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.

OPEN TOURS FOR THE 2020 TOURIST SEASON

EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY from 1:00 TO 3:30PM

Gabriella’s Pesto & Pasta Cooking Class

Take part in a ‘mani in pasta’ (hands-on) cooking demonstration and learn how to make pesto sauce and handmade, fresh, local pasta.

TUESDAY through Sunday

Taste of Rapallo
Foodie Tour

This food walking tour will take you behind the gastronomic scenes of lovely Rapallo. The city prides itself in showcasing the best of Ligurian cuisine, a tradition that capitalizes on the treasures of the mountains and the sea.

TUESDAY through Sunday

Aperi-Go-Round

Liguria is home to some of Italy’s most iconic foods and wine. There are also many rituals that go along with the food and wine, one of them being ‘the Aperitivo’, (often compared to the American Happy Hour), which is a drink paired with a ‘generous’ snack, enjoyed at the end of the work day before dinner.

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Our cruise ship was here for the day and we booked a tour most of which was spent with Guido. We strolled around the old town glass in hand. Our hosts carried baskets to top our wine up! Very, very informative and unexpectedly exceptional.
Do this if you can!!!


Bill R.

This store is amazing! I usually pay a visit prior leaving every time I come to Rapallo. The owner Guido is very acknowledgeable of the gourmet items he carries and will recommend the best wines at your preferred price range. He speaks fluent English and the way he describes how wine or olive oil being made is simply irresistible. He and his staffs will always pack the products with bubble wrap to make sure safe transit if they are aware of your needs in traveling.


Jen Jiang

I cannot brag on this place enough! We did a private wine tasting and it was amazing...Guido (the owner) works hard to deliver an amazing experience. Great food and great wines! They can fix you a picnic or supply you with food and wine to ship home! LOVE this place....


JKCDMom

Our afternoon with Guido was the best time. I highly recommend doing a tasting experience with him. He and his staff, Barbara and Cristiano, were incredible. They had a welcome sign prepared for us along with welcome focaccia and wine for adults… For the two hours we were there we felt like the only people in the bottega. We had Guido’s undivided attention and this was our favorite activity of our trip. Big thank you to Guido and his staff!!!


Xulauren
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…
AMAZON, 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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DA LUNEDì A GIOVEDÌ DALLE 13:00 ALLE 15:30

Il Corso di Cucina di Pesto & Pasta di Gabriella

Partecipate a una dimostrazione di cucina con ‘le mani in pasta’ e imparate a fare il pesto e la nostra pasta fresca tradizionale.

Unitevi a noi per una vera esperienza di cucina Ligure con la Cuoca Gabriella che vi rivelerà le ricette antiche dalle tradizioni familiari genovesi. Dopo un benvenuto caloroso con Focaccia e un vino locale artigianale, farete un pranzo informale di pasta fresca condita col pesto il tutto preparato dalla nostra Gabriella e poi si inizierà con il corso di cucina per imparare come preparare il pesto fatto con il mortaio e realizzare diversi tipi di pasta fresca. Scoprirete inoltre altre varietà di vini locali, degusterete diversi olii extravergine d’oliva e tre invecchiamenti di Aceto Balsamico, e per finire un gelato artigianale alla vaniglia. Come pro memoria porterete con voi a casa la nostra cartolina con le ricette appena imparate.

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DA MARTEDÌ A DOMENICA Dalle 10:30 alle 13:00,
con la nostra Guida del territorio

Taste of Rapallo
Foodie Tour

Questo tour a piedi dedicato al cibo vi porterà dentro la scena gastronomica della splendida Rapallo. La città è orgogliosa di rappresentare il meglio della cucina Ligure, una tradizione che sfrutta i tesori delle montagne e del mare.

