The Lone Hotel
does not want it’s guests to return from their holidays with just
the nice memories, so it puts together culinary programs that allow
any guest to take away a portion of Istrian cuisine when they leave
for home. Chef at Lone’s signature restaurant ResoLution
will introduce the participants the rules of the kitchen that any
good chef abides by, and to the peculiarities of cooking in Istria
that have been passed down from generation to generation for
centuries. In the demo kitchen, guests are taught how to prepare lamb
in pot, truffle ravioli, brodetto or a vegetarian meal made of local
ingredients by ResoLution chefs’ recipes.
The cooking school
prepares the same meals, but it is the guests that do the cooking.
Under the chef’s guidance, in 90 minutes even total beginners will
be able to make the requested dish, and then enjoy it. After they go
through the cooking process for the chosen specialty, the cooking
students sit at the table with their chef and taste the dishes
together. Participants don’t need to have any prior cooking
- All the used
ingredients are locally grown and fresh, we talk about their
nutritional values and the best ways to prepare them. Participants
can pick most of the herbs themselves in the garden in front of the
restaurant. So far, all our students have made great meals – hotel
Lone’s chef says.
Cooking school for friends
Next to the
restaurant patio there is a garden where cooking school participants
can pick their Mediterranean herbs, paprika, zucchinis, eggplants and
peppers…They use professional kitchen tools, and the chef will
explain the cooking process in several languages so that everyone can
understand him. There are big plasma screens above the stoves so that
guests don’t miss anything the chef does. The number of
participants is unlimited, so the demo kitchen and cooking school are
ideal for a good time with friends or corporate teambuilding.
Relax and have fun
People will most
often come in pairs, but everyone clicks really quickly so the
atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Cooking is a creative endeavor that is
more pleasure than work – explains Lone’s chef. All those who
want to participate in the demo kitchen or cooking school can apply
at the hotel Lone’s reception, and they need to mention any dietary
regimes if they have them, so that the chef can adjust the meal that
will be prepared.
A traditional sweet crisp pastry - "Kroštule"
In the Roman time, "kroštule", also called, "mini Roman pancake". They are a traditional sweet crisp pastry. In the time between Christmas, and Eater and especially for Carnival, in the Istia regions of Croatia, mothers, and grandmas are making the "kroštule".
Here comes the recipe for the "kroštule" crunchy delight.
Flour – 200 g
Sugar – 50 g
Egg yolks – 3
Oil – 100 ml
Rakija – 80 ml
Milk – 150 ml
Lemon – 1/2 skin
Oil – 500 ml for frying
Icing sugar – 100 g
Salt – 1 pinch
1. In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, sugar, milk, oil, rakija, pinch of salt and grated lemon skin.
2. Add flour then to the mixture, mixing well with a spatula. On a board, sprinkled with flour, mix the dough with your hands till its semi-hard.
3. With a rolling pin roll out the dough to 5 mm rectangular sheets. With a pastry wheel cut out strips 10 x 3 cm in size.
4. With a little knife cut a little part in the centre and through the opening pull the other end of the pastry through.
5. Deep-fry until golden in colour.
Once done take out and sprinkle some icing sugar on top.
from Istria that you should take with you
It is hard to
imagine Istria’s gastronomy without a good quality extra virgin
olive oil, truffles that make every dish a gourmet experience,
asparagus, that royal vegetable, and sausages made from the cattle
indigenous to Istria.
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