DO YOU KNOW WHAT “SAGRA” IS?
The sagra is an Italian festival, organized in many different towns, or regions, and is always connected to a local tradition or food celebrated in the course of the event.
The term sagra derives from Latin. It is the evolution of the adjective sacrum, meaning holy, which explains the original purpose that gave birth to this type of event: the religious factor. In fact, in the past the sagre were mainly moments of union between Man and spiritual and holy life.
Today, the Sagre are still a very popular Italian tradition, but they have acquired a new meaning and function. In fact, they are local festivals often born from local and historical traditions or sport events. The real protagonist of the sagra is certainly food and wine productions and sometimes particular sagra are born from the enhancement of some local food, acquiring the name of that particular food.
Some Sagre are now an important tourist attraction, both nationally and internationally and are organized all over Italy all year round. Most of them are dedicated to some common ingredients such as: mushrooms, local cheeses, pork, truffle, pizza, artichokes, eggplants, cannolis and many others.
The Italian Cultural and Community Center is proud to announce the launch of a new series of events aimed to celebrate one of the most popular Italian food tradition: Le Sagre!
Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese of Quattro Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel, will guide the audience to discover some of the Italian high-quality products.
The Fours Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar, Houston