, the blue side, with more than 500km of sea coast.

The article was also published in English in it internet edition, while the magazine goes under the name Hello in Anglo-Saxon countries.

The Tourist Board of Istria County


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