You are a passionate gourmand who, on your travels, wishes to learn about the tradition and customs through a plate? You are in the right place. A hand-picked selection of local and seasonal ingredients and our chef’s imaginative interpretation will introduce you to the magic culinary world of Istria. Our restaurant Vela Vrata provides a superb gourmet experience of Istria and its autochthonous tastes – truffles, prosciutto ham, Istrian ox “boškarin” and olive oil!
When you come to a new place, one of the basic questions you ask yourselves is what and where to eat. You do not have to look for the answer to that question for too long. The answer is restaurant Vela Vrata, which puts the accent on the Istrian wine&dine story. The authenticity of the ingredients and our chef’s innovative interpretation will result in a perfect gourmet pleasure. An ideal place to get acquainted with the area you are travelling around, isn’t it?
Adapted to the seasons of the year, the Istrian cuisine abounds in a diversity of always locally produced foodstuffs, marrying them with the Istrian olive oils and supreme wines. Regardless of the time of year, the Istrian cuisine always offers something new, treating its guests to the tastes and aromas of Istria.
This is also a philosophy of our chef Zoran, who bases his cuisine on a unique system of product supply, always founded on a local origin and depending on the season, harvest or catch. When it comes to food, there are no exceptions. Menus are conceived on an everyday basis, with locally produced and currently available fresh foodstuffs, such as Istrian ox “boškarin”, wild asparagus, truffles, mushrooms, cheese, prosciutto ham and olive oil. Apart from the choice of ingredients, great attention is also paid to the food presentation so that, for guests, each dish represents an unforgettable experience of getting to know Istria on a plate.
In Istria, food has always been carefully combined with autochthonous supreme wines, which are an irresistible identity of Istria. Experience a full oeno-gourmet journey and meet the queen of the Istrian wine cellars – malvazija and taste a farmer’s drop – teran at the restaurant Vela Vrata, but also in our wine cellar.
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