What happened to the sagras?

The season is just about over.  Most of the sagras and festas that we go to are fund raisers for the benefit of the local youth sport groups.  The youth work at the sagras too.  So when school starts again the labor pool is greatly diminished and the season gradually winds down.  Also the weather plays its part.  Cool and rainy just doesn’t attract crowds.  These last of the season ones are good though.  And we enjoy them.

We were off with a large group to Noceta outside of Castiglion  Fiorentino for steak and fried porcini.


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The group was joined later by Mario, wife and friend.  But here, clockwise from the lower left corner is Ben, Carol (who is living in Lucignano for a few months) Grace, her partner Gian Carlo, Dinah (who has been here a lot because of work on her house) and Jules.  George was off to the UK.   No food pictures.


And this past Sunday we were off to lunch at Rigutino for Polenta. HMMMMM!


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Good marketing on their part to print on the placemats all the activities that the sagra raises money for.   We always get to this one early because it gets sooo crowded.


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Just part of the line waiting for tables.


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Hmmm, polenta with cheese.  Very, very good. 


Coming up is another porcini and the International Market in Arezzo.  We’ll be eating THAI soon.   Looking forward to that.


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