In late May, Ri Gastro
will put the humble, yet magnificent, sardine under the spotlight.
Hailed as a fisherman’s favourite and dubbed “the queen of the sea”, the
sardine is living and swimming proof that healthy food doesn't have to
be expensive. The sardine will become a fixture on caterers’ menus in
Rijeka and its surroundings from May 24 to May 31st, during which they
will present this small but valuable fish in all its glory by preparing
delectable sardine delicacies. To kick off the Ri Gastro – The Sardine
is IN Week, we have another Gastro Cooking Show in store for you with
our coupling of Opatija Riviera and Rijeka Gourmet Story. These two
culinary stories will become one and offer visitors a myriad of savoury,
local and aromatic treats in the majestic ambience of the Croatian
National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc. All proceeds from the sale of these
treats will go to charity. The duo Alba & Leo will provide the
soundtrack and, after tasting the delicacies from Kvarner Bay, the
Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc invites you to its premiere of
“Gala Ballet”, a show featuring some of the most delightful excerpts
from classical and contemporary ballet.
After such an elegant introduction, the Ri Gastro – Sardine is IN
Week will resume in restaurants and gastropubs, while the Opatija
Riviera and Rijeka Gourmet Story will continue until June 19th in around
70 establishments on the Opatija Riviera and in Rijeka, where premium
gourmet specialties will be available at reasonable prices.
And, after the sardine ends its reign, the crown will be passed on to
cherries, as May 31st marks the beginning of Ri Gastro – Cherry Week!