We were invited to the Festa del Fico Bianco del Cilento, in Giungano we couldn't miss it!
When an invitation comes from the Fico Bianco Cilentano party, it doesn't matter in which region you are, put on your flip-flops, let go for a moment those struscati with crusco (also because you were at the third portion) and you go back to Campania, you load a Corvo (vice-admin from festival of excellence) to the flight and parts, destination? Giungano. Once again Giungano.
The Throne of Festivals is staged to tell you about one of the most delicious first-fruits of our Cilento land. From the same organization that punctually brings the tasty pizzas of the ancient Cilento on the axis, here is a second event that from year to year is becoming more and more popular, there Festa del Fico White.
We have now reached the 5 ° edition and the recall and the influx of people is from a well-established festival.
The new edition of the festival
Lucio explains all the available, busy here and there to check that everything runs smoothly, in fact there is much to keep an eye on, besides the box for the inevitable local folk there are many and different food stands, a particularity that now it belongs to Giungano.
Lucio explains that they have moved to the hamlet of San Giuseppe, from the initial historic center of Giungano, mainly due to space.
undoubtedly there is not a row that is one, each booth is extremely fluid, you are immediately served, but the flicker of an alley behind which to discover some delicacy, the shelter of a niche in bricks in which to hide for a moment from the crowd consoled by a percoca in the wine or in general the desire to look around to discover this or that historical nod that unites papping pleasure also with discovery.
We who have always been orphans of the historic center know this well.
It gives us a disproportionate amount of tickets and places the honor and burden of tasting everything.
Stands and dishes
Unleashed between the stands we immediately take a plate of appetizers, as well as being beautiful to the eye they are certainly pleasant for how they are conceived: accompanying small white figs with cheeses and cold cuts creates an intuitive contrast that excites the palate.
Thus all dishes are conceived, with the constant presence of figs.
In short, if it was not clear so far figs are everywhere, which is something I admire for consistency.
If it's the fig tree party then the fig tree must be in every dish.
Clearly, such a typical taste should be carefully managed, you will hardly be able to complete the set of flavors from appetizers to desserts, just because the fig tree is very intrusive in the long run.
My advice is usually to share everything with someone, or at least to go without fail with what you like having parsimony of the stack of tickets-figs that tends to run out very quickly between the cost of this or that dish!
In this regard I appreciated the cheese made on the plate and accompanied by figs again, while Corvo, who is an exclusive lover of hanged cheese did not appreciate.
But it's probably one of the dishes that will give you the idea of what you're going to try for the rest of the evening without affecting your palate too much, ditto the sweet fried pizza.
The mousse and the fig babà are sweeter than the dessert, of which I appreciated the size and the fig sorbet enjoyed with pleasure by the pretentious Corvo.
The Throne of Festivals
Falco and Corvo will accompany you on an adventure full of goodness,
triglycerides and lots and lots of music.