Cous Cous Fest, San Vito lo Capo

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More than just a food festival, Cous Cous Fest is a celebration with music, street performers, and exhibits all held in honor of a simple food called couscous. Local and regional restaurants sell samples of their unique couscous dishes from booths, while drums and guitars from street bands provide a backdrop. If you want to change of pace, the beach isn't far from the festivities. Plan to visit Cous Cous Fest and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Vito lo Capo attractions using our San Vito lo Capo vacation generator.
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  • He was for years that I wanted to go to the Cous Cous fest this year and finally I did it. The event is crazy, so many people, so many market stalls and some nice shows (this year even there was Alvaro Soler who did collapse the whole country!) The event is organized very well, with cooking show very interesting, parking available at decent prices, and the stands of cous cous are well distributed. There are also many gastronomic typical products stand (I made a full House!) As regards the Cous Cous are not satisfied because we tasted different and 2 out of 3 were very dry, sometimes raw and just flavorful.
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  • We participated in the last two events of the cous cous is to say it is an exceptional occurrence. To try every year.
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  • We attended the 2016 Edition, and were glad we did. The country comes alive, living the warm colours of the Sicilian summer, breathing the scents of bewitching sour international protagonist of the celebration, and couscous. The event is simple but solid: beside the culinary aspect closely, during the day is always open the «fair», namely a series of stalls where you offer tastings or on display and you can buy products of various kinds, and. As for the culinary aspect, the various "houses" of couscous spread around the country offer their peculiar interpretation of the dish, with various ingredients (including vegetables, fish and meat), and 10 euros buys you a ticket which entitles you to a dish of couscous (abundant in all cases, I assure you!), a beverage of your choice (including a glass of wine) and a dessert (this Indeed, improved; you could also think of a cheaper ticket, no dessert). Numerous and always interesting, then, shows of various kinds which are held at the "palazzetto», including wine tastings and cooking show, even with high-level chef, at reasonable prices to the show, always affordable. Culinary events are then topped by musical events and concerts that are held in the central square of the town. All in warm atmosphere and suspended in time offer from San Vito Lo Capo, which combines everything fine sandy beaches and clear blue sea. Definitely recommended.
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  • Very nice experience. Try different couscous from different countries is a cultural and culinary experience that I recommend to everyone. The price is a bit high (€ 10 per plate of couscous, drink, and dessert). The cake is just not very good, I would recommend getting fruit to the stands of couscous and get dessert in other tents. The Organization of the food quality is much improved compared to previous years, but lose themselves in little things (they can't do two forks if you are two, etc.) at a glance, however, is an experience that I recommend to all
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  • Fantastic experience. Free concerts every night and Beach Music late into the night. Too bad taste the couscous should necessarily buy the menu from 10 € which includes soda and sweet. I would have loved to try some other kind of cous cous.
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  • Crazy, I'm reporting to the prefect, to NAS, and finance. The feeling of being at war, crowd, panic, escape routes, inadequate, insane prices, widespread tax evasion. about 40,000 people in a village that could contain so much. I stayed in Macari and did three-hour queue to go and three-hour queue to return, couscous inaccessible, pizzerias had finished the pizzas, I had to fall back on the arancini at 4 € each and beer 33cc € 4 each without receipt. Pitiful hygienic conditions (cockroaches roamed under the tables, the very few chemical toilets gave off a stench wafting over several meters). Law enforcement insufficient for adequate control of the territory. Vomiting and diarrhea for 4 days the whole family. Donot to venture out to especially with children
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  • An infinity of cous cous from all places of the world, cannot taste them all even if it would be worth it! Really recommended. Nice to see how the wheat is the basis for the different interpretations that various world cuisines give.
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  • To avoid: the organizational capacity of Sicily, self-defeating greed have not spared this enchanting corner of the island. An Odyssey concentrated in a few hours and space, an insane idea to superimpose the Fest gathering rave for exhibiting the divo Soler, in a square full of people crammed in like sardines. Around, human barriers prevented access to the stands ... then, price increase of 100% from the night before, dirt and garbage everywhere. The roadway? How to mount an engine in a Ferrari in a motorcycle ape...il public parking, in the dark, left the management of fans of anarchist singer. Over an hour just to get out, no one to regulate the traffic. people on the wrong side and exasperated. Restore to the Fest the right size, pricing to sign a Pact of ethics managers ... or, sooner or later, will end up being only one crop devastated by locusts and singing will remain only the cicadas ...!
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