Celebrations dedicated to Caorle's fish
We love our fish so much that we celebrate it during several local food events, which even visitors get involved in, both here in Caorle and in neighbouring towns. For example, in Concordia Sagittaria on Ash Wednesday, the “Renga d’Oro” takes place, a food competition which celebrates the best herring-based dishes (in Venetian dialect, this fish is called 'renga').
In September every year, the Fish Festival takes place in Caorle. On this occasion, the fish is fried or grilled on the seashore, on the beach adjacent to the The Shrine of Our Lady of the Angel. Much loved is also the competition which inaugurates the event, “Sardee in Grea”, during which aspiring chefs battle it out in a grilled sardine challenge for the chance to win the title of undisputed king of the grill, which is awarded at the end of the night!