An active culinary experience on the Istrian farm stay Butul

Domačija Butul, Farm stay Butul, is the winner of “Slovenia’s hidden gems 2018” with the programme “Mediterranean flavors of Slovenian Istria”. //…/… For the best program of the campaign, everyone who participated and listened to this campaign had a possibility to vote in October and November. Our programme was selected from 18 finalists from all over Slovenia.

The project will be anchored in the village of Manžan near Koper in the spring, summer and early autumn of 2020. Relaxation-working days at the farmhouse will include culinary workshops of advanced Mediterranean cuisine, accommodation in nature, wellness retreat in sauna and jacuzzi, accommodation with local and seasonal breakfast, possibility of lodging in large luxury tents, dinners prepared according to Slow Food principles, workshops for gathering wild plants, picking olives, helping on the farm with daily tasks, guided tour of the countryside hidden pearls in nature and in the village, hunting for truffles.


Day 1

15.00-19.00 Arrival to Farmstay Butul

20.00 4-course dinner prepared from local and seasonal ingredients grown at Farmstay Butul

Day 2

9: 00-11:00 Fresh cleansing snack with natural products from Butul Selection, under the olive trees with a visit to the herbal garden. Presenting and demonstrating and one of the seasonal tasks (work in the apiary, harvesting of olives, pruning trees, mowing, gardening, cleaning herbs, picking grapes, bottling, preserving Butul selection products). Later you will actively assist at one of the seasonal tasks.

12:00 Workshop “How, why and where was the seafood once conserved and how can we contribute to reducing the amount of waste food?” With a practical demonstration of preservation and application to home use. Afternoon hot meal “Marenda kot na njivi”, when we Eat and drink as farmers in Istrian fields once, with an explanation and a modern interpretation of raspberries in the field.

16:00 Visiting in the wine cellar and tasting of natural wines, where the natural processes of vinification and ripening of wine are used an explained. Workshop with a blind tasting of macerated Istrian wines.

19:00 It’s time for five-course tasting menu called “It is, what it is”, where we will prepare and serve dishes from unconventional pieces of meat, vegetable “leftovers”, traditionally preserved and sustainably prepared food.

21:00 Accommodation at the Farmstay Butul in private rooms, apartments, multi-bed rooms, luxury tents or tent camps on the property of the Farmstay Butul.

Day 3

8:00 “Butul Istrian breakfast” with local and seasonal products on the terrace of the Farmstay Butul

9:30 Hunting on truffle and competition “one truffle for a kilogram of garbage”, where we will collect garbage from the forest by hunting truffles.11:00 Butul open-fire picnic and an open-fire baking dishes works

13:00+ Relaxation massage in the jacuzzi, use of the sauna and swimming in the sea on hidden corners of the Slovenian coast.



2 overnight stays with half board for 2 people,

workshop of advanced Mediterranean cuisine,

accommodation in a double room with a balcony,

local and seasonal breakfast,

4-course dinners prepared according to Slow Food principles,

workshop (gathering wild plants, olives, truffles),

getting to know about work on a farm stay and active help,

guided tour of the countryside and the nature of Istria,

free of charge: deckchairs, towels, jacuzzi, sauna, parking, WIFI,

extra cost: laundry, photocopying.


Reservations can be made by e-mail or with the contact form bellow

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– First Name Last Name

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– Number of packages or persons

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