The mortadella starring for two days, on Saturday September 21st and on Sundy September 22th, in Zola Pedrosa, municipality close to Bologna.
Mortadella please, the International Festival of mortadella is arrived to the seventh edition And the celebration, this year, will be great, with a preview tonight. At 5.30 p.m., will be opened the ‘Punto del Gusto’ at the Villa Edvige Gargnani, in Zola Pedrosa. From 7.30 p.m., ‘pink’ happy hour, pink is the colour of the mortadella, with the performance ‘Vivere di gusto’, that mixes theatre, dance, music and cookery, for a trip on the feelings gave by the taste. The performance is divided in 4 different simultaneous shows, in 4 different area, in the Villa Gragnani’s garden, where the people can taste the speciality cooked by the chef of Mortadella please. Among the dishes, is very particular the ‘rotolino sfizioso con mousse di mortadella e gelato alla mortadella’, for the novelty of the taste of ice-cream. At 10.00 p.m., a show of belly dance and, after, the show by Maria Pia Timo, with her character ‘Wanda la carrelliata’, famous thanks to the broadcast Zelig. Tastings and show, 10.00 euro. On Saturday, about 4.00 p.m., the kermesse moves to the ‘Cittadella del Gusto’, in the center of the town, for tasting of mortadella and wine Pignoletto, of which exists, also, a taste of ice-cream; to visit the market of typical products and to see the shows in the evening. You can’t miss the cookery path, during which it will be possible to taste 6 recipes, based on mortadella, and drink wine Pignoletto and from the Colli Bolognesi. You can taste dishes so particular like ‘cuoricini vecchia Bologna’ or ‘garganelli al sorriso di mortadella’, for example. For the first time, there will be a ‘Mortadella Point Gluteen Free’, with very special dishes, always based on mortadella. From 7.00 p.m., live concerts and performances. At midnight, the snack ‘Saturday Mortadella Night’. On Sunday, the kermesse closes with a day rich of activities. From 9.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m., there are guided visit to the factories that produce mortadella, like the Alcisa and the Felsineo; from 11.30 a.m. start again the cookery path at the ‘Cittadella del Gusto’. Per the bikers, randez-vous for two meeting, about midday. From 2.30 p.m., live concerts, till evening. At 7.30 p.m., ‘Biondo Zabaione’, show by Maria Pia Timo, sponsor of Mortadella please.