It’s sagra season! Two years have slipped by since I last wrote about the pink asparagus of Mezzago, and now I have something more to share on this delicious spring vegetable. The town’s asparagi celebration runs for a month (from the latter part of April to May) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so there’s plenty of opportunity to catch at least one of the gastronomic weekends. Held in the historical Palazzo Archinti (Piazza della Libertà, 4, at the far end of via Unione), the menu is so tempting that we’ll have to make another visit to taste everything.
The Speciale Gemellaggio. We neglected to ask the reason behind the name of this dish, but as Mezzago is a twin city to Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu in France, that might explain the crepe and rich sauce. Mezzago is also twinned with Reilingen in Germany.
The coperto (service charge) is becoming more and more common in the sagre that we visit, and while I don’t hold an opinion on if this should/shouldn’t be included in events like this, it’s nice to know what the money is being used for. In this case, the town has to purchase a transport vehicle for community needs.
Related post: Encore asparagus sagra!