Croatia: 1,000 egg and wild asparagus frittata to kick off the 14th Asparagus Festival

A cook stirs the pot at the Asparagus Festival in Lovran, Croatia.
A cook stirs the pot at the Asparagus Festival in Lovran, Croatia.
Croatian National Tourist Board

A special, 6.5-foot pan was made to accommodate the 66 pounds of wild asparagus and 1,000 eggs to be made into a giant frittata to kick off the 14th annual Asparagus Festival in the Adriatic coastal town of Lovran April 12-27. Asparagus grows wild on the slopes of the Ucka Mountain in the Kvarner region as well as in the neighboring Istria region in northern Croatia. While cultivated asparagus can be found year round, real foodies will be after the wild thing, and local restaurants will be aiming to please.


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