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Ristorante Il Genovese, Genoa, dinner

Ravioli with tuccu (meat and tomato sauce), Ristorante Il Genovese, Liguria

Menu from a dinner at Ristorante Il Genovese, Genoa, to sample typical and traditional Genovese dishes: Variety of fried foods “alla Genovese” (frisceu, panissa, tripe, gattafin) Ravioli with tuccu (meat and tomato sauce) Ravioli with walnut and cheese sauce Testaroli pancakes with Genoese pesto Cod fish “alla Genovese” with potatoes, taggiasca olives and pine nuts…

Palmaria, Grand Hotel Portovenere, dinner

Warm seafood salad, Palmaria, Portovenere

Menu from a seafood-centric dinner at the Palmaria restaurant of the Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere: Warm seafood salad (with octopus, tomatoes and salad leaves) Pasta with octopus and tomato ragu Grilled prawns with chard and tomatoes Light mascarpone cream with coffee biscuit and cocoa (a sort of deconstructed tiramisù) I stayed at Grand Hotel Portovenere and…

Portivene Un Mare di Sapori, Portovenere, lunch

Marinated anchovies (with lemon and vinegar), Portivene, Portovenere

Menu from a lunch at Portivene Un Mare di Sapori, Portovenere, to sample the local mussels: Marinated anchovies (with lemon and vinegar) Fried anchovies with vinegar and herbs Marinated mussels with tomato sauce Battered and fried mussels Farinata (chickpea pie) with stracchino cheese and Genoese pesto sauce Mussels au gratin (with bread and herbs cooked…

Osteria Cantine Cattaneo, Sestri Levante, dinner

Roasted octopus in lemon leaf on potato pie with taggiasche olives and pine nuts, Osteria Cantine Cattaneo, Sestri Levante

Menu from a dinner at Osteria Cantine Cattaneo, Sestri Levante: Small Tataki of red tuna Roasted octopus in lemon leaf on potato pie with taggiasche olives and pine nuts Potatoes gnocchetti with red mullet ragu and dehydrated tomato powder Slice of wild morone on crisp potatoes [Panna cotta with dulce de leche] Semifreddo tiramisu [Petit…

Bar Deck Zeus, Vis a Vis Hotel, Sestri Levante, aperitivo

Angler fish with soy dressing, Bar Deck Zeus, Vis a Vis, Sestri Levante

Menu for aperitivo at Vis a Vis Hotel‘s Bar Deck Zeus in Sestri Levante with food by chef Andrea Rossi: Angler fish with soy dressing Fritto misto Seared tuna with passion fruit and white chocolate Goat’s and cow cheese with olive and oyster leaf Cherry tomato and tuna bottarga Parma ham and parmesan cheese Parma ham…

i Tre Merli Ristorante Porto Antico, Genoa, dinner

Focaccia with cheese in the making, Restaurante i Tre Merli Porto Antico, Genoa

Menu from a dinner at i Tre Merli Ristorante Porto Antico, Genoa, to sample the local cuisine of the Genoa province: Cheese focaccia and farinata (traditional chickpeas pie) Troffie avvantaggiate (Trofiette handmade pasta with Genoese pesto, potatoes and green beans) Baked sea bass alla Ligure (with potatoes, Taggiasca olives and pine nuts) “Sacripantina” cake (Genovese…

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