We were kept awake last Saturday night by a live band playing Beatles music (and singing in bad English) at the bar next door, here in Italy. It was music to attract customers for the Tripe Competition (Vota la Trippa) an annual event where they’d taken over the pavement half way down the street with tables and chairs.
This year, with the opening of a new restaurant, there are 4 entries for the competition. Personally, I cannot imagine anything worse than not only eating a large bowl of tripe one evening, but 3 more different recipes on successive nights, to be able to vote for a winner.
However, the votes don’t really matter if it follows the pattern of previous years. There will be one prize for the tastiest dish, one for presentation, one for ambience…