Grant and I went back to Croatia a few months later, except this time we went to Istria for truffle season. This had been a dream of mine for some time and, ever since we watched Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations episode, we had really wanted to go to a number of specific places and restaurants in Croatia. This time, it was the restaurant Mondo, located in a quaint town called Motovun, high in the hills of Istria.
We had white truffles grated on top of every single dish — including dessert — and they were all fabulous. The restaurant itself is tiny, with only eight tables or so, and everything from the decor (white and bright turquoise) to the food brought to mind a simpler time, where life moved at a slower pace. Outside of America, life does tend to move a bit more slowly, and it can be nice to take a moment and just appreciate everything at that point in time, without having to rush forward to something else.
Truffles aren’t for everyone, but they’re definitely for us!