Ri Gastro and caterers from Rijeka traditionally dedicate the beginning of June to the stars of Mediterranean and Kvarner cuisine: oily fish and cherries. This is why the sardine – the uncrowned queen of the sea – will dominate menus during the first week, followed by the sweet and succulent herald of summer – the cherry! The Mediterranean diet as a way of life and nutrition is considered the gold standard for a longer and healthier life, with olive oil, oily fish, a plethora of fresh vegetables and fruit and wine as the centrepieces of this culinary tradition. UNESCO included the diet on its Intangible Heritage List, thus protecting it as a healthy nutritional approach and a lifestyle that benefits people.
That is why Ri Gastro and caterers from Rijeka continue to tell the story of local and seasonal foods as the main ingredients for a healthy and enjoyable life, and traditionally dedicate the beginning of June to oily fish and cherries. From 3 to 9 June, the menus of catering establishments in Rijeka will be dominated by sardines, a small oily fish with an exceptionally high nutritional value and vast culinary potential. Afterward, from 10 to 16 June, it's time for cherries, which are at their tastiest and healthiest around the Feast Day of St Vitus, the patron saint of Rijeka. You can try them when they're fresh, in pastries or in certain savoury dishes. All of this will be accompanied by expert lectures on the Mediterranean diet for a long and healthy life.
Tuesday 4 June Sardine and wine fusion workshop
PAR educational group, Trg Riječke rezolucije 4, at 11 a.m. – free entrance
Lecture by Damjan Miletić, Master of Economics, Gastro HUB project manager, as well as a wine and sardine dish presentation and tasting.
11 June 6-8 pm Expert lectures on living a healthier life
Rijeka City Hall, Korzo 16 - free entrance
The Mediterranean Diet: How to Live Better and Longer
Toni Valković, MD-PhD, Division of Haematology, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka
Healthy Fats - the Pillar of a Healthy Diet
Alen Ružić, MD-PhD, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka
Friday 14 June at 10:30 a.m. Gastrofest as part of the City of Rijeka Day and the Feast Day of St. Vitus celebration Trg 128. brigade HV and Trg Republike Hrvatske
List of Caterers
Bistro Conca D'oro
Mon-Thu 11 a.m. - midnight and Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Kružna ulica 12
051 213 782
Mon-Sun 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Riva boduli 5b
051 312 222
Bistro-pizzeria Maslina na Zelenom trgu
Mon-Sat 11 a.m. - midnight
Koblerov trg bb
051 563 563
Bistro Placa 51
Mon-Sat 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Riva Boduli 3a
051 546 454
Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - midnight
095 671 6717
Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - midnight, Sat noon - midnight, Sun 1 p.m. - midnight
the kitchen is open until 11 PM
051 631 365
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Titov trg 8c
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - midnight
Pod voltun 15
091 901 4082
Sun-Thu 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. and Fri-Sat 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Trg Republike Hrvatske 2
051 212 148
A la carte restoran Kamov
Hotel Bonavia Plava Laguna
Mon-Sun 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
051 357 817
Restoran hotela Continental
Mon-Sun 12 PM - 10 PM
Šetalište A. K. Miošića 1,
051 440 009
Mon-Thu and Sun 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
the kitchen is closed on Monday
Riva Boduli 7 b
051 565 586
Mon-Thu 8 a.m. - midnight, Fri 8 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Trg Jurja Klovića 4
099 888 5949
Rica Gluten Free
Mon-Sat 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
051 374 593
Mon-Thu 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - midnight, Sat 9 a.m. - midnight, Sun 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
091 202 0630