Risanski Makaruli 2019
Risanski Makaruli 2019
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
05.08.2019

On June 7, 2019, the tourist season was opened in Risan with a cheerful, generous and colorful gastronomic festival — the Risan Pasta (or Risanski Macaruli, if you use the original Montenegrin name).

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

Like all past years, the main coordinator of the feast was the Women's Organization of Risan, a local union of the sailor’s wives. Those ladies are planning all the details of the event and cook a lot for their buffet table. They are supported by the Kotor Tourism Organization and several sponsors.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

The home-made sweets on the table of the Women's Organization, pies, muffins, cakes, cookies, pastries:

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

Traditional dessert tulumba, fried pieces of dough soaked in sweet syrup:

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

And more nourishing dishes. The central place was taken by pasta, home-made or store-bought, with the different sauces.

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The members of the Tivat Women’s Organization also made quite a few dishes. The brave ladies conducted famous Žućenica Festival in Tivat just a week ago, but, nevertheless, managed to think up a new menu for the Risan celebration and present a bunch of different goodies.

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Risan bakery named Hipnos presented a big selection of pastries:

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Male serene — Little Mermaids — from the village of Đenovići, near Herceg Novi:

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Their table was one of the best in terms of pasta varieties.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

It was not home-made pasta, but very tasty cooked with different ingredients.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

For example, fusilli with spicy sauce and pumpkin seeds:

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By the way, many dishes presented at the festival were vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

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Delicious tagliatelle noodles with vegetables and sesame seeds:

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Baked elbow macaroni with cheese and eggs:

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Sweet ending after a hearty meal from the Little Mermaids.

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Kotor’s Karampana offered a vast menu of desserts and sweets.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

The focal point of their table, krempita — a custard cream cake made according to the traditional Kotor recipe, very delicate and tasty:

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Less sophisticated treats — homemade waffles:

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or cakes with berries and jams:

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The team called Ruža vjetrova — Rose of the Winds — from the village of Bijela, Herceg Novi municipality, also had a lot of baked goods:

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Another team from the Herceg Novi district, Bonaca from the village of Zelenika:

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Farfalle with delicate cheese, arugula and cherry tomatoes:

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Kavačka Ala Maka from the village of Kavač arrived in Risan:

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They spoiled the audience with homemade pasta dishes:

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Egg appetizers:

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pasta casserole:

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cute sandwiches:

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lasagna:

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and more pasta with a variety of sauces:

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The team from the small village of Gornji Orahovac had a table with traditional baked goods:

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

Among them was a pita zeljanica — filo pastry pie with greens:

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The kindergarten Radost — Joy — set the table nearby:

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That was another participant of the festival with a lot of sweets:

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An assortment of cookies on the table of the Fešta team from Baošići:

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Local school Veljko Drobnjaković made a poster for the festival:

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And they also prepared snacks and bites:

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The seafood admirers were pleased by the fish market Perper. The market offered an amazing black risotto:

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and fried anchovies:

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Veggie pasta in cream sauce:

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and with meat sauce:

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And also — unexpectedly — painted bananas:

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Bright mini cupcakes from the local nursing home:

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and a lot of home-made pasta:

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A bright mix of traditional cookies and sweets:

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The Pasta Festival took place on the Risan Promenade, near the park. There was enough space for all participants and culinary lovers.

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The fest started at 8:30 pm with folklore music and dance performances and food tasting, and lasted about 1,5 hours.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

This event is a good example of Montenegrin hospitality, it was free of charge for all visitors.

Festival "The Risan Pasta" 2019

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