Early in June, Ri Gastro will immediately place the humble but
magnificent sardine under the spotlight. The sardine, which is a
favourite among fishermen and has been dubbed “The Queen of the Sea“, is
living and swimming proof that healthy food doesn't necessarily have to
be expensive. Between 1 June and 8 June, sardines will be placed at the
forefront of menus in restaurants and taverns in Rijeka and its ring,
during which delectable creations made from this small but valuable fish
will be revealed in all their glory.
The reign of sardines ends
on 8 June when they will be ousted by cherries, which will take their
place in the limelight during Cherry Week. Cherries are at their most
succulent in mid-June, right around the Feast Day of St. Vitus, the
patron of saint of Rijeka, and you can get a sweet bite at one of the
designated locations until 15 June.
Gourmet Story, which will
take place on 1 June from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in front of the Croatian
National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, will once again serve as a tasty
introduction for these two gastro weeks, during which caterers will have
the chance to showcase some of their sardine- and cherry-themed
delicacies, which will be sold for 10 HRK a piece, with all of the
proceeds going to charity. Gourmet Story will be followed by a
performance of Molière's comedy The Misanthrope by the Croatian drama
ensemble of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc at 7:30 pm.