Trentino
 

FESTIVAL DELLA POLENTA

Celebrating autumn together!
A live cooking show where the Polenta is cooked in six different ways, creating a taste itinerary that connects the most important squares in Storo historic centre.

You can taste these traditional local dishes and enjoy the genuine flavour of a territory standing between tradition and authenticity. 

WHERE

Storo’s historic centre
  • Piazza Malfer
  • Piazza Unità d'Italia
  • Piazza Europa
  • Piazza Lucillo Grassi
  • WHEN

    30 September 2018

    EVENT PROGRAMME 

    SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

    10.00: Start of Polenta preparation in the different squares; local producers exhibit  10.30 - Piazza Europa
    - Welcome by local Authorities and presentation of the "Festival della Polenta” Technical Jury 
    - Cristian Bertol, chef of Orso Grigio restaurant and protagonist in the popular RAI1 TV programme “Prova del Cuoco”, is back for the Festival and will present his new book “Cucina e Magia”  (Cooking and Magic)
    11.00: Presentation of the different polentas to the Technical Jury, tasting and voting 
    From 12.00 to 16.00: Tasting and popular voting of the Polentas open to the public with the “Festival della Polenta” membership card  (11 polentas tasting, wine and water € 15.00)
    !!! Pre-sale at the Famiglia Cooperativa Valle del Chiese (Storo sales point) and Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
    From 14.00: 
    Caldarroste (Roasted chestnuts) with chestnuts from Storo Darzo and Lodrone, by the chestnut growers of Valle del Chiese
    - Distillation with Storo cereals, demonstration and tasting by Gruppo Distillatori from Cimego
    - “I bambini al Festival” (Children at the Festival): a space dedicated to children where they will be able to do some handwork and activities linked to Polenta, Flour and Cereals as well as listening to traditional stories 
    From 14.30 to 16.00: Chi mangia sano va lontano” (Healthy eating takes you far), healthy eating food lab dedicated to children, easy and fun! By the Distretto Family Valle del Chiese
    16.00:  
    Prize giving for the competition “SpaventaPasseri in Sagra”
    - Prize giving for the competition “Festival della Polenta” and award of the trophy “La Ramina d'oro”
    18.00: Closing of the “Festival della Polenta” 
    From 10.00 to 18.00 in the squares and along the Festival itinerary: 
    - Exhibition of local products and typical art&crafts, flour and cereals, chestnuts, beer, wine, distillates, medicinal herbs, mountain fish, diary products, meat and typical cured meat, cakes and yellow flour Panettone, small fruit, …
    - Competition for the creation of scarecrows: “Spaventapasseri in Sagra”
    - Music in the squares with I GIRASOLI and the Band “Darzanti Folk Rock”, Debora Band, Black Brass and Boomerang.

    DETAILS ABOUT THE 11 GROUPS OF POLENTER – 4 SQUARES

    - Piazza Unità D’Italia
    - Piazza Europa
    - Piazza Lucillo Grassi
    - Piazza Malfer

    Polenta Carbonera, prepared by three groups: Polenter di Storo,  Alpini di Condino and Polenter di Praso
    Polenta di Patate e Patate Cocia (Polenta and potatoes), prepared by two groups: Circolo Culturale di Strada and Gruppo Polentari Val di Ledro
    Polenta Macafana, prepared by Pro Loco di Cimego
    Polenta delle Streghe, with buckwheat, cheese, nettles and chestnuts and … the witches’ secret ingredient. Prepared by Associazione Fanti di Cimego
    Polenta e Rape (Polenta and turnips), prepared by Pro Loco di Bondo
    Polenta Tiragna, prepared by Polenter Valle Sabbia
    Polenta e Noci (Polenta and nuts), prepared by Confraternita della Noce del Bleggio
    Polenta del Moleta, prepared by Gruppo Antichi Sapori Rendena

    AND MORE...
     
    The maxi copper pot of the “Calderon da Roncon” will serve a plate with polenta, stew and Spressa delle Giudicarie cheese, for those who want to taste something quick and not within the competition  
    The Circolo Pensionati Dei Voi will prepare a small polenta tasting event “Polenta e ‘"npeverada” and the Circolo Missionario will prepare “Polenta e Cocepì”
    Local Restaurants will offer tasting menus dedicated to the “Festival della Polenta”

    IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT STORO E20 BUILDING IN PIANE AND THE PROGRAMME WILL BE SUBJECT TO LOGISTIC MODIFICATIONS 

    FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS:

    FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 
    20.30 Concert with the BIG SQUARE ORCHESTRA, the new Jazz Band at Storo E20, località Piane

    SATURDAY 29 SEPREMBER 

    From 9.00 to 18.00
    Painting competition for Storo primary school children (classes 3, 4 and 5). Organized by the Circolo Pensionati dei Voi

    ROUND TABLE ORGANIZED BY COOPERATIVA AGRI ’90
    18.30 – Meeting room at the Cooperativa Agri ’90, loc. Sorino Storo
    FROM TRADITION TO INNOVATION - MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE AS WINNING FEATURE FOR YOUNG GENERATIONS 
    A round table presenting experiences told directly by the young agricultural entrepreneurs and leaders of Trentino agricultural world.
    The young from Giudicarie and Valle di Ledro will talk about their experience in activities linked to agriculture, farming and applied technologies. 
    President of Coldiretti Trentina, Gianluca Barbacovi will be present.
    Guest of honour Luis Durnwalder 
    Chairman Walter Nicoletti

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