2015 September vacation? Cous Cous Lover? Your destination is San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

SAM_4434 copyIn the enchanted land of Sicily, there  is a beautiful village by the blue sea :
San Vito Lo Capo.SAM_4573 copySAM_4571 copy
Every year San Vito hosts a huge culinary competition featuring great cous cous dishes from all over the world. SAM_4358 copy
This year France, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia, USA were dueling for the Cous Cous Awards.
Italy’s Chefs Andrea Provenzani e Giuseppe Salmeri won big time, and their recipe “my Sicily” got awarded twice by the popular and the technical jury.

The winner dish: amberjack, onions, Marsala, fennel pesto, pistachio and lemon, almond milk and coffee powder.

The winner: amberjack, onions, Marsala, fennel pesto, pistachio and lemon, almond milk and coffee powder.

 
The Award for the most original dish went to French Chef Marion Roger with Chiara Cilio who created an amazing verbena ice cream topped with a bittersweet cous cous.

A french "delicatesse": verbena ice cream with bittersweet couscous topping

A french “delicatesse”: verbena ice cream with bittersweet couscous topping. Awarded as most original

 

 

 

 

 

The best presentation award went to Ivory Coast native Abibata Konate, known as Mama Africa. who runs a small inn in Palermo. Her plate was throwing a message   of peace and integration, and showing a black hand and a red heart.

Mama Africa with best presentation winner dish

Mama Africa with best presentation winner dish

The feast continues all around the town.SAM_4408 copyFrom morning till late night, You can find everywhere traditional dishes, Sicilian pottery, local products, original handcrafts, great fish specialties and of course delicious cous cous. a lot of it, cooked by dozen of street vendors. SAM_4398 copy

 

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