Pesto Cooking Class
During this basil-scented tour, we will prepare one of the most delicious Ligurian dishes together: tagliatelle al pesto. The Antica Locanda Luigina, in collaboration with Alberto of the Slow Food La Spezia convivium, will offer this hands-on meeting, providing the necessary equipment for making pesto and the local savoir faire. After selecting the basil leaves, you will be shown how to use the classic mortar, while listening to interesting anecdotes and trivia about the pesto tradition. Then you will prepare the tagliatelle. At the end of the lesson, you can enjoy the fruits of your labour by tasting pesto prepared with your own hands and cooked by the chefs in our kitchen. A tasting will also be served consisting of a platter of cured meats from Castiglione Chiavarese, and cheeses from San Pietro Vara. All accompanied by organic white and red wine from the Nardi wineries in Ortonovo.
The inn will provide all the necessary tools.