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Street FUD at Urgnano Castle – Halloween weekend

Castle Urgnano Street FUD
Castello di Urgnano (just south of Bergamo)

Like I said for the last food truck event, this is probably the final one for 2016 and hopefully I won’t prove myself wrong. It’s not that I’m getting tired of eating stuff dished out of a truck, but with this past 4-day weekend to get out and about, we were more than curious to taste anticucho (peruvian-style beef hearts) and indulge in culatello and gnocco fritto (dough squares fried in lard). We’ve been to a Street FUD festival held next to a villa and that was cool, but this Halloween edition at Urgnano Castle put on the thrills and chills with its very own spooky ghost story. Legend says that at the stroke of midnight between October 31st and November 1st, an old stable groom (who mysteriously vanished sometime in the 18th century) returns to wander through the castle, searching for fodder for his horses.

Anticucho from-Ta' Bueno
Anticucho from Ta’ Bueno. Delicious taco spice flavor and not so tough as I thought they’d be.

Bizzi's Arrosticino
Arrosticini by Bizzi. I will never tire of the fatty bits on these grilled lamb skewers.

Grilled octopus sandwich
The inimitable grilled octopus sandwich from Da Mama!

Culatello and gnocco fritto
Silky culatello and gnocco fritto (heavenly pillows of fried dough) from GNOC & Lambrusc

Toscanaccio
And last but not least, Toscanaccio from BBQ Valdichiana. Chianina beef and Cinta Senese pork burger, porcini cooked in truffle cream, and Pienza pecorino.

Maddie at Castle Urgnano

So far I’ve enjoyed Street FUD’s organization, entertainment program, and locations, but we didn’t stick around for ghost encounters or any of the fun. We did, however, get into the spirit and dressed the Westie as a red devil. I really should get her an agent.

Bruschette and churros at The Big Food Festival

Bruschetta fichi, Parma DOP & ricotta
Fresh figs, ricotta, and Parma prosciutto from Pantura.

This is probably the last food truck outing for the year so I’ll make this short and sweet. In just a few months we’ve visited most of the trucks on our “must” list. From lampredotto (cow stomach) to pulled pork sandwiches, and more beef and pork burgers than my doctor would advise, we’ve tasted some really great food at these outdoor events.

Bruschetta n'duja & stracciatella
N’duja and stracciatella cheese from Pantura.

Fall weather has been a succession of damp, dreary days so when the skies parted this past Sunday, nothing could keep us from The Big Food Festival in Alzano Lombardo. How’s this for an instant mood lifter: hot chocolate, whipped cream and churros just out of the fryer. Yum!

Hot chocolate and churros
Kudos to Eskimo Pastry Food Truck for serving such a great spanish treat!