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Full fish class

Full fish class

Secrets of fish filleting and grilling

The dishes we’ll prepare in this class will reflect the seasonal best from Pula’s fish market that day. We’ll practice fish filleting, indispensable for preparation of raw fish dishes that Istrians became fond of in recent years.

Then you’ll learn how to prepare the creamiest seafood risotto and juiciest seafood pasta you have ever tasted, all this without the use of any heavy cream and other kinds of thickeners. At the end, if weather permits, you’ll acquire techniques for properly preparing fish on the wood fired barbecue.

About this full-day class

Available: Year around
Level: Advanced
Class timings: 9 am – 5 pm*
Group size: 2-8
Vegan/vegetarian option: No
No. courses: 4
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
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guidance and cooking with household cook
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welcome drink and Istrian fish-based marenda before we start
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gudied tasting of premium Istrian extra virgin olive oils
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preparation of four-course Istrian traditional seafood lunch
(antipasto, seafood pasta or risotto, grilled fish, 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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