Wine and Food itineraries

Gourmet itineraries in Portofino Coast

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Wine and Food itineraries

Local cooking in Liguria varies from place to place, and cooking methods reflect the characteristics of this land bordered by the mountains and the sea.

The recipes are light, low in fat but rich in flavor, thanks to the clever use of aromatic herbs grown along the coast and enhanced by the delicate extra-virgin olive oil produced in Liguria.

The typical recipes of Ligurian cuisine are based on a number of basic ingredients: mushrooms and vegetables like borage, used in pasta fillings; basil, the key ingredient for the famous pesto sauce; pine-seeds and olives harvested from the trees, which are also used to make extra virgin olive oil and pâté; local seafood, fished daily in Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Sestri Levante. Local specialties include a numerous variations of the typical Ligurian focaccia, Recco cheese focaccia, pansoti (stuffed pasta) with walnut sauce, vegetables pies, and traditional stuffed vegetables, are combined with light and tasty fish dishes and accompanied by the best Ligurian red and white wines.

New adventures in the world of gastronomy are available each day thanks to the talented chefs who not only painstakingly prepare traditional recipes, but experiment with innovative ideas applied to local cuisine in an never-ending quest to heighten the pleasures of the table.

Paradiso GULF

The enchanting Golfo Paradiso ranges from the western side of Portofino Promontory along the coast towards Genoa.

Western Tigullio

The road going from Chiavari to Portofino is one of the most spectacular of the Region: the Mount of Portofino is the protagonist, with the elegance of its silhouette stretched out to the sea of Tigullio Gulf.

Eastern Tigullio

In the eastern side of the Province of Genoa the Gulf of Tigullio presents a landscape changing in few kilometers from the golden beaches of the coast to the green of the hills, with olive trees, vineyards and chestnut, beech and oak woods, to the Mountains reaching nearly 2.000 meters high.