It was a beautiful early September day in Genoa, I think it was nudging 30°. The suited gents were struggling but from the moment we arrived at ‘La Manuelina’ in Recco, for the wedding reception the anticipation of the feast to come seemed to calm the sweaty men. That along with the shedding of some jackets and a few ladies heels.
Local Recco speciality, Foccacia di Recco. Unlike the idea commonly associated with focaccia this is thin and crisp topped with alot of melted crescenza.The restaurant lays claim to have invented the dish over a century ago, although others say it dates back to the times of the Saracen raiders when people would hide in the mountains for safety.
At the BBQ in a suit, love it.
The house white from the Ligurian region.
Second pasta course. Pesto trofiette and pansotti in a walnut sauce.
The intense, dry and apple scented white
Liquid dessert, fluffy peach and citrus soft sorbet.
After a long day, and a long lunch, I had to face the stairs home…. still in heels.