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Cooking class in Portofino-Italian Riviera-Portofino cooking lessons

Cooking lessons for small and large groups Ligurian style available in Portofino-Italian Riviera area.

Food is more important than art and history to get to know thoroughly Italy and the Italian lifestyle. In fact in Italy the culture of food, of cooking, fo several courses meals, are only a good excuse to spend time together, drink some wine and have fun with your friends or your family. Every Italian region has its own food specialties, here learn how to cook Ligurian style. Meet our charismatic chef and learn how to make the authentic home-made Ligurian Pesto sauce helped by marble mortar, pestle and your good will. This is the dressing for the Croxetti (local type of pasta) that the chef will teach you to make according to the tradition.

In the afternoon we can organize a sightseeing tour of the other coastal towns of the Riviera like Camogli, Chiavari and Santa Margherita. If you stay in a villa, we will organize everything in your home.

The cooking class is held in a restaurant located in Sestri Levante, a lovely coastal town of the Italian Riviera not far from Portofino. Here learn how to prepare the most famous Ligurian food specialties like handmade pesto sauce with homemade pasta then have lunch based on what you prepared plus other delicacies. After the class have some time to stroll around and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the everyday life. Then lunch follows.

Adults from € 120,00 per person – Kids have reduction.

Inclusions: 2 hours cooking class, 3 courses meal (appetizers, pasta, dessert) wine included – English speaking cook.

Cookery class infos

  • Starts: 10 am
  • Duration: 2 hrs + lunch
  • You will prepare: pesto sauce, hand made pasta.
  • Available for groups from 1 up to 70 people.


Optional: on request with an extra, you may also include the preparation of stuffed ravioli, fish cake, dessert – Car/train/coach transfer on request.