"Gran Forno" Festival
- Sunday 05 January 2020
Bread on payment
From the early hours of the morning, in the agricultural atelier in Plau, volunteers from the pro loco will start preparing the dough for the black breead; once it has risen, they will prepare the loaves and bake them in the wood-burning oven of Plau. 2 or 3 batches will be made during the day.
- 9.00 am Bread preparation and baking
- 7.00 pm Pizza preparation
In Saint-Denis (part of La Plau), a small hamlet in Valle d’Aosta, the Large Oven Festival is held once a year.
Over these few days, the proloco gather round the old, recently restored, village oven where around 250 kinds of bread are cooked.
The work starts late morning when the dough is prepared, the oven is heated and finally the loaves are placed inside on long wooden boards. Three batches go in: one in the morning one in the afternoon the last in the evening, and to conclude: the cooking of pizza.