A wine and food tasting on some of the most beautiful rooftops overlooking the Eternal City. What better way to spend an evening in Rome?
This amazing new tour by Eden Walks may be the best tasting experience out there right now – a sampling of 5 different Italian wines in the most exclusive, well-known establishments in Rome. Each carefully selected to create a truly unique experience that will make for the most memorable evening. And if you could possibly want for more – delicious food accompaniments for each glass of the good stuff.
You will be introduced to an array of wines, ranging in complexity from light to full-bodied, while learning the history behind each. Your guide will even share the secrets and scandals behind the beautiful places that become the backdrop of your evening.
Understand the difference between Montepulciano di Abruzzo from 1700 compared to other wines, discover Chianti’s 300-year old history and become acquainted with the unknown treasure that is Morellino di Scansano. All while savoring the many eatables typical of Rome. Learn how Roman cuisine has evolved, yet still managed to hold on to their traditions these last 2,000 years.
This wonderful wine pairing begins on Borromini Terrace where you will sip on an exquisite glass of Morellino di Scansano, a delicious but lesser-known DOCG red from the Tuscany region. And the perfect complement to that- a wonderful selection of ricotta and mozzarella cheese, toasted bread, and olive oil from nearby Sabina (part of the Lazio region).
Your education continues to the Relais Hotel Rooftop. Nibble on some more delicious cheese and salami as you enjoy your second glass – a Montepulciano, the popular and extremely tasty medium-bodied red synonymous with the Abruzzo region.
Then sample the two most famous pastas in Rome – Cacio e Pepe and Amatriciana, appropriately paired with a glass of Chianti. It’s no wonder that this earthy, rustic red is the most recognized Italian wine in the world.
Your next taste is Carciofi alla Giudia. This deep-fried artichoke recipe has deep roots, originating from the largest Jewish community in Italy. And to this day is still one of the best-known dishes in Roman cuisine. And to aid in your digestion, your generous meal will be topped off with some limoncello. Also a great way to save some room for the last two stops on this decadent Italian wine and food tasting around Rome.
Visit one of the most authentic places to enjoy Sicilian desserts and delicacies, I Dolci di Nonna Vincenza. The homemade cannoli here is out of this world.
Your evening concludes in true Italian-fashion, with some café at one of the most popular coffee bars in Rome. Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè has been around since 1938, made famous for its home-roast beans using water from the Rome’s ancient aqueducts.
This wine tasting food tour is a unique experience indeed – and definitely my kind of education. Learning and tasting my way around the delightful history of Roman food and wine.