Cous Cous Fest The international Festival of the cultural integration

15/08/2015



Sun, sea and Cous Cous

 

Among perfumes, colors and tastes coming from the whole world, it has repeated him since 1998, the Cous Cous Fest, one of the of the more interesting gastronomic events in the summer of San Vito Lo Capo.
The Cous Cous Fest is born from the desire to put around a simple dish of the Mediterranean kitchen, the passion for the food, exchanges him cultural and the integration among the people.A challenge not from few on which he assembles, for more than a week, at the end of September, the interest of the whole culinary world and not only.

Every year great Chefs come from the whole world in this splendid angle of Sicily to live, with the pretext of the kitchen, an unique experience, to compare him in joy among the stoves preparing cous cous original and savory cous cous surrounded by a public atento more and more and numerous.They wait you for 10 rich days of events when can taste the cous prepared cous in thousand ways, to participate in cultural meetings, laboratories of kitchen, talkshow and seminars and the evening, in Santuario square, so much fun and music with artists of international fame.

The cous cous is by now indissolubly tied San Vito Lo Capo, it is not a simple recipe but a marvelous binder anymore between cultures and different religions, among desire to make party and desire of a best world.

THE COMPETITION IS THE JURY
Chefs come by the whole world risk in an atmosphere of great joy and solidarity.
 
They will be 10 the Countries participants to the 18° edition of the Cous cous Fest 2015: Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Israel, Palestine, Italy, France, USA, Mauritius and Brazil.
This year to the Cous Cous Fest we will assist to two Competitions: The Italian Championship of Cous Cous and the Cous Cous World Championship.
Two the Juries that will appraise the various interpretations of the Couscous the Technical jury presided by the Chef Two stars Michelin, Claudio Sadler and the popular jury to which you can participate the public simply paying a Ticket.
The technical jury is composed from: Sonia Peronaci chef and blogger, Giancarlo Morelli chef, different Italian and foreign journalists among which Mark Mangiarotti de "The Day", Carla Icardi manager of Great kitchen magazine, Michael Day correspondent in Italy of the daily paperThe Indipendent, Roberta Schira writer and gourmet and Susan Engelstoft free lances and Danish author of books.The Italian Championship of Cous Cous Bia will have been held since 19 to September 20 and to challenge him to win the title of Good Italian Chefs of the Cous Cous Fest they will be 6 chefs professionals coming from Italy. The winning chef will drive the Italian team in the international gastronomic Competition.

The Cous Cous World Championship is naturally the moment more attended of the long kermesse and will have been held since 23 to September 26. In these days the kitchens of San Vito Lo Capo they will become the melting pot of the culinary languages coming from the whole world and at the end you will be proclaimed the winning Country of the Cous Cous Fest 2015.

THE GASTRONOMIC VILLAGE 

You choose every day a cous cous different.

The whole country during the demonstration a great permanent gastronomic laboratory becomes.
The most original recipes and the the ancient tastes melt him giving space to the imagination but never forgetting the tradition.
In the gastronomic village, they are present numerous stand where possible to taste more than 30 different recipes of cous cous... to choose will be a problem! There was room for the greediest sweets of the Sicilian tradition, cannoli, cascatelle or biscuits to the almonds... naturally combined to good local wines.
For the one who has desire, instead, to learn to make the cous cous and to discover the technique of the incocciatura, can participate in the kept lessons in the so many gastronomic laboratories.
THE TICKET
Is composed by two coupons. The first one gives right to a portion of cous cous, to choice between the proposed menus and a glass of wine. The second, is instead for the tasting of a Sicilian typical dessert. The tickets, of an European cost of 10, you can have been being purchased for the hours 12.00 to her times 24.00 near the three box-offices of the demonstration.
The Menù of the Cous Cous Fest is always very rich and attractive...difficile to choose, better tasting them everybody!
HOUSE OF THE COUS COUS FROM THE WORLD
In the street Regina Margherita, angle street Abruzzi, the international variations of the cous are tasted cous: a triumph of the tastes with exotic ingredients.
House of the Cous Cous from San Vito Lo Capo
The most perfumed recipes of the territory play in the house in the street Venza. Here you can be found, besides the cous cous, also some flat ones of the local gastronomic tradition as the busiates with I crush to the trapanese.
House of the Cous Cous from Mediterranean
The cous cous of the tradition and those of the countries that lean out on the Nostrum sea. To Marinella square vegetables, meat and fish will enrich the cous cous of the Mediterranean.
Al Waha
On the beach, to the height of street Savoia, the cous cous can be tasted inside a spellbound curtain berbera furnished with elegant couch and you furnish Arabs.
In the menù, traditional recipes and international preparations. An unique experience in shore to the sea.
HOUSE OF THE FISHERMEN OF San Vito lo Capo
In Marinella square, the fishermen of San Vito Lo Capo, is turned into cooks of exception.
Before to a public that observes them with curiosity, they fry in a maxi frying pan of 5 meters diameter, the fish just fished.

 

LIVE Show 
In Sanctuary square pulsates the heart of the Cous Cous Fest.
Every evening on the stage is of scene the good music, great Italian artists and foreigners they perform in the name of the contamination of the sounds and the different styles in a great party that he invites to the peace among the people.
An unique plaza indeed that of San Vito Lo Capo, flood of colors and emotions up to deep night. 

All the shows are totally free. Program 2015
Cous Cous Lab

During the whole week, it is possible to participate in the Couses cous Lab, where the prepared recipes can directly be tasted by Chef of clear fame, in a nice and relaxing atmosphere, listening to their anecdotes.
An occasion imperdibile for the one who loves the good kitchen and the culinary culture. A true pleasure for the one that, sipping a good Sicilian wine, it finds again him to discover the secrets of the chefs.
For the rich calendar of Show Cooking the share is to closed number.

L’Expo Village

In the principal streets of San Vito Lo Capo you can find a real market, colored and from the thousand perfumes where you will find the craftsmanship and the mixed local tastes to those of distant earths. A great occasion to bring objects and culinary goodness of great quality home.

- Café the Couses Cous

Also this year will be possible to follow the Talk show in Sanctuary square at 21,30 o'clock before the shows.
Gastronomy and not only the themes to the center of the Café the Couses Cous. always with guests of exception.
Dates: 19, 22, 24 and 25 September



Fonte: Cous Cous fest festival, sanvitoweb
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