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Cous Cous Fest

91010, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 626 3080
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We planned our Sicily trip around this festival, Disappointed in the quality of food and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
flexoandbender
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Pleasant addition to rest

Without this festival it would be more boring. Fun, tasty, interesting, beautiful. The tasting is... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Oleg K
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Moscow, Russia
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From food and wine show to international festival of cultural integration, it has become an event that celebrates friendship and brotherhood between peoples. It was in 1998, towards the end of the summer, when a small town in the province of Trapani hosted an event dedicated to cous cous, a traditional dish in the local area, which was widespread in the Maghreb but almost unknown in the rest of Italy. The aim of the event was to celebrate a simple ingredient, originally from the Mediterranean area, with an international competition that brought together different peoples, histories, traditions, cultures and religions – in the name of cous cous. That is how the Cous Cous Fest began, a Mediterranean food and wine show that made San Vito Lo Capo the world capital of cous cous, hospitality and multiculturalism. The journey began twenty years ago, and nobody could have imagined that it would evolve in such a surp
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91010, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We planned our Sicily trip around this festival, Disappointed in the quality of food and it was pricey, still had the beach at San Vito Lo Capo, the best in Europe.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Without this festival it would be more boring. Fun, tasty, interesting, beautiful. The tasting is accompanied by evening concerts of Italian musicians. Gathers a lot of tourists and local residents. For a small town this is a great event. And for the tourist a pleasant...More

Thank Oleg K
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We have heard so much about this advertised Festival . What a disappointment . Went on Monday 18/9/17 . The price is Euro10.00 which includes a plate of your chosen cous cous,a bottle of water(150mls) and a ever so so miniature Sicilian cassata. The portion...More

1  Thank Mena R
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

In the streets they serve couscous for which you have to pay heavily. The quality, though, is rather average. One needs to like huge crowds to walk along

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the evening before the closing day last week .....it was nice ....live cooking shows then we ate there....walked around .....stands are quite scattered not all in one area but it was worth visiting. San Vito Lo Capo beach is lovely and the...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for about an hour around 18:00 on a Thursday. The streets were pedestrian only, stages were preparing for the evening shows and lot's of shops and stands were open. We strawled through the streets and bought ourselves tickets for 20€ for 2 persons...More

Thank Bert V
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were excited to be able to experience this popular culinary event. it was well-set up with tents spread around town. ten euro's for a plate of food, a plastic cup of nondescript wine and juicy melon dessert is a good deal, with plenty of...More

Thank DutchTreat2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A perfect settings for one of the most famous ambient cooking ingredient : Cous cous. You could taste regional version from more than 10 countries , everything is organized very well , entertainment included , very famous singer concerts and more and the last but...More

Thank stefano_pittaluga
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

This feast is amazing! For 10 euros you can have a large bowl of cous cous, wine and a dessert. Also there are various vendors selling wine, cheeses, desserts and a nameless number of items where you can taste test for free. They will entice...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

It is a very well organized cous cous festival held every September in the picturesque fishermen village of San Vito Lo Capo,Trapani province.The streets of the little village are full of people flocking from one stall to the other,tasting different types of cous cous (from...More

1  Thank DanielaSalerno
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