Dobar dan from Croatia!
Okay, truth is I’m actually already home again, but I already posted on one of my two absolute favorite meals while I was on my two-and-a-half-week European adventure, so I thought it only fair to post on the other one.
And—shocker—it features the legendary talents of the heavenly black truffle!
For much more on my Motovun and northern Croatian adventures:
We spent a day driving around inner Istria, in northern Croatia. It’s a peninsula that is much like Tuscany, full of vineyards, agriculture, adorable old hilltop towns, and truffles. Our last stop of the day before heading back to Rovinj was Motovun, a suitably picturesque town complete with an old wall and tower. I couldn’t wait to sample the food in Motovun again, and knew exactly where to go first.
The restaurant was actually in the inner gate wall, tucked underneath. We were ravenous at this point, and I knew there was no question that I was having something with truffles. When a black truffle risotto showed up on the menu, I was sold. We also ordered their house-made Teran wine, which was unique and delicious.
This black truffle risotto is seriously one of the best things I’ve eaten. Earthy, creamy, with a good crunch from the rice. Absolutely awesome.
View from the city wall.
We drove away with full bellies and this beautiful twilight view of Motovun! I hope you enjoyed this snapshot of the food in Motovun, Croatia…have you been there before? I’d love to know other restaurant recommendations for my next time!