Exploring Slovenian Istria: Gostilna Korte – Hidden Treasure for Local Traditional Cuisine

Exploring Slovenian Istria: Gostilna Korte – Hidden Treasure for Local Traditional Cuisine

“Slovenian Istria” (Slovenska Istra) refers to the portion of the Istrian Peninsula that belongs to Slovenia.

Istria is a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea shared by three countries.


The three countries are Croatia, Slovenia, and a small part belonging to Italy.

Slovenian Istria is the smallest portion of Istria, but it has its own unique cultural, historical, and culinary characteristics influenced by both Slovenian and Mediterranean traditions.

Istria has a picturesque coastal towns, vineyards, olive groves, and delicious cuisine featuring fresh seafood, olive oil, truffles, and other local ingredients.

Istrian Food

Istrian food is a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Central European cuisines, influenced by the region’s rich cultural heritage and its proximity to the Adriatic Sea.

Here are some key elements of Istrian cuisine: seafood, olive oil, truffles, pasta and risotto, meat, cheese, wine, vegetables and herbs.

Gostilna Korte – Culinary Delight

Gostilna Korte is a restaurant located in the village of Korte. It offers traditional Slovenian Istrian cuisine. It also includes dishes such as various meats, seafood, soups, stews, and desserts, often prepared with local ingredients and flavours.

It has a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere, where guests can enjoy hearty meals in a relaxed setting. In the summer month their terrace is especially delightful!

Their traditional hearty Istrian dishes with a Mediterranean touch & their great terrace with a pleasant shade of mighty cypresses are a winning combination of your trip to the dreamy Slovenska Istra.

Add the spectacular views over the rolling Istrian hills, and your life is COMPLETE.

Their menu offers various fish and meat dishes intertwined with seasonal ingredients such as wild asparagus and magnificent truffles. Their olive oil is from the best local providers. The very same goes for their wine.

Finish your meal with a delicious “crostata” local dessert.

Eating at Gostilna Korte will be one of the highlights of your Istrian trip.

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