Situated in a beautifully restored traditional 19th-century Istrian house in the charming hilltop town of Korte, the cuisine at Hiša Torkla is just as exceptional as the setting. 

Prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers, hunters and fishermen, many of the dishes are based on age-old Slovene recipes with a little bit of modern innovation from head chef Sebastijan Kovačič.

In addition to the main dining room, there is a large terrace that can be transformed into an enclosed winter garden during colder months, and a small private salon with a fireplace that can be reserved for special occasions.

After dinner you can head to the equally grand wine cellar downstairs.

Contact: Hiša Torkla, Korte 44, 6310 Izol, Opening Hours: 12:00–22:00 (Wed–Sun/sre–ned), More info: www.hisa-torkla.si, +386 5 620 965, Chef: Sebastijan Kovačič.

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Written by: Yuri Barron, Richard Scho eld, Will Dunn, John Bills, James Cosier, Clare L. Charlesworth, Edited by Jana Studen