About the event
The festival will bring together some of the best experts in gastronomy, catering, mixology, oil, and coffee.
Weekend Food Festival in Rovinj 2022 from Facebook.com
Thus, you will have the opportunity to listen to the personal experiences of renowned Chefs from all over the World. Moreover, you will be able to learn from them at Masterclasses. Lectures will be held in gastronomy, mixology, wine, and coffee making.
Furthermore, the coffee weekend is planned where you will be able to taste new coffee aromas and flavors. In mixology classes, you will be able to taste unique cocktails and learn bartending tips and tricks.
Finally, the whole experience will be enhanced by music performances. Do we need to say more?
Weekend Food Festival in Rovinj 2022 from Facebook.com
About the participants
Most of the names are already announced and they include chef Rasmus Munk, whose cuisine is interesting due to the fact that it includes art installations as well.
Sergey and Ivan Berezutskiy, and Ana Roš, will also participate and they are all chefs from restaurants with 2 Michelin stars.
Among others, the famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana restaurant with 3*** Michelin stars will also be there.
Spaghetti Salad with Caviar by Massimo Bottura from Facebook.com
Finally, Paul Ivic is an Austrian chef of Croatian roots that works at Tian restaurants in Vienna and Munich. Tian restaurants are one of few vegetarian restaurants in the World with a Michelin star. Paul Ivic is guided by the zero-waste philosophy and is passionate about educating people about healthy food.
Chocolate dessert by Paul Ivic from Facebook.com
These were just some of the names that will participate at the Weekend Food Festival. For more info about the participants or the event, feel free to visit Weekend Food Festival's official website.
Where to stay in Rovinj during the Weekend Food Festival?
Villa Rovigno Ultimo is a luxury villa surrounded by greenery.
Greenery surrounding the Villa Rovigno Ultimo
This is a spacious, modern villa perfect for 8 guests as it includes 4 bedrooms.
The spacious interior of the villa
As far as the amenities are concerned, the villa includes a grill and an outdoor dining area.
One of the best features of this exquisite villa is its central location in the Old town of Rovinj.
Furthermore, it is a 5-star villa with a great sea view. There is a sea view even from some of the bedrooms. Just check the photo and you will see for yourself!
Sea View from Villa Rovigno Residence
Additionally, this is a large villa for 12 guests with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. There are 2 kitchens and two living areas in the villa. Other amenities are a sauna, gym, and private garden which is quite special for a villa in the very center of the town.
Garden of the Villa Rovigno Residence
Finally, breakfast service is included in the price of the rent and also a guided tour of the Old town!
In case you do not wish to stay in the center of the town, but prefer the quiet suburbs in the country, the 5-star villa Starry Night is perfect for you. This villa is situated on a large property not far from Rovinj and it is surrounded by greenery.
Greenery surrounding the Villa Starry Night
Villa includes not one, but 2 swimming pools. One of them is an indoor heated pool which will be perfect for your Spring visit when the sea is still too cold for swimming. There is also an outdoor pool that is equipped with hydro massage.
Indoor pool in the Villa Starry Night
Furthermore, this is a villa with a modern interior. It includes 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a fireplace in the living room.
Modern Interior of Villa Starry Night
You will find other amenities in the villa as well: a Finnish sauna, summer kitchen, and playground for kids.
Rovinj is known for its winding, rocky streets which make it the most romantic town in Croatia.
Rovinj, City of Romance, source: pixabay.com
One of its symbols is the Baroque Church of St. Euphemia (you can see it in the photo above).
Another symbol is the Old tobacco factory which served as the facility for supplying officers of the Austro-Hungarian army with cigarettes. Today it is the location of the Weekend Media Festival which takes place each year in Autumn. See the atmosphere at the Youtube Weekend Media Festival 2021 Aftermovie:
Finally, there is one more symbol of Rovinj that needs to be mentioned and that is the Rovinj Batana. That is a boat that resembles a Venetian gondola. In case you are interested in Rovinj Batana, we recommend you to visit The Batana Eco-Museum in Rovinj.
Rovinj Batana Boat by Roberta F from commons.wikimedia.org
What to do in Rovinj in Spring?
There are plenty of activities you can enjoy while visiting Rovinj during the Weekend Food Festival.
Activities around Rovinj
Outdoors we recommend you to visit and spend time in the Golden Cape Forest Park.
Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape Forest Park) by Neoteniyx from commons.wikimedia.org
Furthermore, there are numerous marked cycling routes around Rovinj which is another excellent way to explore the area. We wish to highlight one, the Strika - Ferata cycling route that is built on the old railway path and includes beautiful landscapes.
Cycling in Croatia
Regarding sightseeing, besides the already mentioned sites, the Church of St. Euphemia and The Batana Eco-Museum, May is the perfect time to walk the archeological sites Monkodonja and Musego if historic sites interest you.
Archeological site Monkodonja by Orlovic from commons.wikimedia.org
Events in May in Rovinj
There are also numerous events happening in Rovinj in May. One of them is On the paths of Rovinj Delicacies. This year it will take place right after the Weekend Food Festival which is interesting in case you plan to stay a bit longer in Rovinj.
Sea Food Menu in Croatia
Day trips from Rovinj
There are also plenty of opportunities for day trips from Rovinj. Some of the most interesting ones are to visit the medieval towns in Central Istria such as Motovun, the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula, as well as the boat excursions to Lim Bay and Brijuni National Park.
National Park Brijuni from National Park Brijuni's official website
If you are interested in finding out more about Rovinj, feel free to check one of our previous blogs when we wrote about the Weekend Media Festival, but also about a luxury vacation in Rovinj, where to eat, the best Rovinj beaches, and what else to do in and around Rovinj.
Rovinj Old Town
We hope we inspired you to go and visit Rovinj during the Weekend Food Festival. Stay in one of our villas and leave us a review after you recharge and return home!