Geared for culinary enthusiasts, this highly tempting Culinary Discovery tour will provide you with a true gastronomic introduction into the rich and tasteful local Ligurian cuisine.
Accompanied by our Bon Appétit Culinary Center Chef, you'll tender ashore and then transfer to a touring boat for a short cruise along the coastline to Rappalo. Arriving here, you'll follow your guide for a short walk to the local market where you and the chef will enjoy looking over all of the fresh products the market has for sale. Afterwards, your guide will lead you down the town's narrow main street where you will meet your motor coach and travel to the scenic seaside town of Recco.
The delightful town 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. 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 locally-caught fresh fish. Your demonstration will most likely include the making of 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 includes approximately 1-hour of walking and there will be some uneven surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.