XXI Cous Cous Fest of San Vito lo Capo - Sicily

Starts at the end of September, punctual as always, the unmissable appointment for all the couscous gourmands, which marks the end of summer and the last swims of the summer season. From September 20 to 29 San Vito lo Capo, the lively town in the province of the province of Trapani, hosts the Cous Cous Fest.

Ten days of gluttonous tastings on one of the most suggestive beaches of the Sicilian coast, among white sand and crystal clear waters that invite tourists and visitors to a last dip of the season, dishes that come from all over the world, musical and cooking shows.

The couscous, food symbol of diversity and exchange between different countries and peoples, is a simple dish, which has always represented the most striking example of the Arab contamination in Sicily and that during the festival becomes a symbol of integration.

The Cous cous Fest, now in its twenty-first edition, this year proposes a full program of cooking shows, cooking competitions, concerts and tastings under the slogan "Joint emotions".

Cooking competitions: the audience tastes, votes and elects the winning chef

The world Couscous championship features chefs from 10 different countries: Angola, Ivory Coast, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Spain, the United States and Palestine.

Visitors and experts take part in tasting and voting the best couscous dish. There are also many recipes signed by great chefs such as Filippo La Mantia and starred Norbert Niederkofler, Pino Cuttaia and Pietro d’Agostino.

Recipes for all tastes in the gastronomic village

There are almost 40 recipes to choose from on the menus offered by the Case del Cous Cous, the traditional tasting stalls located throughout the town, including 4 on the beach.

The choices range from traditional Sicilian dishes such as Cous Cous with Pantesca or with tuna and fennel to combinations of exotic flavors like the proposals of the Maghreb, with mutton and chickpeas or Senegalese cuisine, with dates and chilli or even from the Ivory Coast, where lamb meets vegetables from the Sicilian garden.

This year the offer is enriched with the Cous cous & friends area which offers Mediterranean specialties such as Spanish paella, Greek specialties of moussaka and souvlaki along with many other delicacies.