Rome: Food, Wine Tastings and Cooking Classes
Become a Roman Chef For a Day: A Small Group Cooki...
Become a Roman Chef For a Day: A Small Group Cooking ClassAre you a food lover and would you like to discover more about the Italian food culture while expanding your culinary repertoire and skills? If the answer is yes, this entertaining, small group cooking class - held in the heart of Trastevere - is the perfect choice for you. On the day of your cooking class, you'll be welcomed by Chef Andrea and his wife Erica, who will start the lesson by presenting the 4-course menu of the day. Since the chef uses only fresh, organic ingredients, the menu varies based on season and availability. During this 4-hour, hands-on cooking class, Chef Andrea will take you under his wing and teach you how to prepare a wonderful appetizer such as fried zucchini flowers stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella roman style artichokes, bruschetta, soups and many other different seasonal appetizers. Then, it will be time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands "dirty" to make pasta from scratch as the Italians do: making the dough, kneading it and cutting out pasta shapes. You'll also whip up a nice sauce to serve with the freshly made pasta. Next you will learn to prepare a typical Roman second course such as saltimbocca alla Romana (veal medallions with ham and sage), straccetti with cherry tomatoes and arugula, chicken alla cacciatora, scaloppine with mushrooms, roasted pork or meatballs, just to mention some of the dishes prepared. Finally, you'll work on creating a delicious dessert. While preparing the food, you will also learn the perfect techniques for cutting, stuffing, rolling and cooking. The menu is thought out to teach you a dish that is easy to make on your own, one that is particularly challenging and one that is typically Roman. At the end of the lesson you get to sit at a lovely dining table and feast on your own homemade Italian meal!
From $115.00 Per Person
Learn to Cook a Roman Meal
Learn to Cook a Roman MealWhen in Rome.....cook as the Romans do! The Eternal City is famous for a variety of things -- the Colosseum, the Pope, its ancient ruins -- but one thing that many tourists tend to overlook is its centuries-old culinary tradition. What would Italian cuisine be without tasty Roman specialties like saltimbocca alla romana, spaghetti alla carbonara or Jewish style artichokes? This cooking class takes place in a culinary school in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, just a stone's throw from St. Peter's and the Vatican. In this private, hands-on cooking class you will learn how to make a traditional Roman meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients. This class not only teaches you how to prepare a complete menu of dishes, it also covers presentation and garnishing; handy tricks to enhance prepared dishes and lend confidence to the overall culinary experience. And after your class, you'll sit down to a gourmet feast you can be proud of -- buon appetito!
From $171.00 Per Person
Wine Tastings You Won't Forget
Wine Tastings You Won't ForgetSelect Italy is proud to offer a different selection of wine tastings at an establishment that has been recognized as one of the "best Italian eno-tables." In a spectacular and elegant setting, brought to perfection by a two-year renovation that uncovered original arches, marble columns and an ancient Roman wall from the Augustan era, our clients will enjoy a sophisticated wine tasting featuring some of the most superb Italian wines. The experience is enhanced by a selection of carefully chosen appetizers, made by master producers from only the freshest local ingredients. An occasion to remember, perfect for those who wish to spend a special evening in an historic setting with the possibility to stretch the pleasure into a fine dining experience at the Enoteca's excellent restaurant.
From $160.00 Per Person
Veni, vidi...gustavi - a Spirited Wine Tasting
Veni, vidi...gustavi - a Spirited Wine TastingSalumeria Roscioli deli' boasts 450 different kinds of cheeses, more than 100 different kinds of cured meats, a wine list of some 2,200 labels, 20 different types of homemade bread and a professional team of sommeliers and chefs that are eager to introduce you to Italy's best food and wine. Choose from three different wine & food experiences, to be held in their private tasting room and wine cellar, the recently opened Rimessa Roscioli. Here, in sight of a perfectly working antique Berkel meat slicer from 1955, you'll find all you need for an unforgettable gourmet wine tasting!
From $97.00 Per Person
At the Roman Market
At the Roman MarketOne of the most accurate stereotypes about Italy is that the "Italians don't eat to live, they live to eat!" And Romans eat (and cook) with a special brio that is also expressed in the city's vibrant and colorful markets. This half-day lesson combines a market visit with the hands-on preparation of an authentic, multi-course Roman meal. You will meet Valeria, a native Roman, at her cooking school in the Prati neighborhood of Rome and accompany her to an eclectic Roman market. She'll show you how to navigate the market stalls without getting flustered, how to purchase just what you need and how to use these same ingredients to prepare tasty and characteristic dishes. Then you'll return to the cooking school to prepare and enjoy a traditional Roman meal, using the fresh ingredients you found at the market. You will learn the secrets of Italian cuisine while having fun with people that share your passion for food. And you'll realize that you have paid not only for an excellent class, but also for an exquisite meal!
From $469.00 Per Group