Passo del Cerreto, Collagna, RE , Italy. A CHESTNUTS BIG PARTY!

Collagna, RE , Italy:
On Saturday January18th at 5.00 pm, a yummy ‘Gastronomic Laboratory of the Apennines’ will take place. at the Passo del Cerreto, at the Giannarelli Restaurant, Visitor Center of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park.
The protagonists are chestnut producers and restaurateurs of the Zero Km circuit of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. On the occasion, the fourth ‘Contest’ will take place among the producers of chestnut flour made with the traditional method on the ridges of Emilia and Tuscany, a monument of tradition that binds the territory. Three moments of the competition: the sensory analysis of the product, by a jury of experts; the tasting of competing flours with small samples produced by the restaurateurs of the Km Zero circuit; the revisiting of a traditional dish by a representative chef from the Apennines.
‘Dolce & Farina’ is the event dedicated to the chestnut chain: an ancient path that has always linked the Apennini communities to their mountains. For many small villages, the recovery of the bread tree – as the chestnut was traditionally called – and its fruits, as well as the re-ignition of the dryers and the production phases of the precious flour, represent a renewed sense of community; a job for all the autumn months, until the winter, which brings people back to being together for a good that returns to being collective..on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 5.00 pm

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Cerreto Laghi celebrates His Majesty King Porcino


His Majesty King Boletus edulis aka ‘porcino, considered  the most delicious mushroom in the world, will be in the protagonist of the
4th annual  Campionato mondiale dei funghi  (World mushroom championship)
promoting how to search and
collect, study, study, tell, shooting and cooking porcini mushrooms wich
will be the protagonist of a two days mushroom bonanza in one of the most spectacular location in Italy: Cerreto Laghi
in the beautiful setting of Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-12-36-54
This renowned and well equipped ski resort surrounds a glacial lake at the foot of Mount Nuda, among beech woods covered in deep snow in the winter season. Thanks to its good geographic position, Cerreto Laghi can be easily reached from Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany; it is well connected to main cities like Reggio Emilia and La Spezia.
screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-12-37-37On October Saturday 8th and Sunday 9Th 
the succulent mushroom will be in the center of the whole event.
Porcini to search,
collect, study, cook and …featured in a selfie with a mushroom.screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-32-22
On Sunday morning, more than 500 competitors will start the hunt.
Sunday, the winners ( mushrooms collectors and selfie authors)
will be announced in a party at the Palazzo del GhIaccio, awarding the
greatest quantity by weight, the largest mushroom, the most beautiful. screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-32-40Cerreto will vibrate of
musical interludes with minstrels and storytellers of Garfagnana
and music in the streets.
You will enjoy a craft and food market among many activities for children
It will be fun!