Roma Eat Food & History Tour
Gadabout Gal Tiff here, sitting at my desk in my tiny Texan town reminiscing my experience in Italy with the Gadabout Gals and guys. It’s been nearly two months since our tribe was together in our beloved Italy. We spent eighteen months researching, planning and envisioning all the details of our Italian dream trip. The anticipation was so fun!
I am truly grateful for all the memories we created. Today I find myself daydreaming about a very special evening in Rome!
One of the first excursions we planned was the Roma Eat tour. We were excited to sample the best of the Roman food scene and learn often overlooked bits of history.
“Eat like a local, feel like a Roman”
A Roma Eat tour is a chance to experience the culinary secrets of Rome with a local. The Gadabout Gals joined a small group led by the lovely tour guide and owner, Selene. Selene, an archeologist, is a warm and friendly hostess with extensive knowledge of the history and architecture of Rome.
First Stop and meeting place: Antico Bar Pasticceria
We met Selene at the Antico Bar Pasticceria. She gave us an overview of the evening while we sipped on cocktails. After a brief history on the location, we leisurely wander the streets of Rome to the next stop.
Wandering the streets of Rome with Selene was a delightful education about often overlooked history of Rome. She patiently stopped along the way to share an interesting fact about Roman architecture, how to properly drink from the fountain and a tour of the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Spada. All the history was fascinating!
Second Stop: I Dolci Di Nonna
Life’s short, eat dessert first. Right?
Before we started on our tour, food allergies were considered for the evening. Selene asked the owners of I Dolce Di Nonna for a non-dairy option for me. Let me tell you, having a dairy allergy in Italy is no fun! I was thankful that Selene knew just how to handle it.
Third Stop: I Formaggi Di Gianni E Paola
Oh my! This quaint mom & pop cheese store has been heaven to cheese lovers since 1984. Lucky for me, they are known for having the best buffalo cheese! Selene gathered us in the back of the store for a lesson on how to oder cheese like a local. We used her recommendations for ordering cheese during the whole trip.
Fourth Stop: Forno Campo De Fiori
A tiny shop offering flavorful focaccia. Our group stood outside the window watching the bakers as Selene shared a sample of their focaccia, along with her wisdom of the area.
Fifth Stop: Ristorante “Luciano Cucina Italiana”
This concept restaurant is a project created by the chef Luciano Monosilio, the king of carbonara. We learned the night before that Rome is known for carbonara. Chef Luciano was awarded a Michelin Star in 2012. Our group dined all’aperto on a beautiful piazza. The food was excellent, as expected.
Sixth Stop: La Boutique Del Limoncello
You simply can not go to Italy without experiencing an after dinner limoncello. This little boutique had a variety of limoncello to sample. I had no idea there were that many types. So refreshing.
Seventh Stop: Two Sizes (dessert shop)
Like we needed another bite, we gladly stopped for a sampling of tiramisu. Delicious!
The Gadabout Gals highly recommend scheduling a Roma Eat Food Tour the first night you are in Rome! It will provide excellent restaurant recommendations and allow you to appreciate the complexities of the the Roman streets you’ll wander.
Visit their WEBSITE to book one of their tour options. Keep in mind the tours stops and tastings change according to availability of fresh and season products.