Immerse yourself in the very best of Italian cuisine on this 2.5-hour, luxury wine and dinner experience near the Pantheon in Rome. With a culinary connoisseur hosting the evening, indulge in a classic Italian ‘aperitivo’ (aperitif) in the atmospheric cellar of a family-run restaurant before feasting on three mouthwatering courses of perfectly prepared local specialties in the dining room. To make the evening even more memorable, each delectable dish is paired with a glass of fine, regional wine. Numbers limited to 10, ensuring a small-group experience.
Meet your food-loving guide near the awe-inspiring Pantheon, and then enjoy a short stroll to a gem of a family-run restaurant to begin your 2.5-hour wine and dinner experience.On arrival, greet the friendly restaurant owners — true lovers of traditional Italian cuisine and wine, they also produce cheese and other local specialties. Then, follow your guide through the elegantly decorated dining area, breathing in the intoxicating aromas that waft from the kitchen as you do so, and descend into the restaurant’s private cellar.Wander around the cellar and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this incredible, historical setting — during renovation works in the area, an imposing Roman structure was discovered at the cellar’s floor level. When the time comes, gather with your small group to enjoy a classic Italian aperitivo. Sip a glass of prosecco as you savor a mouthwatering selection of cured meat and rich, regional cheese.After your aperitivo, head back into the restaurant and take a seat at your reserved table for your tantalizing 3-course dinner. Sink your teeth into dish after dish of exquisitely prepared Italian delights including Roman pasta and beef cheek with potato puree. With each course, enjoy a sample of fine wine that has been paired perfectly by the chef and guide, and learn how the delicate flavors in the wine enhance the flavors in your food.Your experience concludes outside the Pantheon. Take a moment to marvel at the illuminated facade of this majestic building, before making your own way back to your hotel.