Learn how to prepare the delicious basil Pesto, the typical Ligurian sauce made with basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, and parmesan cheese. Together with a local lady, prepare all the ingredients and use the traditional mortar to pound – pestare – them all together, dding extra virgin olive oil to make the unique taste of this bright green flavoring for pasta and the local “testaroli“. In the cozy kitchen of a Portovenere villa, surrounded by a colorful Mediterranean garden, enjoy a unique opportunity to learn, relax and taste genuine gestures and aromas.
Pesto workshop with tasting in Portovenere
How it works: You will meet the cook in a villa in Portovenere and in the hospitable kitchen you will learn how to use a mortar and pestle to prepare pesto according to the original recipe
Food/Drinks: Pesto, Ligurian focaccia and Cinque Terre wine
Inclusions: Gastronomic guide, tasting of pesto and other local products
Languages: Italian, English