Cream Puff Festival in Orentano
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The Cream Puff Festival is held in August for the patron feast of San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) and it is the result of an authentic passion on the part of the pastry chefs of Orentano.
In 1987, Orentano became the home of the “Dolcione“: indeed, local pastry chefs created famous monuments reproduced based on sweet ingredients that attract gluttons from every part. Last time in 2019 the Festival was dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
This year, the Dolcione parade takes place on the evening of 14 August, while on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 there is the cream puff festival
Orentano, moreover, boasts a remarkable confectionery tradition: in the post-war period many confectioners from Orentano (where there were about twenty pastry shops in the main street alone) decided to seek their fortune in Rome, where they opened premises which later became mainstays in the sector. In other parts of Italy, restaurants and pizzerias were opened.