Discover the rich tastes of Labin area authentic dishes with exotic saffron from Nedešćina. The most expensive spice in the world is produced by Alessandro and Alessandra Candotti in their grandparents’ estate located in the village of Klapčići. This seductive and gentle spice which originates from the ancient Persia is collected at the end of October, and it takes 140 flowers’ pistils to dry in order to get one gram of spice. The location 300 m above the sea level and specific local climate conditions at Nedešćina plateau create ideal conditions for saffron growth. Saffron pistils are dried in a special procedure over oak ember up to 60 degrees Celsius in order to release the full flavor. Saffron is considered an aphrodisiac, and is available from local and selected Istrian restaurants, with prawns, in risotto, fresh goat cheese and marinade, or as a special treat- saffron ice-cream.