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Home Dining

An Ode to my Vegan Friends

Host Alessandro

$55.79 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

In a city whose cuisine thrives on guanciale and pecorino, being vegan can be a challenge. Most trattorie offer classic dishes like cacio e pepe and saltimbocca that are off-limits to vegans. So whether you’re already a vegan, thinking of becoming one, or just want to experience an evening of alternative eating, I will deliciously demonstrate that a satisfying meal doesn’t have to rely on meat or dairy. Dinners are held at my home near St. Peter's Basilica.

ABOUT THEMENU

Appetizer: Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes
First Course: Seasonal risotto - depending on the time of year, your risotto could have artichokes, porcini mushrooms, asparagus...
Main Course: Soup of pulses
Sides: Coleslaw with tomatoes and carrots or fennel salad with orange and olives
Dessert: Tony's vegan muffins or vegan tart with jam

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

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

Madeleine

Madeleine

from

My husband and I had a great time with Allesandro (Tony) in his home. His attention to detail was amazing. We had the pleasure to dine with another couple as well which made the experience even better. We loved all the foods he prepared and especially his home made lemoncello. Yum! Tony paired each plate with the perfect wine and provided us a story of the wine and the recipe itself. I truly enjoyed the entire thing and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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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