Do you want to go beyond the ordinary day-to-day deliciousness of Rome and embark on a food-packed exploration of the city’s most loved food traditions? While eating and drinking the entire way, or course?
Join me on a day-long culinary walk through some of Rome’s most delicious neighborhoods. We will visit bakeries, pastry shops and cheese stores as well as markets, butchers and coffee bars. We’ll do things like enjoy an al fresco mozzarella tasting or stop by a local enoteca for a sampling of creamy gorgonzola and a glass of nebbiola. Along the way we’ll talk about Roman food traditions, history and how Italians shop, eat and generally make food a part of their every day life.
My tours are completely private, and so that we can focus on the things that really interest you. I conduct several types of tours in different neighborhoods in Rome, at times of the day to suit your schedule. Some of my tours include:
- Insider's Campo de' Fiori and Jewish Ghetto
- Insider's Testaccio
- Insider's Monti
- Insider's Monti + Cooking Class
- Evening Food + Wine Walk
- Gelato Stroll
If you’d like to learn more, contact me and I”ll be happy to send you the details.
I think I forgot to mention that the tours are beyond fun. Want to know how much fun? Have a look at this blog and this blog, for two completely fantastic write ups from some happy campers.
There are so many delicious things to taste and learn about in Italy. Guided walking tours and exploring on your own in restaurants, markets, enoteche and bars will certainly expand your culinary horizons. But perhaps you want to go beyond that? Join me in a workshop where we will enjoy an in-depth exploration of some of my favorite Italian obsessions.
My 2-hour workshops are fun, food- and drink-filled and definitely hands on. Set in my studio, we’ll taste our way - comfortably - through an immensely enjoyable and delicious learning experience.
- Olive Oil and Olives
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Italian Cocktails
- Mozzarella + Prosciutto
Custom Tours + Consulting
Do you have something specific in mind you’d like to explore (and by explore of course I mean eat and drink)? Maybe an intensive day of pizza? Or gelato may be your thing? I’m happy to take you on a custom-made tour where we can focus on anything you’d like. I often take chefs and restaurant owners around, to do menu research or just expand their repertoire.
Are you filming a television series or working on some other Rome-related project? I've worked with many film crews, including This Old House, HGTV, and Gourmet's Diary of A Foodie. I'm available as a coordinator, fixer or on screen talent. See a clip of my recent work here, here and here.
Are you coming to Rome or Florence for a week or more and don’t know where to eat? Let me plan out your trip, from a purely edible point of view. Just tell me your rough sight seeing plans, and I’ll prepare a complete itinerary of meals, snacks, cocktails and more that will make sure you get the most out of every bite you put in your mouth. The itineraries I prepare will take into consideration your special requests, but are also full of great surprises. You won’t end up in the same touristy restaurants as everyone else, but instead go where the locals go. The week will include everything from a slice of pizza in the street to a high end dining experience.
For more information, and pricing, just send me an email and let me know how I can help you enjoy Rome (PLEASE NOTE: FOR SOME REASON AOL AND COMCAST BLOCKS ALL OF MY EMAILS, SO PLEASE SUPPLY ME WITH AN ALTERNATIVE IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO WRITE YOU BACK. )
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Here are a couple of clips of me, wandering around Rome, talking about food.