Entertasting!

ParlaComeMangi organizes food and wine tasting events worldwide.
We have current, fixed locations in some of Liguria’s famous and spectacular tourist spots such as Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Camogli and Genova.

With Entertasting we create not only an event, but also an unforgettable culinary experience too.  Some of our featured tasting events are, The Pesto ShowThe Rapallo Foodie TourCooking Classes and Wine Tastings. However, we have plenty more to offer and are open to customizing per request.  Our goal is to provide an entertaining, delightful and memorable experience for our Guests to savor for a lifetime.

Wine Tastings

We offer three different levels of wine tastings, for the Curious, the Enthusiasts and the Connoisseurs.  Each tasting consists of 3 carefully selected, Italian artisanal wines pertaining to the level selected.  A rich array of hams, cheeses and breads from our own shop will be served during the tastings.

Cooking Classes

The approach to our cooking classes is to provide story telling about Genova and Liguria expressed through the traditional recipes of this land.  Guests are given a homemade pasta experience with an authentic, Genovese pasta Chef.  This cooking class becomes a game in which the guests are involved in discovering with their “mani in pasta”, (hands in pasta), the secrets of a traditional cuisine.  Some of our traditional dishes consist of trofie al pesto or pansoti with salsa di noci (stuffed pasta with a creamy walnut sauce).  In addition to the homemade meal, local wine and food tasting is also included in this cooking class experience.

Someone here in the deli-store also studied Theatre.
And you can’t tell stories about the treasures of the Italian cuisine without a glimpse through the eyes of an all-around charmer.

His name is Guido and he’s the funniest guy we’ve got!
“Entertasting”, (tasting with entertainment), is made-up of the personalized tastings that we create in the deli-shop, on the fairy boats, on the yacht, in the Villas, in the castles, and in the shops, to compliment the quality of the products and dishes served. It’s our brilliant and professional format for our international, (and also national!), guests to learn about the traditions, flavors and delicacies of this land, all while having fun. In the end, it’s an effective and engaging story, using the art of Theatre to teach us.

ParlaComeMangi organizes food and wine tasting events worldwide.
We have current, fixed locations in some of Liguria’s famous and spectacular tourist spots such as, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Rapallo and Camogli and Genova.

With Entertasting we create not only an event, but also an unforgettable culinary experience too.  Some of our featured tasting events are, The Pesto ShowThe Rapallo Foodie TourCooking Classes and Wine Tastings. However, we have plenty more to offer and are open to customizing per request.  Our goal is to provide an entertaining, delightful and memorable experience for our Guests to savor for a lifetime.

The Pesto Show

Guests are welcomed with an Aperitivo toast consisting of local, sparkling wine and focaccia. The group will then head to the main location area where our chef, with the help of our guests, will prepare
 the mortar-made pesto sauce recipe.  Pesto alla Genovese is made by ‘pounding’, (pestare, like the name says), the aromatic basil leaves with garlic, cheese, pine nuts and Ligurian extra virgin olive oil into a fine paste, using a marble mortar and a pear-wood pestle.
The event is finished with the presentation and tastings of, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, local olive spread tartines, and three different aged artisanal balsamic vinegars.

Rapallo Foodie Tour

This tour takes its Guests behind the gastronomic scenes of lovely Rapallo.

The tour starts at one of the city’s most unique monuments, the Musical Kiosk with its fanciful fresco, before continuing on to Rapallo’s vibrant food market to explore the produce and herbs that are featured in Ligurian recipes. The tour then continues to a nearby artisanal pasta shop, where a local chef makes traditional, stuffed pasta called “pansoti” with market-fresh herbs,
a few other ingredients and his trusty rolling pin. Next it’s time for some street food.  Guests will be introduced to one of our favorite focaccia bakers serving this
decadent treat, flat, oven-baked bread, hot from the iron with a glass of local Vermentino wine.

The final stop is in our own bottega,
an authentic shop filled to the rafters with delicacies like cured meats, oils and vinegars, handmade pasta and wine.

Here, you’ll also have the chance to make pesto alla Genovese.
 Finally to finish off the tour, pandolce is also on the menu; enjoy this traditional cake containing raisins, nuts and sundried raisins with a sweet Moscato wine from nearby Portofino and toast to the stellar recipes and lifelong memories you’ll be taking home.

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We were recently in Portofino, Italy and were looking for local wine tasting. Boy, were we lucky to stumble upon Parla Come Mangi (Speak Like you Eat). We decided to have a personal wine tasting in Castle Brown in Portofino. The spread of food and several wines was impeccable, delicious and informative. Guido took us on a tasting tour with delicious wine pairings, even showing us how to make the famous local pesto.
I would highly recommend.


Krista B, Trip Advisor

Truly the most hospitable service I’ve encountered. Made pesto, drank different wines, tried different cheeses, learned about the history and town celebrations and over all, felt like we found new family! It has been a total “Italian Experience”, better than one could imagine. If in Rapallo you need to visit this shop! Everything you need, this is the place. Guido Porrati has been so kind to us. He is truly an ambassador for the whole of Italy!


Hilda Murphy-Phillips
They provided a cooking class on short notice for my daughter. My husband and I were going to go shop but we were encouraged to stay and were treated to wine while we watched her learn. We also tasted samples of olive oil and vinegar, made purchases and they shipped it home for us! Fantastic class, food and service!
Colette C, Trip Advisor
Guido is the man here and he is magnificent, he prepared wine, cheese and meats for us to try, loved all of them. Don't go anywhere else, come here, the most friendly, knowledgeable shop, ever.


JimMacNaughton, Trip Advisor

We were recently in Portofino, Italy and were looking for local wine tasting. Boy, were we lucky to stumble upon Parla Come Mangi (Speak Like you Eat). We decided to have a personal wine tasting in Castle Brown in Portofino. The spread of food and several wines was impeccable, delicious and informative. Guido took us on a tasting tour with delicious wine pairings, even showing us how to make the famous local pesto. I would highly recommend.


Krista B, Trip Advisor

While staying in Santa Margherita, one of the activities that my family and I wanted to do was wine tasting. Although we could not find a vineyard to go to, Guido's shop was the next best thing. We got to taste a large variety of wines as well as cheeses and meats. Guido made the experience very special and I could not have asked for more!!


David J, Trip Advisor

Wonder who we’ve worked with in the past?

Others who have discovered us…
AMWAY, AREA MARINA PROTETTA, BABCOCK AND BROWN, BANK OF CANADA, BELMOND, BVLGARI, CASTELLO BROWN, COMPAGNIA UNICA, CRÉDIT AGRICOLE, CREDIT MUTUEL, DDP INCENTIVE, DISCOVERY NETWORKS, EXXON, FAI, FIAT, FORD MOTOR COMPANY, FOURTH DIMENSION, GLOBUS, GRUPPO IB, HEWLETT PACKARD, IKEA, ISUZU, JOHNSON WAX, KIMBERLY CLARK, LINDE, LLOYDS, MC DONALDS, MARES, NORTH SAILS, OVATION DMC, PFIZER, PORTOFINO COAST, RONCONE ROI, RPMC, SAAB, SARA LEE, SCJ, SEABOURN LEGEND, SEADREAM YACHTS, SIEMENS, SILVERSEA, STARCLIPPER, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TELECOM ITALIA, TOPPS, TOYOTA, TUPPERWARE, URMET, VILLA DURAZZO, VIRGIN VOYAGES, VORWERK FOLLETTO, WALMART, WINDSTAR CRUISES, YVES SAINT LAURENT

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