4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno
4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
17.08.2019

Kameno is a small village near the popular town, Herceg Novi. The village is off the tourist path — there are no beaches or significant architectural sites.
But outdoor sport enthusiasts now Kameno well, many hiking and biking routes start here, and continue through the mountain range of Orjen.
In order to attract more visitors to the region, The Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi organize Sajam Domaće Trpeze i Tradicionalnih Jela — The Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food — in Kameno for the fourth year in a row.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

The event takes place in the courtyard of the church of St. John, right on the Meljine – Trebinje road. It is a nice place indeed, large enough to accommodate both participants and guests, which stays shady and cool even on hot summer days. The fair opens at 5 pm, not in the late evening, which is customary in Montenegro.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Visitors gathered around buffet with free treats.

Of course, the buffet table here is not as big as at gastronomic events like The Žućenica Fest or The Risan Pasta Fest, at which meals are prepared by multiple teams. Here, everything was cooked by Stanovčić family, who for several years was engaged in the production of cheese and pršut, and in ethno-tourism. Goran Stanovčić was the initiator of the fest and its main organizer.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

There were not too many guests and quite enough food for everybody to have a fulfilling meal. The assortment of dishes was very good.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

The delicious dessert — airy choux pastries:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Dried figs are always present at local feasts:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Traditional berry pie is always welcome at gastronomic festival:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

There were a lot of baked goods:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Savory filo pastry pies with vegetable or cheese fillings. And next the pies is very unusual dish — deep fried elderberry flowers:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

There were other deep fried plants — exotic and very tasty:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Assorted local olives:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

A whole ham set at the end of the table. Svetlana Stanovčić cuts paper thin slices of pršut. She did not stop for a minute:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Homemade local cheeses — the focal point of this food festival:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

For tourists, it was an excellent opportunity to try different kinds of traditional cheeses:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

More and more cheese heads were delivered to the table.

The Stanovčić family were able to create a homely atmosphere in a peaceful location. Like all the guests were coming to dine at a friend's house.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

They washed off the food with wine or non-alcoholic drinks like elderberry juice.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

In addition to a large buffet there were 14 stands with local souvenirs and produce. For example, cute potted plants and fragrant bouquets of lavender:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Garden vegetables and mountain herbs:

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Chicken and quail eggs, various cheeses. Those cheeses are from the village of Vrbanj, located in the same district of Herceg Novi, but further and higher.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Traditional brandy — rakija — and liqueurs, juices and syrups, made from the plants and fruits of the region. It was a small but full-fledged market.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

Live music completed the festivities. The group Ferali performed unobtrusive, pleasant Serbian-language songs.

4th Fair of Homemade and Traditional Food in Kameno

The celebration was organized by the local authorities, MZ Kameno-Žlijebi, with the support of the Herceg Novi Tourist Organization and the Herceg Novi township.

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