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Pesto Weeks at Eataly L.A.

Pesto Weeks at Eataly L.A.

The best way to brighten up your summer? It's got to be pesto! From July 22 through August 4, join us at Eataly L.A. for Pesto Weeks to celebrate the fresh flavors of Italian summer.

For two whole weeks, we’re celebrating pesto season with featured producers at our market, free tastings, and unique pairings that will make you feel like you’re dining on the Italian Riviera. Plus, you'll get 30% off a loaf of Pane Rustico bread with the purchase of any Pesto di Pra' product. Explore our calendar of events below!

Pasta, pesto, wine at Eataly

PICK YOUR PESTO

While pesto is often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb "pestare," or to grind. Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with olive oil, garlic, and other complementary seasonings. The result: a rainbow of pesto possibilities.

Throughout out marketplace you will find everything from classic basil pesto to ones that use pistachios, capers, almonds, and more! Check out our guide on how to create your own unique pesto combination.

Pasta, mortar and pestle to make better pesto

LEARN FROM OUR CHEF

On Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m., our chef from La Scuola will showcase how to make the perfect pesto at home using a mortar and pestle. No need to sign up in advance, just stop by the marketplace to get a taste!

DISCOVER NEW PAIRINGS

From pasta to salads, dips to dressings, pesto is an easy and ready-to-go addition to any summer table. Look out for these featured producers and special tastings in our marketplace:

Pesto di Pra’
This Ligurian producer has been cultivating high-quality basil and making the famous green sauce since 1827. Their Basilico Genovese DOP (a special variety of basil) is grown in their greenhouses in Pra’, a Ligurian town near Genova. The resulting pesto offers an infusion of bright Ligurian flavors jarred and ready for your table: fresh basil, olive oil, Grana Padano DOP, Pecorino Romano DOP, Italian pine nuts, sea salt, and garlic. From the classic pesto alla genovese to red pesto with basil or creamy walnut sauce, explore all three flavors. Don't forget to pair with our Pane Rustico bread at 30% off when you buy any Pesto di Pra' product!

Pasta di Liguria
Pasta shapes typical of Liguria also make for a perfect pesto-to-pasta pairing. Producer Pasta di Liguria makes regional pasta from their hometown at the foot of the Apennine mountains using artisan techniques and pure, organic ingredients. Shop for a new shape from this region for an authentic meal inspired by the famed Italian Riviera.

Go beyond the basil!