Mediterranian Fish Cooking Workshop

Mediterranian Fish Cooking Workshop with Irena

With Irena you will learn cooking and preparing techniques that can easily be repeated at home. This is an interactive demonstration: seafood from A to Z: preparing and filleting seabass, a secret of fish soup, preparing mussels (in season only!), seafood pasta, raw fish dishes and seabass by Irena Fonda recipe. You will learn, discover and taste an authentic Mediterranean cuisine.


What to expect

At Irena's cooking class that takes place at Fonda Fish Garden, we will teach you everything you need to know to become an expert at preparing fish and other seafood. Amongst many skills you will learn is the tricky art of how to tell if a fish is fresh, cleaning, filleting and preparing seabass, preparing delicious mussels (in season), making incredible seafood pasta, and how to safely prepare raw fish dishes. The cooking class begins with a glass of local wine or chilled water with local herbs while you get initiated in the world of fish, including such essentials as how best to freeze and store your fish, and a whole host of others. At our workshop you will cook, learn, and have fun making friends in a small group - and as a perfect end to a perfect day, you will gather under pine trees to feast on a delicious gourmet seafood, followed by a sweet farewell in the form of a seasonal dessert. The class will be run by Irena, a molecular biologist, a passionate cook and an advocate of the sustainable use of the fruits of the sea.

Available languages: Slovenian, English, Italian.

Other languages: on request, with hired translator


  • Lunch/dinner, depends on when you start.
  • Chilled water with/without herbs by glass, unlimited. The water is not bottled, but fresh. We have excellent quality of tap water and do not use bottled water for sustainability reason..
  • All ingredients, utensils and recipes.


  • Available to buy - white wine (high quality local producers).
  • Mediterranian caviar - bottarga tasting available on request: 10 EUR per person.

Duration: 4h

Departure details

  • Seča 142, 6320 Portorož - Portorose, Slovenia It is easy to find, there is a sign FONDA FISH FARM when you arrive at destination. Parking included in the price.

Price per person: 150 EUR

Weekly schedule

  • Thursdays at 5 p.m. (English)
  • Sundays at 11 a.m. (English)

 Italian, German and Slovene languages workshops – on request.

Private groups – on previous request for the price 600 € for 1-4 participants or 150 € per person for 5 or more participants. 

Min. number of participants: 2.

This activity is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

This workshop requires both, a good weather and a minimum number of participants . If it’s canceled due to poor weather or because the minimum isn't met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

 Reservation: 48 h prior.

 Cancellation: 24 h prior. 




For booking and more information, call Irena on +38641502616 or write us on


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