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Taste Istria in authentic gastro story

Pićan, CroatiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Doris

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Before our program,everybody walks to the Sopot waterfall which is 2 minutes from the tavern. Best time for visit the waterfall is spring and autumn. Program starts with introduction of Floricic Family and sightseeing of our property and Tavern which is more than 400 years old.
Telling the story of our way of life, our culture and gastronomy.
Introduction of meals which we will prepare and taste.
Involving you in the process of cooking and serving meals. We will prepare only very traditional meals like istrian raviolli and another types of homemade pasta, traditional sauce, manestra, sweets like fritule. Every meal is tasted and combined with wines or juices (for children).
Tasting homemade drinks, serving everything on oak tree tables.
Enjoying in family atmosphere, stories telling and telling a word or two about Istrian & Croatian music.
Our Family members are ethno musicians and they will play some traditional music. If you want to try too, you are welcome.
We can't wait to welcome you in our village Floricici surounded with vineyards and hills with medieval cities
Other things to note
This is not a restaurant with menu. In our tavern we work with fresh food from our garden or from the farms. Here you can be involved in local customs, culture, gastronomy and enjoy typical music.
Before our program,everybody walks to the Sopot waterfall which is 2 minutes from the tavern. Best time for visit the waterfall is spring and autumn. Program starts with introduction of Floricic Family and sightseeing of our property and Tavern which is more than 400 years old.
Telling the story of our way of life, our culture and gastronomy.
Introduction of meals which we will prepare and taste.
Involving you in the process of co…

What's included

  • Food
    Respect for any food restrictions.

Meet your host, Doris

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Our Family is 20 years in tradition of welcoming guests from all around the world. I am the host but guests might meet another family members in order to know more about family, our heritage, culture and gastronomy. We are very proud of our gastronomy, so you will be able to see how we prepare home made pasta, bread, cake, maneštra or vegetables and flavors from the garden. You can be active involved in food preparing and when everything is ready, we taste and enjoy meals in domestic atmosphere of ancient tavern.
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Where you'll be

Walk to: SOPOT waterfall - most famous waterfall in Istria and unique protected landscape (from where you can (optional) walk to Pićan - medieval city old bishop town with old churhes or to Gračišće - also beautiful medieval place).
Private property of Floricic family settled in Floricici village.
Traditional Floricic family tavern more than 400 years old. There you can meet Croatian and Istrian traditional food and ethno music.
Deb
September 2020
What an absolutely brilliant evening. We were made to feel so welcome by Doris and her family. Our understanding of Croatian is very basic but with the English translation by Doris and her husband and everyone’s collective knowledge of German we were able to communicate with no barriers. The preparation of bread and pasta was hands on and we really enjoyed helping to make the fuzi and macaroni pasta. The food was excellent and it’s such a shame we were so full as I was unable to finish mine despite it being delicious. Doris and her family were very considerate of our dietary requirements (I don’t eat meat) and at no point did I feel like I was missing out. We particularly enjoyed the music that Doris’s brother and husband provided. A mix of traditional Croatian songs and some acoustic and accordion versions of some rock classics was brilliant. We were all singing by then end. We were the only people booked onto this experience. We visited Croatia at the end of the season but it felt more special to us this way. It would be a great experience for a mixed group also but we wouldn’t change a thing about our evening!!
What an absolutely brilliant evening. We were made to feel so welcome by Doris and her family. Our understanding of Croatian is very basic but with the English translation by Doris…
Natasha
September 2020
Wonderful family and experience. I had a great time getting to know them and feeling a part of their family for the evening.
Alexander
August 2020
Daniella (Doris' mother?) was a great host with her wonderful husband. The extended family showed up to make pasta and then Dorian (who has a Croatian ethno band) came over and we all played the accordion and the drums. It was a wonderful experience!
Daniella (Doris' mother?) was a great host with her wonderful husband. The extended family showed up to make pasta and then Dorian (who has a Croatian ethno band) came over and we…
Elroy
June 2020
Gezellige oude taverne waar we gezellig hebben gezeten, beetje gekookt en gegeten. De host vertelde veel over het huis, het gebied en zijn familie. Echt een aanrader!
Jan
June 2020
We had amazing time seeing the waterfall, meeting Doris and her family and tasting and making local food. It's a truly magical place and I can't recommend enough to visit.
Jean-Philippe
September 2019
Expérience mémorable! Doris et sa famille nous on offert un contact culturel authentique et chaleureux qui nous avait manqué jusqu’à présent. Chaque membre de la famille a participé à cet échange, du plus jeune aux grands-parents. Nous sommes repartis repus d’une nourriture délicieuse produite entièrement localement; les oreilles pleines d’une musique traditionnelle et moderne jouée avec une passion évidente. Cette expérience est l’un des points forts de notre séjour! À vivre!
Expérience mémorable! Doris et sa famille nous on offert un contact culturel authentique et chaleureux qui nous avait manqué jusqu’à présent. Chaque membre de la famille a parti…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.