Portuguese American Journal

4th Annual Kale Fest Contest – Fall River, MA

The Luso American Gallery of Antiquities, Inc. (LAGOA) will hold its 4th Annual Kale Fest, on Sunday October 9, from noon to 4pm, at Bristol Community College, in Fall River, MA.

The event hosts a regional Portuguese kale soup competition with the participation of local chefs from popular, Southcoast restaurants. Contestants will compete for three prizes in two categories featuring two traditional Portuguese soups, “Sopa Portuguesa” and “Caldo Verde.”

Two BCC professors of culinary arts, Chef John J. Caressimo and Chef Gloria Cabral, will be the judges. Fall River Sagres Restaurant and Bella Restaurant were first place winners in 2010.

Live entertainment includes a folkdance performance by Grupo Folclorico do Clube Madeirense SS Sacramento, an improvisational comedy routine by the Out of the Gutter troupe and Fado singing by Josefina Couto and her guitar ensemble. Mike Estrela will be in charge of an Azorean petting zoo for the children with pony rides, weather permitting.

The 4th Annual Kale Fest is funded in part by private donations and generous support from BCC Lusocentro, Fall River Ford, SATA and the Fall River Mayor’s Office. Proceeds from this event will support a gallery development and scholarship fund for Portuguese American students.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at LAGOA gallery and participating restaurants. Children 10 and younger are admitted free.

For more information contact LAGOA Curator/President, Stephen L. Cabral, Ph.D. at 508-673-6624.


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