Truffles are one of the most simple-to-use, but also one of the most expensive and tasty culinary ingredients of modern cuisine. Just a small quantity of fresh truffles, grinded or sliced into thin layers and added on top of an already cooked meal, will create a pleasant combination of intense scents and unique aromas, and take your dish to a whole new level.
The best time to enjoy truffles is the winter period because some of the most precious varieties of truffles are just waiting for the lower temperatures in order to present their distinguished attributes. One of those is Tuber Magnatum Pico, also known as the Istrian white truffle, the „king of truffles“ and one of the most valuable truffle varieties in general. The season of this white truffle in Istria starts in October and usually lasts until January, depending on the weather conditions.
Also, winter is the time of the year when all the outside work is already done, and most of us like to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of our labor, but also the fruits of nature. Restaurant Zigante, located in Livade, right next to one of the largest natural habitats of white truffles, and specialized in preparing meals with truffles, offers you an unforgettable gastro experience inspired by the seductive aromas of fresh Istrian truffles.
Relax in a warm and cozy setting of the restaurant, taste some of the unique truffle specialties and delicacies from the menu created by our renowned chef Damir Modrušan, and enjoy the perfect winter moments.