Il giro inizia da uno dei monumenti più straordinari della città, il Chiosco della Musica, dove vi accogliamo con una colazione tipica della Liguria, focaccia appena sfornata e un cappuccino. Il giro poi continuerà al vivace mercato che ogni mattina si tiene a Rapallo per scoprire la frutta, le verdure e le erbe aromatiche che si trovano nelle antiche ricette Liguri.

Dopo si prosegue fino ad un pastificio, dove un cuoco locale fa la tradizionale pasta ripiena di erbe aromatiche fresche chiamata “Pansoto”. Qui assaggerete questa specialità con una saporita e vellutata salsa di noci.

In seguito arriva il momento dello ‘street food’; consocerete il nostro fornaio preferito specializzato nella focaccia formaggio, gusterete questa delizia voluttuosa servita con un bicchiere di Vermentino locale.

Poi ci dirigiamo verso una vera gelateria per un gelato rinfrescante.

Per l’ultima fermata, seguirete la Guida alla nostra bottega, dove vi racconterà i segreti del pesto al mortaio e la storia di Genova attraverso i suoi ingredienti straordinari.

Qui potrete godere la degustazione del pesto insieme con l’assaggio di diversi olii extravergine d’oliva e una degustazione di tre invecchiamenti di Aceto Balsamico, accompagnata da due tipi di vino artigianale per brindare ai ricordi bellissimi che vi accompagneranno a casa.

Buon Appetito!

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Partenza: Il Chiosco della Musica, Piazza Martiri della Liberazione in centro di Rapallo

Dettagli di rientro: Il giro finisce alla nostra bottega, ParlaComeMangi (nella stessa piazza del Chiosco della Musica)

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DA MARTEDì a Domenica DALLE 17:30 ALLE 19:30

Aperi-Go-Round
(Degustazione di vino in giro)

In Liguria si trovano alcuni cibi e vini più iconici d’Italia.  Ci sono anche molti rituali che accompagnano il cibo e il vino, uno dei quali è l’aperitivo, (spesso paragonato all’Happy Hour americano), che è un cocktail, un vino o una bibita abbinata a uno spuntino generoso, goduto alla fine della giornata lavorativa prima della cena.

Vuoi viverlo come i liguri e vivere uno dei loro rituali quotidiani, divertenti e rilassanti degustando i cibi e vini locali meravigliosi?  Allora l’Aperi-Go-Round è per te!

Insieme alla vostra Guida farai un tour a piedi che ti porterà sulla scena gastronomica di Rapallo, abbinando degustazione di cibi e vini per le vie e le botteghe della città.
Ci saranno 4 fermate; a ogni fermata potrai gustare una diversa specialità Ligure, abbinata ogni volta ad un nuovo vino locale e artigianale.

Dopo il benvenuto presso uno dei monumenti più straordinari della città, Il Chiosco della Musica, con focaccia e un bicchiere di vino bianco, frizzante della Liguria, seguirai la tua Guida attraverso il centro storico della città.  La prima fermata sarà dal nostro fornaio preferito per assaggiare la sua focaccia al formaggio appena sfornata che sarà abbinata a una Bianchetta, un importante vino bianco locale.  Poi ci dirigeremo verso  un altro locale, dove assaggerai la farinata, una torta salata sottile, preparata con farina di ceci che godrai  insieme ad un bicchiere del leggendario vino bianco locale, il Pigato.  Per la fermata finale raggiungerai la nostra bottega, ParlaComeMangi, situata di fronte al mare del Golfo del Tigullio e qui potrai godere delle selezioni di salumi italiani di artigianato e del nostro Parmigiano Reggiano di montagna che sarà abbinato ad un calice del più importante  vino rosso di Liguria: il Rossese. 

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EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 1:00 TO 3:30PM

Gabriella's Pesto & Pasta Cooking Class

Take part in a ‘mani in pasta’ (hands-on) cooking demonstration and learn how to make pesto sauce and handmade, fresh, local pasta.

