Sampling the Best of Istria
Croatia's Istrian peninsula is renowned for its local delicacies, especially those made with the region's white truffles. To find out what the fuss is about, head for the medieval hill town of Motovun and climb the spiraling main street to the Natura Tartufi gourmet shop. Here you can try more truffle products than you thought possible: truffle oils, truffle spreads, truffle honey, truffle salt, truffle-infused vinegars, and cheeses embedded with slivers of truffle. Go ahead and try them all - the friendly staff is happy to assist. You can also sample one (or more) of the many types of local brandy, from biska (mistletoe), to ljesnjak (hazelnut), to medica (honey).
By Ellen Hall