We ♥ cherries! So much so that we did an overnight stay in Piemonte to attend a couple of cherry festivals this past weekend. On Saturday evening, Revigliasco d’Asti (pop. 800+) held its 13th edition, complete with pit spitting contest for some competitive fun. Oddly enough, this is the first food event we’ve been to that had no meat dishes at all, but as always with these kinds of local gatherings, there was a good showing of community support. This place is where we walked away with 4 kilos of dark sweet cherries for only 10€!
Tris of cherry-inspired tomino cheese and crostini nibbles and bell pepper with green sauce for the antipasti, cherry risotto for each of us, and one mixed vegetable fry. The risotto was unusual, but in a good sort of way. We’re going to try making it at home.