The summer heat requires light, low-calorie foods. That is why the Mediterranean diet, which has been followed in Lovran for thousands of years, is ideal for this period. The basis is seafood, green vegetables, locally grown olive oil, and wine from grapes ripened in the sun-drenched vineyards on the slopes of Mount Učka.
This season is characterised by food diversity: the menu often includes vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and onions, but also garlic and basil, which give each dish a special and memorable taste.
In the summertime, barbecue is a favourite choice for both fish and meat dishes. Vegetable and octopus salads are also popular, as are scampi cocktails, or scampi and mussel buzara.
For a sweet finish, desserts are prepared with blueberries and raspberries as well as peaches, apricots and juicy figs. A perfect refreshment is a scoop of ice cream from one of Lovran’s cafés.
Za slatki završetak obroka kombinira se bobičasto voće poput borovnica i malina, kao i breskve, marelice i sočne smokve, a pravo osvježenje donosi i kuglica sladoleda iz lovranskih kavana.