Paris and Rome, where kitchen aromas drift down cobbled streets, and delicate treats tempt from neighborhood windows. These are cities of indulgence and extravagance, where the icons of history gaze down on an everyday devotion to food. Gastronomy is a lens for exploring the authenticity of these grand capitals, it’s an invite to what lays behind the famous facades: pastry classes, tasting menus, food markets, unique restaurants, vintage vineyards, and much more.
Rome – Roman Tasting Menu With Wine
Most visitors are surprised when they land in Rome. Yes, it’s a big and bustling city, a capital that stretches for miles. But the heart of Rome is remarkably laid-back. Pedestrianized streets tumble out from what was once the heart of the empire, and these are places where locals also walk and pass the time of day. Your hotel is amid the city’s ancient core, only a walk to some of the world’s most remarkable monuments. Such a central location means it’s easy to experience the places of Rome you deem unmissable, without wasting hours crossing the city. When taking a break from the food you can quickly discover the Pantheon or Vatican Museums, and you can time your visit to arrive before or after the middle of the day crowds.
This afternoon’s food experience provides a tranquil yet evocative introduction to the Roman cuisine. Dine in the Parioli neighborhood, at a small family-run restaurant adored by locals. All the produce is organic and comes from nearby farms, often picked that every morning. Italian cuisine is relatively simple. It’s all about the quality of raw ingredients and real attention to detail. You sit down to a classic four-course menu, each dish paired with wine as you travel through the classic steps of a Roman meal. It is indulgent, and you will be full, but that’s what a foodies tour is all about. Return to the hotel and drift off, or stay up a few more hours to watch the city roll by from a cafe terrace.
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