Foto arhiva TZG Crikvenice – autor Andrea Gržičić
On our Riviera, you can walk along a very special route dedicated entirely to oily fish dishes. We found the inspiration for the ‘Oily Fish Route’ in the local fishing tradition and the times when oily fish was the most appreciated food item in this area. Even then, people knew that oily fish is a valuable source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Today, approximately ten restaurants with the ‘Oily Fish Route’ label proudly offer tasty oily fish specialities. Find them on the ‘Oily Fish Route’ flyer and start a culinary adventure that goes on throughout the year in all the places of the Riviera.
The wonderful aromas and fragrances of the Mediterranean are even more intense in the spring during Oily Fish Week, which includes a packed entertainment programme, numerous special benefits for visitors and interesting culinary workshops.
Gourmets should check out why the ‘Oily Fish Route – Oily Fish Week’ event won the 2014 ‘Simply the Best’ award in the category of themed culinary events.
Finally, a little tip: make sure you taste a local speciality called ‘Crkveniške rupice’ (also known as ‘Balice’, ‘Kolubice’ or ‘Gunjci’), and find out how fishermen’s mothers and wives used to prepare it in the past.