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Authentic Pesto cooking class at the Cinque Terre

Manarola, Italy

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Discover the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine with this home pesto-making and tasting experience along the Cinque Terre coast. Visit a beautiful La Spezia home; get hands-on with a mortar and pestle as you cook up your own pesto, using fresh basil and pine nuts; then tuck into your delicious homemade creations.
  • Home pesto cooking class in La Spezia
  • Get hands-on as you learn to make traditional Italian pesto
  • Master tips and techniques from a professional chef at her seafront home
  • Choice of morning or evening cooking class
  • Enjoy a fun and educational experience, suitable for all abilities
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Pesto Gnocchi
Hands on cooking class with the chef
Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off
19017 Manarola, SP, Italy

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Meet your guide, Idata, a professional chef, at her home in La Spezia, a beautiful modern mansion overlooking the Cinque Terre coast. After a typical Italian welcome, head to the kitchen to discover the delights of Liguria’s renowned cuisine.

Under the expert guidance of Idata, set to work making your own pesto. Learn the most traditional way, using a mortar and pestle to crush fresh basil and pine nuts, while learning interesting facts about Ligurian cooking traditions.

Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked lunch or dinner. At the end of the meal, you’ll be given the recipes to take home with you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Have you got any dietary requirements?
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Authentic Pesto cooking class at the Cinque Terre?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Seriously? You change the time and town of the excursion??
Bill E
, Jul 2019
We planned this cooking class excursion months in advance and even made sure we stayed the night in La Spezia, the Newark of Cinque Terre, because of the several references in the description that it would take place at hosts home in La Spezia. Less than 48 hours before the time of the cooking class, we received an email that not only would the cooking class be moved up an hour earlier but that it would also be held in another town 40 miles away at a restaurant instead of the home. What was the deal? Did you need kitchen help under the guise of a "cooking class"?
It’s a must for a personal experience in Cinque Terre
, Apr 2019
Francesco n family are amazing. We learnt how to make delectable focaccia bread a & pesto. It was an unforgettable lunch filled with great food, white wine& laughter.
Ciao. We had a wonderful experience...
, Oct 2017
Ciao. We had a wonderful experience with our Italian family in their beautiful warm home making home made pesto was such fun I would highly recommend this class
Foi horrível !
, May 2019
Compramos antecipado esse curso de culinária, pagamos caro 132 euros cada (casal) , para realizar durante nossas férias na Itália e o curso foi cancelado em cima da hora,na véspera , por e-mail e sem chances de mudanças de data !!! Foi decepcionante ! Em cima da hora não conseguimos outro lugar pra fazer um curso assim na Itália Só espero ter os valores reembolsados !

Product code: 17024P238

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