Virginia opens our Taste Experience with a classic starter of 'capponadda dei marinai', sailor’s caponade. The base is made of bread hardtacks dipped in oil, vinegar, vegetable broth, capers, tuna, Cailletier olives, onions and aromatic herbs, a dish capable of bringing together each of the area’s flavours, from the sea’s freshness to the taste of the hinterland, in a unique and appetizing result.
The first course is 'mandilli de sea', (literally "silk handkerchiefs" in Genovese dialect) which are handmade lasagne sheets, rolled out as finely as possible, and then layered with a delicate nut sauce - an original and delicious family recipe. To follow, fried anchovies are brought to the table, along with seasonal vegetables fresh from Virginia’s garden.
Last but not least, dessert. Our Cesarina serves delicious 'sciumette', a Ligurian egg-based dessert. In this dish whipped egg white is immersed in boiling milk and then enriched by a layer of cream: it is a simply perfect conclusion to a menu dedicated to Ligurian tradition.