Shots from Sagras
We have been to a number of sagras. Here are a few shots from some.
This is ostrich
I was pleased to see how they have expanded the menu to include more ostrich dishes. An antipasto with ostrich, 2 pastas with ostrich sauce, a tasting plate of ostrich meats, ostrich meatballs or cubes, filet of ostrich, cut steak of ostrich, ostrich liver with beans, ostrich burger with fries, ostrich sausage and a pizza with ostrich on it which Annalisa tried.
She thought it was tasty, sort of like beef filet.
The next week, we were at the first night of the goose sagra in Ruschiello.
This is a very popular one that is well organized.
First you get a sheet and the instructions say, using a toothpick, push a hole through the number of items that you want. (hmmmm, hanging chad?)
There are a number of goose dishes, two pastas with goose sauce, roast goose, steamed or boiled goose, goose neck that is stuffed with goose meat sausage.Then there is something called ‘onions of goose’ in a casserole? But that is listed right above the watermelon gratin, (Cocomero in Gratella) the fried watermelon and the stuffed peas. All of which are joke items on the menu. So I can’t be sure if ‘onions of goose’ existed or not. And looking back I am not entirely sure that we were really supposed to make holes in the paper with toothpicks or not. Anyway, after figuring out your order then you get a number and wait for it to be called so that you can place your order.
We did all of that and since it was still early we waited a bit before being seated and had a beer, allowing Annalisa to walk around and look at everything.
The inside of the tent where we were eating had this great hand painted frieze wrapped around in it Bayeux Tapestry fashion.
Annalisa was delighted with her goose, which was pronounced very tasty.
After wards, we stayed a bit so that she could go dancing. But she and I both decided that the lead singer was nothing to write home about.
Even though his merchandising folks would have you think differently. Yes, underwear that says you are thinking about him is available for sale.
Lobster sagra the next night was a bit calmer.
Ben was ready with our new lobster dish towel.
There was a seafood stew. Very good
Gnocchi with a lobster sauce. Not that good.
Fritto Misto, fried shrimp and calamari. Very good
And the spiny lobsters. Very good. Served differently this year, with three sauces instead of the compounded butter that was served in the past.
Afterwards we stayed to watch the dog demonstration
The folks at the lobster sagra could not do enough to accommodate Ben and his wheelchair. The folks at goose could have been a little more helpful and please don’t make a face when you see you have to seat someone in a wheel chair!