(VIP EDITION) Pesto Calling!

Meeting place:

Via XX settembre 65 R in front of Zena Zuena,
GENOVA (LIGURIA)

Timing:

9:00 - 14:45
15:00 - 20:45

How we move:

On foot

Duration:

5h 45m

Artès Luisa

Food and wine promotion expert

PASSIONS

Enogastronomy and tasting, cooking class, crafts, historical shops

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Lovers of Italian cuisine interested in living a “Genoese for a day” experience among traditions and ancient local lore.

PROGRAMME

  • Meet Luisa at Zena Zuena, bar focacceria
  • Start hunting for clues at the Mercato Orientale and find the ingredients of authentic pesto
  • Tread along the streets of the ancient Sestiere di San Vincenzo and search its old shops to discover the secrets of pestle and mortar (selection of fittest utensils)
  • Experience the best pesto and wine matchings in a renowned wine shop
  • After a short walk, enjoy tastings, show cooking demo and hands-on cooking lesson (how to make traditional Genoese pesto) at the Pesto Corner to reassemble the correct recipe
  • Succeed in your endeavour and celebrate in a nearby ancient Osteria – enjoy your meal!
  • Final toast and group picture
  • Delivery of the reassembled pesto recipe, signed by participants

THE STORY

Cousin Luisa is determined to celebrate Grandma’s Dina’s 110th birthday anniversary with a family reunion, inviting relatives from the four corners of the world. Grandma was famous all over Genoa for her superb basil pesto (always made with a pestle and mortar), which will be the focus of the party… yet, the recipe is nowhere to be found! Grandma, a good-humoured riddle enthusiast, left but a handful of clues – and it is up to her descendants to reassemble the scenting recipe.

So, do not forget your shopping bag, as we will be hunting ingredients throughout the centre of Genoa - caruggi, ancient shops and the stalls of the Mercato Orientale, the city’s most renowned market.

Luisa, in the role of Grandma Dina’s grand-daughter, will take you on a journey into Genoese gastronomic traditions: an exploration of markets and typical shops rich in flavours and tales, culminating in a tasting lesson guided by a pesto professional and food historian – not to forget about the
aperitivo “al pesto” final celebration.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Children under 12 can take part only if accompanied by an adult
Please point out during booking phase any allergies and / or food intolerance.
The typical Genoese Pesto is not a vegan food.

QUOTE INCLUDES:

Welcome drink in local Bar Focacceria, clues’ hunt in Genova, visit in the Mercato Orientale, short conference and show cooking demo (how to make Genoese pesto), short lesson and selection of
fittest utensils, guided tasting of Genoese pesto, final toast with group picture, copy of the Pesto recipe

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