Wednesday in Portoroz was wonderful. I spent time at the conference and accompanied the group as we traveled up into the countryside later in the day to visit a local winery and a restaurant.
Here are two more images of Trieste
In a short while, we arrived at Rodica, a small family-owned winery. It is an organic wine producer that is located in the Istria zone near the Village of Truske. Our tour was led by a member of the family. It was an enlightening and heartwarming experience. In their brochure, the family states, "By showing great respect for nature, we grow great tasting, healthful grapes, from which we produce healthful and strong wines, reflecting the character of our wine-growing district."
The most endearing aspect of our visit was to meet the family that owns and runs the winery.
It was getting late when we boarded our bus and headed toward a local restaurant for dinner.
We arrived at the restaurant in the darkness and were welcomed by a couple dressed in traditional garb who offered us a taste of locally produced salt and bread.
The food was wonderful and included ravioli served on top of a sauce of pureed peas.
Thursday was yet another beautiful day on the sea.
Charles (Karlo) Baker-Clark
I am a university professor with interests in the relationship of food and culture. I am also a Fulbright Scholar and will deploy to Montenegro in September, 2014 where I will collaborate in teaching and learning about food and culture as well as food tourism. This blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences in Montenegro with you. It is also dedicated to my son Chad who mixes artistry and savvy in teaching people how to bake bread and make pizza.
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