Žućenica Fest 2019
Žućenica Fest 2019
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
10.07.2019

On June 1, the Montenegrin coastal town of Tivat welcomed the 15th Žućenica Festival, a gastronomic event that attracts many visitors. The local chefs prepare sweet and savory dishes using wild dandelion — žućenice — and other traditional ingredients.

One of the most popular table was the table of the Women's Forum of the Social Democratic Party:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

It offered an amazing quantity and variety of dishes. The women from SDP demonstrated that žućenice can be added — successfully — to almost any dish.

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

To desserts, for example:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Two dozen teams from around the country attended the festival, about 250 chefs — amateur and professional — prepared the food displayed on 30 tables. 

Male serene — Little Mermaids — a team from the village of Đenovići, in the Herceg Novi municipality:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Ham and žućenice pie:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Savory pie and delicious stuffed eggs:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Delicate berry tart:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Harlekin team from the village of Donja Lastva:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Tasty dishes prepared according to traditional recipes:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Very neat table of Sergej Stanić School from Podgorica, laden with all sorts of goods:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

An elegant local hotel by the name of La Roche prepared French style dishes. Croissants with green strip of žućenice look very unusual:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Profiteroles with green cream:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Sweet airy cakes (the students of the Mladost school participated in cooking and baking):

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Appetizers and snacks from another Tivat hotel named Montenegrino:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Its chef prepared special treats. The star of the table, an amazing seafood salad with king prawns:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

The table of Bokeški izrazi team:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Another seafood dish, from the fest coordinator, Women's Organization of Tivat:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

The team Fešta came from the village of Baošići:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

The housewives from Baošići made appetizing snacks:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

and a lot of sweet pastries:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

The crew of the training ship Jadran offered very popular Military Beans, traditional cheese and pršut. A vegetarian option — grilled eggplants and peppers.

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

A team from Poland is a frequent guest at the festival:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Vegetable snacks from the Tivat school Drago Milović:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

… and cute fruit bites:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

An unknown table, beautifully decorated with cherries and roses:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Treats from the Circle of Serbian Sisters:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Hearty nourishing dishes:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

The marvellous cake on the table of Circle of Serbian Sisters:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Dishes prepared by the team Kavačka Ala Maka:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Women’s Organization of Risan:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

Home-made juices, local wines and cocktails made with the magical žućenice primped the fest:

Žućenica Fest 2019, Tivat, Montenegro

And all those treats were free of charge.

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