The kitchen where you will learn Ligurian cuisine during your cooking lesson in Genoa
The port city of Genoa, LIguria, as visited on your culinary vacation in Italy
Pasta con pesto in Genoa Italy, during your cooking vacation in Italy
Homemade pasta in Genoa Italy, during your cooking vacation in Italy
Homemade focaccia in Genoa Italy, during your cooking vacation in Italy
Desserts for sale in Genoa Italy, during your cooking vacation in Italy
A view of the sea in Genoa Italy, during your cooking vacation in Italy
Genoa as visited during your cooking vacation in Italy
The vibrant city of Genoa, LIguria, as visited on your culinary vacation in Italy
Vegetables at market during a culinary tour of Italy
Overview

Genoa – Cooking Class with Chef Enrica

Genoa, situated on the Gulf of Genova in the Ligurian Sea, is a bustling city and the capital of Italy’s northwestern region, Liguria. With beautiful walls and fortresses, a promenade that overlooks the sea towards Portofino, and many palaces and churches – Genoa is known for both its historical treasures and its cuisine which includes the famous Pesto alla Genovese, Pansotti, and of course, focaccia. Genoa is the perfect destination to begin your Ligurian culinary expedition.

Learn to prepare traditional Genovose dishes in a hands-on cooking class with Enrica, a native Genovese, local food blogger fluent in English and Spanish, and an experienced cook. Enrica’s cooking lessons take place in the city center at her beautiful home with stunning city and sea views, and we offer 2 different options for our culinary travelers.

Genoa “Market to Table” Cooking Lesson
Visit the incredible Mercato Orientale with Enrica for a 2 hour guided food tour with tastings. You will also select fresh local ingredients for your 3 hour hands-on cooking lesson in Enrica’s beautiful home. Local wine and antipasti will be served during your lesson. Lunch will be based on your efforts including a delicious dolce (dessert) and digestivo. Enjoy your culinary efforts on the terrace afterwards, weather permitting.

Italian Riviera Cooking Lesson
This more intensive 4-hour hands-on cooking lesson in Enrica’s home kitchen skips the market visit but none of the deliciousness! You will prepare a complete Italian Riviera menu featuring: a pesto lesson, handmade pasta, savory pie, and an Italian dolce (dessert). Local wine and antipasti included. Enjoy your culinary efforts on the terrace afterwards, weather permitting.

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: 5-hour “Market to Table’ cooking lesson and lunch
  • Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: 4-hour Italian Riviera cooking lesson with lunch

Pricing & Dates

Class Pricing

Genoa "Market to Table" Cooking Lesson US$240
4-hour Italian Riviera Cooking Lesson US$220

Class Dates

Italian Riviera cooking class available any dates except Sunday for a minimum of 2 people. Market to Table cooking class available any dates except Sunday or Monday (when the market is closed) for a minimum of 2 people.

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: 5-hour “Market to Table’ cooking lesson and lunch
  • Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: 4-hour Italian Riviera cooking lesson with lunch

Reviews

We gave this trip 5 stars
Pam & Tom
California
Trip taken September 2019
The whole experience was amazing. Adrian from International kitchen was so effecient on letting me know so many things. The class that I really wanted to take was filled but he got me into another one that ended up being even better than the inital one that I wanted to take. He even gave me personal directions when I wasnt sure where to go. He was amazing and he followed up to make sure I didnt have any further questions. The class itself was just as amazing. We met Chef Ernica at the maket and shopped with her. She explained about all of the vegetables we were using and even those we werent. I wanted to make pesto and when I expressed this to her, she added it to the class for the day and even bought the extra ingredients. I have to say, it was the best pesto that I have ever eaten in my life. She took us to the house after the market and we all participated in the most delecious meal. There were so many things I had never heard of. I'd give this class higher than a 5 but there are no more stars to check. I recommend this to everyone that has a chance to do it. I will do it again from her, if I am ever in Genoa again. Amazing class!!!!

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