Cooking courses in Portofino

Our cooking courses can last from one and a half hour, to prepare just one item according to our Guests’ request, to up to 4 or 5 hours, for the preparation of an entire meal from entrée to dessert. All our courses are tailor-made upon our Clients’ preference, however if possible we always like to start the activity with a short walk uphill to the spot called “The Three Lakes” to enjoy a nice fresh lemonade and the breath-taking view. On the way back to the “Fondaco” we stop at our aromatic herbs garden to pick the herbs that we will use during the course. We will then return to the “Fondaco”, where our Chef will be waiting for us to start the cooking lesson. All our lessons, that are totally hands on, end with the meal, including all the dishes prepared with the Chef. The lessons are open to up to 12 people, however it is possible to reserve a private course (with additional cost).
Depending on the time that you would like to spend with us, we propose the following specialities, based on the Ligurian traditional kitchen. Alternative dishes are available:

·         Pesto with the mortar

·         Nut sauce

·         Marinara Tomato sauce

·         Fish sauce (for Pasta)

·         Pizza

·         Hand-made Tagliatelle

·         Ravioli

·         Pansotti (vegetable-filled ravioli)

·         Hand-made potato gnocchi

·         Caponadda and Cappon Magro Genova style (two elaborated antique dishes with fish)

·         Octopus and potatoes

·         Cuttlefish stew with potatoes

·         Fresh fish Ligurian style

·         Stock fish with olives and potatoes Ligurian style

·         Stuffed Anchovies

·         Stuffed squid

·         Ligurian vegetable pie (polpettone)

·         Baciocca genovese (potato pie)

·         Castagnaccio

·         Crostata with our marmalade

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