Culinary pampering in the world of healthy pleasures.

Portorož, 10. 3. 2014

This weekend will be devoted to gastronomy and quality wines.

The Hotel Slovenija’s Congress Centre will host the 16th Malvasia Festival, climaxing on Saturday, 15 March 2014 at 18, with the gala event Malvasia Life. Our guests will be pampered with boutique culinary masterpieces and a rich variety of selected Malvasia wines.

There will be established winemakers, gastronomy professionals and other providers at the festival:

Restaurant Á la Carte Mediteran, Brajnik kakiji (Brajnik Persimmons), Casa del sal Restaurant, Čebelarstvo Kozlovič (Kozlovič Bee-Keeping), Domačija Butul (Butul Homestead), Domači figovi izdelki Marsič (Marsič Home-Made Fig Products), Domačija Munda (Munda Homestead), Istral s.p., Alberto Pucer und Robi Titan, trgovina Istra tartufi (Istra Truffles shop), Trgovina Vinko Šavle s.p. (Vinko Šavle s.p. shop), Kmetija Franko & Adrijano (Franko & Adrijano Farm), Kmetija Trček (Trček Farm), Ličer Benjamin, Ribogojnica Fonda (Fonda Fishery), Soline, Pridelava soli d.o.o. (Soline, Pridelava soli d.o.o. - salt production).

You are cordially invited to the exclusive culinary pampering and a myriad of heavenly Mediterranean flavours!

The Malvasia Life!

The Programme of the 16th Malvasia Festival:

Saturday, 15 March 2014

6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m. - Malvasia Life
Day of Istria’s boutique culinary delights

Sunday, 16 March 2014

3:00 p.m.
Solemn opening

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Malvasia wine tastings

4:00 p.m.
“Organised Chaos” - Tomaž Škvarc Lisjak, the winner of the 2013 cooking show, and Iztok Klenar, an oenologist   

6:30 p.m.
The winning Malvasia wines of the “Sommelier Slovenije 2014” wine evaluation – Tilen Praprotnik, an oenologist

7:00 p.m.
Adriatic squids, a professional culinary workshop with Malvasia wines - Časlav Matijević, a finalist of the Croatian TV programme MasterChef, and Ingrid Mahnič  

Monday, 17 March 2014

11:00 a.m.
Opening speech – the greeting to Malvasia 

11:30 a.m.
Round-table: Istrian Malvasia without borders - Sašo Dravinec, a journalist of the newspaper Primorske novice 

1:30 p.m.
Istrian banquet

2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Malvasia wine tastings

4:30 p.m.

The Malvasia wines of the Mediterranean – Tomaž Sršen, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Dolce Vita

6:00 p.m.
More than olives and wine, this is Slovenian Istria! - Tomaž Bevčič, the Rizibizi restaurant, and Boštjan Zidar, an oenologist.

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