14° edizione del Festival del Tartufo Vero or the 14th True Truffle Festival will be held in Montefortino this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 3rd, 4th and 5th February, 2012. The word "true" is used to clarify that the truffles on display and/or available for purchase come exclusively from the woods of the Sibillini Mountains.
The programme starts at 17.00 on Friday at Palazzo Leopardi with a convention entitled: "Tartufo nero pregiato: evoluzioni normative e qualità organolettiche”. (not for those who don't speak Italian!) This is followed by a guided tour of the Pinacoteca Civica and the Museo di Arte Sacra (the public art gallery and the Museum of Sacred Art).
At 16.00 on Saturday. organised by the Associazione Cuochi del Fermano, there will be a demonstration on the preparation of certain dishes based on truffles with sampling of same.
Both Saturday and Sunday, there will be exhibitors and local producers, wine and food stands, local artisans, musical entertainment and street theatre.
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