Rijeka is renowned for its fifth season, the carnival season, but true foodies know that the other four seasons have their own delights to offer as well – those of the gastronomical kind!

Just as every season has its typical foods, so too does every food have a specific season when it reaches the pinnacle of quality. The Rijeka Tourist Board organises the Ri Gastro Days seven times a year in order to showcase the finest cuisine of Kvarner and this part of the northern Mediterranean. Restaurants and caterers prepare seasonally themed dishes made with local ingredients for the occasion by using traditional recipes that sensibly suggest that one should eat food from one’s own environment, in line with the vicissitudes of nature. Only then is food the best, the most delectable, and the healthiest!

Besides preserving the tradition of the Mediterranean cuisine of yore and once again making it a fixture on menus of households and restaurants, the Ri Gastro Days programme also abounds with cultural, charity, and entertainment events, such as gastro workshops and expert lectures, a charity cooking show, readings at the Rijeka City Library, art workshops... for everyone, big or small, young and young at heart, denizens of Rijeka, domestic and foreign visitors.

All you have to do is pick your favourite season(s), come to the Ri Gastro Days and enjoy yourselves!