January 19, 2019 - The Little Fiesta of Orange will "spice up" the Jubilee 50th Mimosa Festival with salty and sweet delicacies. Organization members and their guests have prepared rich gastro content devoted to orange. NGO Hands from Herceg Novi is organizing the Little Fiesta for the fifth time.
NGO Hand carefully prepared the party, exploring the traditional and creating new specialties year by year. The range of dishes, which focuses on orange as a "winter fruit", is increasingly more productive and attracts more and more attention from the visitors to the Mimosa Festival.
Entries for the party have already begun, the interest is significant, and the organizers are already trying to provide enough to ensure hospitality to their guests from other towns of Montenegro, explained president of the NGO Hands, Milina Kovačević for Radio Jadran.
"It is our first seasonal fiesta of the year, from which everything has started and which, according to the experience so far, brings together the most significant number of exhibitors and visitors. We hope that time will serve us to keep everything outdoors. We are preparing a lot; we want this party to be more vibrant, diverse, not just gastronomically, but also when it comes to the whole program content. What we can now discover is that we will have a cooking workshop devoted to the orange, where Mirjana Martinetti will demonstrate the preparation of some dishes with orange," Kovačević said.
Orange is one of the "most gratifying" ingredients or "supplements," whether it is sweet or salty, so Kovačević points out that the participants are the most creative when it comes to its application:
"It's tough to figure out what we had on our fiesta for the last four years ... There were jams, cakes, and cookies. By continually researching new recipes, the options for using orange are unbelievable. We expect a record number of exhibitors, over 30, who, apart from Herceg Novi and Boka bay, come from Podgorica and Nikšić, and we also expect some friends from Bosnia and Herzegovina," she said.
In addition to the tasting of various dishes with oranges, the party will also include the donor dining and music section of the program, but this segment will be defined later.
The Little Fiesta of Orange is the first seasonal gastro event organized by NGO Hands. As in the past years, they are planning the fiesta on the promenade by the famous bars across the Addico Bank branch in Herceg Novi.