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Paladini: Truffle Hunting Tour with 3-Course Tasting Menu
118 USD
Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the picturesque Istrian countryside, accompanied by a charismatic canine companion trained to sniff out the finest truffles. This unique experience in Paladini culminates in a delectable lunch featuring the freshest, locally-sourced truffles.
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the charming village of Paladini, nestled among breathtaking natural surroundings. Here, you'll encounter the Karlić family, third-generation truffle hunters with a passion that spans decades. Your journey begins with a warm welcome and an educational introduction to the fascinating world of truffles. As you sip on a refreshing drink, you'll learn about the art of truffle hunting and the rich history behind it. Next, you'll be treated to a sumptuous three-course tasting experience on a brand-new terrace, overlooking a stunning 150-year-old forest where truffle hunting is still an integral part of the family's tradition. Be sure to arrive with an empty stomach, as the culinary delights that await you are truly irresistible! Savor delectable canapés, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and locally sourced delicacies, all expertly infused with the prized truffle. Then, witness the preparation of scrambled eggs with freshly shaved truffles, and even participate in the cooking process if you like! For dessert, indulge in a one-of-a-kind treat: truffella-filled donuts that will leave you wanting more. Throughout your meal, enjoy unlimited pours of homemade white and black wine, crafted with love by Grandma Danica, the family's esteemed matriarch. Every ingredient is locally sourced, fresh, and organic, ensuring a truly authentic experience. After lunch, get ready to work off your meal in the most thrilling way possible! Join the Karlić family on a real truffle hunting adventure, accompanied by their lovable dogs, in the picturesque forest. You'll explore the first black truffle plantation in Croatia, planted by the Karlić family 12 years ago, and then venture into the ancient forest where truffle hunting originated in Istria. This unique experience is a labor of love, born from the family's passion for truffles, nature, dogs, and delicious cuisine. With every detail carefully curated, you're in for an unforgettable 2.5 to 3-hour escapade.