Geared for culinary enthusiasts, this highly tempting tour will provide you with a true gastronomic introduction into the rich and tasteful local Ligurian cuisine.
After being tendered ashore, you'll transfer to a touring boat for a short cruise along the coastline to Santa Margherita. Arriving here, you'll meet your motor coach and travel to the scenic seaside town of Recco. Ligurian cuisine is widely enjoyed by many and is best known for its specialties of focaccia, delicious bread made with olive oil and pesto; a heavenly sauce used to compliment pasta; and the locally-caught fresh fish.
The delightful of Recco is where you will find the 'o vittorio' restaurant where you will be welcomed by a chef who will happily share with you some of the secrets of his art. A truly fun and informative demonstration will be given on how to make some local specialties. This may include pesto sauce; ingredients of which include fresh basil, garlic, cheese and walnuts. You will also see how other typical Ligurian fare is made, such as handmade pasta and ravioli. At the conclusion of your demonstration, you'll be treated to a leisurely lunch which will consist of an array of wonderful Italian dishes - including your own creations along with some delicious locally produced wine. Topping off your meal will be a lovely dessert and coffee. All too soon, it's time to retrace your route and make the return trip back to the pier in Portofino.
Please note: This tour is not available to wheelchair guests and while walking/standing is generally at the guest's discretion, those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.