In certain cultures, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that lovebirds use to show their love – usually by writing letters to one another, sending each other cards, and exchanging gifts.
Most families with children spend their winter holiday in the snow skiing, snowboarding and sledding. But if you are not a fan of crowded ski slopes and wish to spend your holiday in the sun while gazing across the sea, why not choose spending your holiday in Izola?
Wine is an excellent companion to various dishes, it lifts up our spirits and, in moderate quantities, contributes to the health of our cardiovascular system. It has been prized since the prehistoric times, and we often hear the saying that the histories of man and vine are intertwined and inseparable. Read more
In the hinterland of Izola between the vineyards is the home of the house Torkla. You will be warmly received by the hosts at the entrance and brought into a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, suitable for family lunches and romantic dinners. The view of the genuine Istrian environment is also a part of the pleasure, but above all, you will certainly be impressed by our offer. Creatively made and carefully prepared dishes, are the real masterpieces of the exceptional master chef. He wisely takes care of every detail on the plate and from carefully selected fragments makes an unforgettable whole, which looks like a work of art. But above all the master chef never ceases to amaze us. Different flavors, which you would have never thought possible to match, intertwine on the plate and blend into a brand new culinary experience.
In the hinterland of Izola, between olive groves and vineyards, lies the village of Korte – a great starting point for nature and sports lovers. The restaurant Gostilna Korte has more than 50 years of tradition based on authentic Istrian cuisine with a touch of modern culinary specialties. The most distinguishable qualities of the restaurant are carefully prepared home-made dishes and friendly staff. Every day, guests are offered fresh home-made bread with olives, excellent pasta, seafood and meat delicacies, prepared exclusively with local olive oil, and carefully selected bottled wines.
On the corner of the Veliki trg square, by the fishing harbour, you will find the Marina Hotel. Its important added value lies in the top-grade restaurant, boasting a longstanding tradition. The hosts, master chef Ivica Evačić-Ivek and his staff, rely only on the best and freshest locally grown ingredients. Their motto is “from the sea to the plate” – all seafood is fresh and caught that same day. They can point to the harbour or the neighbouring hills and show you exactly who provided the fish or where the olive oil and the wine came from. The silver thread of the restaurant is respect for food and the unique flavours of Istrian and Mediterranean classic dishes are enough to entice even the most demanding guests.
July is coming to an end and everyone is eagerly awaiting August, which will bring us the biggest summer festivity – Fishermen’s Feast. Even before the Feast, we will be able to attend a number of musical evenings, film screenings under the stars, the Tomato sauce festival, and the International fair of comic books and board games.