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Naples: in search of great pasta alla genovese and a waterfront seafood feast (plus coffee!)

Thanks Jen and ncara for the input.

For some reason I just found all the other responses in this thread on my iPhone and not on my computer, strange. Anyway the Pignataro site is a gem. I have also been following the dissapore.com website that you recommended on a different thread. Great references!

Apr 05, 2014
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Naples: in search of great pasta alla genovese and a waterfront seafood feast (plus coffee!)

We will be in Naples soon and I have wanted to have pasta alla genovese since I have read about it in Athur Schwart's book years ago and have made it a couple of times.

barberinibee (or perhaps anyone that reads this) did you ever have the dish at Donna Teresa or anywhere in your time there? I have also saw a thread that Hosteria Toledo does the dish as well.

Thanks. I did a few searches but everything lead to pesto/genovese style pasta threads.

Apr 04, 2014
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Pasta Factory Tour?

I will try the contact form on the website, I believe I saw a divinacucina blog post once about a visit to Gragnano and it looked fantastic.

Feb 03, 2014
alexistristin in Italy

Pasta Factory Tour?

Have a wonderful trip, I will look for future posts from you. As someone who has cooked professionally for years with dried and fresh pasta, I am a firm believer in the beauty of dried pasta so I am looking forward to seeing it made on a larger scale then what I have seen from smaller producers here in the US.

Feb 03, 2014
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Pasta Factory Tour?

Thanks for posting this obraustin, I was about to do the same myself! I will go with jenkalb recommendation since I will be in Naples. I am venturing that way in April/May and would love to see a dried pasta factory, I will try to contact these places and get ahold of that book.

Feb 02, 2014
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Amaro Tours?

Also, it is nice that you didn't give me a list. I feel a little overwhelmed when I look at CH and people have eating schedules for every meal time. I like traveling and discovering a little more than planning everything to the minute. Of course I have a list and have done my research but we are allotting time to cooking in the various apartments we have rented or having a picnic for lunch.

So thanks again, your words were very inspiring!

Jan 12, 2014
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Amaro Tours?

Thanks for all of your input barberinibee. I have ordered the books you have suggested to start reading soon!

Best,
Alexis

Jan 12, 2014
alexistristin in Italy

Amaro Tours?

Yes we will be in Genoa for a few days in April. Any other recommendations for drinking and eating? I have searched through the board a few times for Genoa but since you are so knowledgable and actually live there thought I would ask on this thread :)

Jan 10, 2014
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Amaro Tours?

Yes I do love Nonino, I guess I have had a lot of amari since I have worked at many Italian inspired restaurants through the years. But I feel that there are many that I have not tasted. I will look into trying to visit Friuli on the trip but time is pretty limited.

Great tip on local supermarkets, since we love to go into any type of market and look around I will be on the look out.

Thanks!

Jan 09, 2014
alexistristin in Italy

Amaro Tours?

Ah great information, I will definitely try to check this out while in Genoa. The blog is also a great source. Thanks again!

Jan 09, 2014
alexistristin in Italy

Amaro Tours?

Thank you so much for the Sapere link, I have not ever seen this website before. We will definitely try to go to the Branca museum.

Thanks again!

Alexis

Jan 08, 2014
alexistristin in Italy

Amaro Tours?

Hello

My partner and I will be traveling to Naples, Rome, Liguria, Turin and then Milan. We are extremely interested in sampling different types of amari (beyond the usual suspects of Averna, Fernet Branca, etc that we can find here in the US) or if possible taking a tour of any of the distilleries?

I did some searches but did not come up with much, if someone could lead me to the links or in the right direction that would be great!

Thanks!

Jan 08, 2014
alexistristin in Italy