I never heard of Istria, but turns out we have an Istrian restaurant in SF.
MarkB posted a link to an excellent site on Istria. The link below is to the Istrian cuisine section with recipes like:
Grappa Ice cream (enough eggs, whipped cream and cream to kill a city)
Istrian smiling (gin and grappa are the local spirits)
Grapes in grappa
Sour cherry strudel and a whole lot of interesting recipes.
Click on Osteria Istrania link. Most recipes in English. Italian and Hrvatski (?).
Click on Introduction and scroll down and click on grappa for grappa drinks and recipes.
The region is now assimilated into Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.
Anyone else have Istrian recipes or info. Where else are there Istrian restaurants in the US.