Taormina Food and Wine-Tasting Walking Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Taormina

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from$72.78
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Taste Sicilian Organic Food at its finest on this 2-hours and a half evening walking tour of Taormina. Eat and drink like a true local as your guide brings you to the best neighborhood establishments where you’ll sample a variety of delicious regional specialties. Eat fresh fish prepared in four different ways, Arancino, a variety of bruschetta, cakes and other mouthwatering delicacies, as well as palate-pleasing red and white wine and liquor such as Grillo, Nero d'Avola, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Limoncello. Be introduced to new tastes and flavors from your professional licensed guide, a food aficionado.
Meet your Licensed Local foodie Guide in the evening at Corso Umberto I, Taormina’s main pedestrian street, and set off to uncover the town’s culinary gems. As you walk, hear tales about the area’s culinary history and the evolution of Sicilian food culture. Discover the importance of fresh and flavorful ingredients to Sicilian cuisine, and hear how the cuisine’s popularity has spread across the globe.Pass by beautiful old buildings, including the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja and an ancient Roman theater. Then, meet a local chef, who will welcome you into an open garden space with a glass of prosecco. After you’ve drained your glass of bubbly, sit down to four different fish dishes. These will vary depending on what ingredients are available, but mostly Mussels baked in crunchy bread, Fish marinated in special Sicilian style, Sicilian anchovies Beccafico, Rice with seafood & seasonal vegetables. Wash them down with a glass of grillo white wine, an ancient variety native to Sicily. Next, move on through Taormina’s historical city center to a family-owned wine bar. Settle in here to taste three local red wines, such as Nero d’Avola and Etna Rosso, and a selection of bruschetta and Arancino (fried Rice balls with meat inside), served with the protected Mount Etna DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) olive oil and a range of toppings. There will also be another typical Sicilian appetizer, such as cold cut meat and cheese with honey, marmalade and caponata (eggplant relish). After, follow your guide to a beloved dessert hot spot, where you’ll taste torrone (a honey and almond candy) and cannoli (pastry tubes filled with ricotta cream), as well as Limoncello, Almond Wine and a sweet and concentrated Passito dessert wine. Your tour ends back at Corso Umberto in the old city centre of Taormina.

What’s included

  • Local Foodie guide
  • Organic Food samples
  • 4 Fish plate samples
  • 3 Bruschetta, Caponata, Cheeses, Salumi, Arancino
  • Authentic 5 Wine samples
  • Welcome Prosecco
  • 4 Typical Sicilian desserts samples and 3 Liquors

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free drinks included
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