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Pasta class

Pasta class

Art of Istrian pasta and žgvacet

Our most popular full day class is focused on making traditional Istrian pasta – fuži, which we normally serve with Istrian žgvacet, slow cooked stew made from chicken or beef. That is not set in stone – fuži can be paired with, for example, meat ragu, tomato salsa, even mushrooms or wild asparagus if they’re in season. Vegetarians and vegans, this can also be your class of choice!

We make pasta from scratch – we knead the dough and form fuži, and give a detailed description of the procedure, especially invaluable tips and tricks. If time permits, we show you how to make other types of Istrian pasta like pljukanci, fidelini and lazanjice (ask if you want to master making of gnocchi, also very typical for Istria). We always prepare a desert, which normally doesn’t require baking, and is based on innovative use of local ingredients, as Istria is not renown for traditional deserts.

 

About this full-day class

Available: Year around
Level: Beginner
Class timings: 9 am – 4 pm*
Pick-up/drop-off: Pula market
Group size: 2-8
Vegan/vegetarian option: yes
No. courses: 3 (+ marenda)
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
*we also offer half-day classes where we skip market visit

On the menu

Pula’s market tour where we source all ingredients
OR
visit of organic family farm in Pula surroundings where we source veggies and eggs
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guidance and cooking with household cook
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welcome drink and Istrian marenda before we start
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gudied tasting of premium Istrian extra virgin olive oils
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preparation of three-course Istrian traditional lunch
(vegetable antipasto, pasta with stew, dessert)
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one bottle of quality Istrian wine per person*

*for surcharge it is possible to include tailor-made tasting of premium Istrian wines

 

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