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Let's celebrate Christmas and New Year in Rome together!

Host Alessandro

$104.61 per guest

At a glance

Start time

8:00 pm or earlier

Duration

About 2 hours

Meeting point

At Host's Location near to vatican city.

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

If you are spending your Christmas or New Year in Rome, I'd like to invite you to come and celebrate it together with me and my family, the traditional Roman way. It won't be so fun to have your Christmas / New Year feast in a restaurant (long queues, extra charges), and I want to make sure you experience the REAL Christmas and New Year celebrations in Rome! We love having friends over to celebrate it with us, and also meeting new friends. Besides cooking the best Italian dishes, we love to meet people from all over the world! So we would be more than delighted to welcome you to join us in our Christmas and New Year celebration in the heart of Rome.

We will have a traditional Roman style feast, so it would be a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture, and get to experience first-hand, how Christmas and New Year is celebrated in Rome, Italy. I hope it could be one of your most memorable Christmas/ New Years' celebration, as we share together some of my signature dishes, wines chosen by me, and also the company of new friends. I look forward to welcoming all of you to my home to share these moments of celebration together with me and my girlfriend! So come by and let me give you a taste of the best Italian holiday dishes and of the Roman culture! By the end you will be able to say Buon Natale e felice Anno nuovo (Merry Christmas and a happy New Year) !

ABOUT THEMENU

The Christmas menu will include:


Appetizer:
Mixed fried vegetables

First Course:
Cappelletti in broth (with meat); OR
Pasta with tuna, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Main Course:
Roast pork with vegetables sauce; OR
Anchovies and potato pie.

Sides:
Fennel salad with oranges and olives.

Dessert:
Selection of traditional Christmas cakes


The New Year's Eve menu will include:

Appetizer:
Selection of meats and cheeses; OR
Selection of smoked fish.

First Course:
Fettuccine with porcini mushrooms; OR
Risotto with seafood.

Main Course:
Baked salmon with mushrooms and tomatoes; OR
Meatloaf with pistachios.

Sides:
Fennel salad with oranges and olives.

Dessert:
Selection of traditional New Year's cakes

As always, in the two menus are included: water, wine (chosen and matched by me), coffee and my homemade limoncello!

ABOUT THELOCATION

I live a short distance away from the Vatican City and St.Peter's, in a beautiful, quiet and cozy neighbourhood. The way to my apartment is filled with cobblestoned pathways and beautiful old houses. As it is also on a hill, you can catch a glimpse of the Roman skyline, over the Vatican City.
In the summer and when the weather is beautiful, we can have dinner in my well kept garden where you can see and smell the herbs I will use for your dishes and the lemon tree that I use for my homemade limoncello!

Contact Host

THEHOST

Alessandro

Alessandro

Hi, I'm Alessandro (Tony for my friends!). I'm a true Roman living very near the Vatican City and

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Kayler

Kayler

from Brisbane City QLD

My cooking experience with Alessandro was amazing. Alessandro was such a warm, knowledgeable and generous host. I learnt so many invaluable tips, tricks and traditional methods of preparation from Alessandro. Alessandro is very skilful and passionate about using simple, fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare amazingly flavoursome and nourishing dishes. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the prepared meal with Alessandro and his partner Elena, who were able to give me an insight into what it was like living as an Italian. I can not recommend Alessandro as a cooking experience host or private chef enough! It has definitely been a highlight of my visit to Roma.

Megan Murray

Megan Murray

from Toronto

AMAZING! This was the highlight of our trip to Rome. We learned to make fresh Pasta that was so simple and so delicious. Alessandro is fantastic and the hospitality was outstanding. We had delicious wine and limoncello and great conversation. He gave us several recommendations for Rome and other areas of Italy, and everything we tried was great. We truly enjoyed our experience and wished we could have stayed longer in Rome to do his wine tasting tour. Highly Recommend. Thank you again so much Alessandro!

Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis

Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis

from

We enjoyed a wonderful five course dinner with Alessandro at his " home restaurant" in an intimate teracce setting. Alessandro had put a lot of thought into the menu, and the dishes were perfect for a very warm August evening. Everything was fresh and light, and many of the ingredients were from his garden. Alessandro was also a gracious host shared lots of insights into local food and wine. Everything combined to make a wonderful, memorable evening.

Paula

Paula

from London

We booked a four-course dinner at Alessandro's home restaurant via BonAppetour. It was a great opportunity to experience a genuine home-cooked meal with a local host, in a non-touristy neighbourhood (albeit not far from the Vatican). From the start, communication with Alessandro was very easy - he was friendly and quick to respond. We were a group of four with very different dietary requirements and preferences, which Alessandro took into account with the menu. Our opinions of individual dishes differed, but we all agreed that the pasta and chicken were outstanding - the best dishes I'd tasted in Rome! The bruschetta made with homegrown tomatoes was also stunning. I don't drink, so Alessandro introduced me to Chinotto, which was refreshing and absolutely delicious. Alessandro was a great host. He explained how he made each dish and we had a very interesting conversation about all sorts of things! As it was summer, we sat in the (sheltered) garden and were able to go up to the roof terrace and see the homegrown herbs and vegetables he used. Afterwards he sent us an email with plenty of food-related tips and recommendations, and we visited one of the recommended food stores which was indeed amazing! I highly recommend dinner with Alessandro. There are many great restaurants in Rome, but Alessandro's kindness and hospitality, and the personalised experience, made this event truly memorable.

Alex

Alex

from

One of the best experiences I had in Rome. If looking for an authentic italian home dinner, this is a great option. Alessandro was very hospitable and shared with us his knowledge of food and his favorite dishes. Make sure to come on an empty stomach.Some of the best food I have tasted in Rome.

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