What you'll do
Meet your host, Cristina, a real Genoese, who has also lived abroad for a long time. She will be pleased to open her home to all curious travelers who want to experience a real Genoese dinner. You will start the lesson by preparing the most famous ligurian pasta sauce: pesto. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano all blended with olive oil. Then, learn how to prepare home made Tagliatelle! Sit with your host and enjoy the fruit of your labour and taste the second course ( typically fried anchovies ). Once the work is completed, you will enjoy the meal and the dish tasting with your local host. You will also taste fine local Italian wine.. Finally enjoy the gelato or dessert with some coffee. After the lesson, ask us a copy of all the recipes prepared with the host. Get ready for an amazing experience in Genoa !
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
I am a foodie and cook lover. I have been travelling around the world and worked in many restaurants. I am eager to share with you some of the secrets of Ligurian cuisine. We will cook together traditional recipes and you will be able to replicate them once you will be back home, surprising guests and family.
3 courses dinner ( main pasta course, second course, gelato or dessert)
Local wine, water , coffee
Hands on Cooking Class with the chef
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Where you'll be
The whole experience is run at the host's home in central Genoa. The apartment is walking distance from the Aquarium.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
You can park your car very close to the meeting point
Pesto Sauce Class and dinner in Genoa