Corniglia in the Cinque Terre goes green, the most beautiful green, the color of the Ligurian gastronomy of basil and pesto.
Saturday, August 20 will take place in the narrow streets of Corniglia the fourth edition of the Basil Festival, an invitation to know a product that here, as in all Liguria, colors with green and smells gardens and streets of a unmistakable aroma .
Furthermore cornigliesi defy everyone in the preparation of the best Pesto strictly with the Italian marble mortar : the magicians of the green gold who want to take the challenge can participate in the friendly match that will take place starting at 18:30 into two groups consisting of 10 persto chefs each, in the central Piazza del Taragio.
The products of the participants will be evaluated by a small committee chaired by Gian Paolo Barrani of Slow Food .
The certification of Protected Origin Denomination was given just after the demonstration of the traditional production environment and techniques passed down over time contribute to the creation of a unique and unmistakable product: cultivated terraces on the sea of Liguria, surrounded by other spontaneous aromas, such as mint and thyme.
During the party have been designed also activities for kids , which under the guidance of master painters Margò Bertonati and Giuliano Della Pergola will learn to draw the sea using various techniques. The paintings of children will then be exhibited in the Oratory of the Brotherhood.
From 9:30 pm, the music of the group Onda Libera will accompany the Fashion and Sea Night – with a parade of local Top Models and awarding of the winners of the pesto competition.
This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)