Bagna Cauda Day – Asti
25 November-4 December 2022. Two weekends for the biggest worldwide Bagna Cauda day
On November 25th, 26th, 27th and December 2nd, 3rd, 4th 2022 Asti hosts Bagna Cauda Day, the three-day global event dedicated to the bagna cauda.
Also for this 10th edition, thousands of bagna cauda enthusiasts gather to taste the delicious Piedmontese dish in one of the 100 restaurants that participate in BCD – not only in Asti and Piedmont but in Italy and in the rest of the world, as well.
On Friday evening, and on Saturday and Sunday, 12,000 people from all over the world have lunch and dinner together, in a collective ceremony that involves Italy, Germany, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and even Tonga, in the Pacific Ocean.
In Asti, the heart of the Festival, plenty of side events animate the streets of the city center.
Saturday and Sunday the colonnade in Piazza San Secondo hosts the Bagna Cauda Market where visitors can taste and buy a wide range of seasonal vegetables (cardoons, peppers, cabbages…), extra virgin olive oil, hazelnut oil, kitchenware, wooden toys, and so on.
In all participating restaurants, Consorzio dell’Asti, whose aim is to safeguard, enhance and promote the Asti DOCG wine, presents the new Barbera d’Asti DOCG Secco, a dry spumante that can be paired with entrées, salumi, cheese, white meat, fish, crustaceans and, obviously, bagna cauda.
Both in restaurants and via Bagna Cà, bagna cauda can be served in three different variations, signaled by a light: red for the traditional one (with garlic, anchovies, olive oil, butter), yellow for the mild one, and green for the bagna cauda with no garlic.
The ticket includes 1 portion of bagna cauda, the original Bagna Cauda Day bib “tovAGLIOlone” (aglio means garlic in Italian), a handbook with recipes and history of this delicious dish, and an after-bagna cauda bag, with “Now kiss me” toothpaste, magnesium, grappa and chocolate.
To be confirmed – one of the most successful events of the past editions was the flash mob “Barbera Kiss”, taking place at midnight on Friday and Saturday night when. after dinner, bagna cauda lovers were sharing a “dangerous” garlic-kiss in Piazza San Secondo, Piazza Medici, or in all participating venues.
Plus: “Glorius Ending” with a traditional cooked egg in a “fujot” (a Piedmontese terracotta pan) accompanied by a sprinkle of white truffle.
We kindly recommend to check on the website or on the event’s facebook page for any possible change of dates or program
(credit photo: event’s Facebook page)
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