Join us for a real Ligurian Cooking Experience with our Chef Gabriella who will reveal to you the old recipes from her genovese Family traditions. After a warm welcome with Focaccia and a local artisanal wine you will have an informal lunch with Gabriella’s fresh Pasta al Pesto and then you will start the cooking class and learn how to prepare Mortar-made pesto sauce, and different types of fresh pasta. You’ll also explore other local wines, taste different Italian extra-virgin olive oils and three different ageings of balsamic vinegar, topped off with a vanilla cream gelato. You will also be given a dedicated recipe card to take home.

from 75 Euro per person

Book now!

Please provide us with the following information and we will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours.  Thank you!

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY from 10:30 to 13:00, with our Local Guide

Taste of Rapallo
Foodie Tour

This food walking tour will take you behind the gastronomic scenes of lovely Rapallo. The city prides itself in showcasing the best of Ligurian cuisine, a tradition that capitalizes on the treasures of the mountains and the sea.

The tour starts off at one of the city’s most unique monuments, the Musical Kiosk,
where you will be greeted with a typical Ligurian breakfast of fresh focaccia bread and a cappuccino. The tour will then continue on to Rapallo’s vibrant food market to explore the produce
and herbs that are featured in Ligurian recipes.
You then move on to a nearby artisanal pasta factory, where a local chef makes traditional stuffed pasta called pansoto with market-fresh herbs, a few other ingredients and his trusty rolling pin. Here you will then try this pasta accompanied by a tasty, creamy, walnut sauce.
Next it’s time for some street food; you will be introduced to our favorite focaccia formaggio baker, serving this cheesy, decadent treat, with a glass of local Vermentino wine.
Next, we head to a local gelateria for a refreshing gelato.
For the final stop, follow your Guide to our own bottega, where she will talk to you about the secrets of the Pesto al Mortaio and the history of Genova through its ingredients.
Here you will experience pesto tasting, along with the tasting of a variety of local, Italian cheeses and meats, different extra virgin olive oils and a professional tasting of Balsamic Vinegar with three different ageing periods, accompanied with a couple different types of local, artisanal wines to toast to the great memories made.
Buon Appetito!

from 75 Euro per person

Departure: Musical Kiosk, Martiri della Liberazione Square in Rapallo’s city center

Return Details: Tour ends at ParlaComeMangi, Italian Bottega (in the same square as the Musical Kiosk)

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Please provide us with the following information and we will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours.  Thank you!

Tuesday through Sunday FROM 5:30 TO 7:30PM

Aperi-Go-Round
(Wine tasting on the go)

Liguria is home to some of Italy’s most iconic foods and wine.
There are also many rituals that go along with the food and wine, one of them being ‘the Aperitivo’, (often compared to the American Happy Hour), which is a drink paired with a ‘generous’ snack, enjoyed at the end of the work day before dinner.

Do you want to do as the locals do, and experience one of their great, relaxing, daily rituals while tasting some great food and local wines, all in good company?
Then the APERI-GO-ROUND is for you!
You will join your local Guide on a walking tour that will take you behind the gastronomic scene of Rapallo, combining food and wine tasting on the go.
There will be 4 stops; at each stop you will experience a different Ligurian delicacy, paired with a different local, artisanal wine.
After a welcome at one of the city’s most unique monuments, the Musical Kiosk, with focaccia and a glass of white, Ligurian, sparkling wine, you will follow your Guide through the historical center of Rapallo.

First stopping at our favorite focaccia formaggio baker, serving this cheesy, decadent treat, hot from the iron, which we will pair with a glass of Bianchetto, a local white wine.
Then you will head to another local venue where you will try farinata, a type of thin pancake made from chickpea flour, along with a glass of white Pigato wine.
Then for the last stop we will head to our own traditional, Italian bottega, ParlaComeMangi, facing the sea of the Gulf of Tigullio, where you will enjoy a selection of Italian cold cuts, salami and the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, which will be paired with a glass of local, red wine, a Rossese.

75 Euro per person

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Please provide us with the following information and we will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours.  Thank you!

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