Two young Croatians have opened the first restaurant serving traditional Istrian dishes and wine in the centre of Brussels in Belgium.
The official opening of Maison d’Istrie – Le Petit Oignon restaurant and bar took place during the week and was the idea of two Croatians, Bojan Radetić and Roland Kristaj, in Belgium whose wish is to share their love for Istrian Mediterranean gastronomy.
“Istrian Cuisine is a product of the Istrian history and is part of the Istrian cultural heritage. The richness of the Istrian cuisine is considerably vast. Istrian cuisine is based on genuine ingredients such as aromatic Mediterranean spices, olive oil, truffles, shellfish and meat.
“Our aim is to offer people here something new. Outside of Croatia, there are no real Istrian restaurants. We offer guests traditional Istrian dishes with pašta, fuži and pljukanci, as well as Istrian boškarin meat. So far we have had good reviews,” Radetić says.
Visitors can also enjoy famous Istrian wines and olive oil as well. You can check out more about the restaurant on their website here.