24.09.2013 - 29.09.2013
Cous Cous Fest - Photo by Silvia Adalia
Now in its 16th edition, the Cous Cous Fest in San Vito Lo Capo is being referred to as the event that brings together the shores of the Mediterranean in a "gastronomic embrace," as it celebrates the typical Sanvitese preparation of the multi-culti dish that is cous cous.
The Festival, running September 24-29, is by now one of Sicily’s most beloved and populous events, having brought 250,000 visitors to the Trapani area just last year.
The main event is the chefs' challenge, with nine cooks from countries around the Med Sea cooking cous cous according to their own special recipes, using fish, meat, or vegetables; judging them are a technical and a layman’s jury.
Plenty of side events will also decorate the historic center’s courtyards: first, the "Cous Cous Lab" offers up 30 variants of cous cous, with expert oenologists and gastronomists conducting these educational/tasting workshops. Then, the Expo Village is a market for artisan and gourmet Sicilian and Mediterranean products, and finally, not only food, but music as well enlivens San Vito, with concerts taking place in Piazza Santuario.
Where: San Vito Lo Capo