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Grape Expectations: Learn how to Pair Food and Wine!

Host Alessandro

$90.67 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Usually 6:00 pm

Duration

About 3 hours

Class language

English

Meeting point

At Host's Location near to vatican city.

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

The world of wine is rich, nuanced, and goes far beyond red pairs with meat and white with fish. Join me, a certified-sommelier, chef, and Rome local for an evening that introduces you to four wines from various Italian regions.
Along with each wine’s history and background, you’ll learn how a great bottle can make or break a meal (for example, that Prosecco you’re planning on bringing home tastes great with fried appetizers but entirely different with carbonara…); taste dishes and snacks that pair well with your selected wines; and ask everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Italy’s wine culture.
Your future dinner parties will never be the same.

ABOUT THEMENU

Prosecco
Red Wine
White Wine
Sweet Wine

Paired with assorted meats, cheeses, and nibbles.

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

Stafford

Stafford

This was the greatest Experience. Simply put! It was our topic of conversation and the measure of all things. WONDERFULL.

Matt

Matt

We had a wonderful evening with Alessandro and his girlfriend Elena at their home. The dinner was excellent, and paired with a very tasty red wine. Alessandro even prepared a birthday cheesecake for my little sister, and we sang happy birthday to her! It was so much fun chatting with Alessandro and Elena about Italy, and also learning about their many interests and projects. They are a very creative, friendly, and talented couple! We highly recommend this experience for anyone traveling through Rome, especially after a long day exploring the Vatican Museum. Next time we visit Rome, we hope to see them again!

Valerie Quintanilla

Valerie Quintanilla

We had an amazing experience with Alessandro. The food was fantastic, the wine was a perfect match, and the company was great. We loved everything about the evening. Grazie Mille!

Amy

Amy

Fantastic experience with Alessandro and Elena! Alessandro is an amazing chef and there are both fantastic hosts. He prepared authentic Roman dishes and also definitely knows his wine. A must-try when in Rome.

Erika

Erika

I can't say enough about the incredible evening we had at Alessandro's home. From the moment we walked through his white gate, we were transported to a magical place, which was a combination of his beyond compare hospitality, simply gorgeous setting and the most delicious/exquisite meal we have had on our entire vacation. (Which is saying a LOT as we are now on a cruise through Greece, Turkey and the Amalfi coast. When I asked my husband what has been the highlight of our trip so far (we have visited Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and, of Rome) his immediate response was meeting Alessandro and the amazing evening. I doubt there is a better choice in Rome as he is not only a professional chef but a phenomenal sommelier as well. Sitting on his beautiful terrace, dining on the most scrumptious meal, paired with absolutely perfect wines and phenomenal company (his girlfriend is a sweetheart) and then to be treated to his homemade limoncello (made with the lemons from his lemon tree right there on the terrace)... I don't need to say anymore, I'm sure you get the entire picture! There truly are no words to adequately describe this incredible experience, you simply MUST have it for yourself! We actually talked about returning to Rome just to have dinner with Alessandro again! He deserves 10 stars!!!! I have already recommended him to some friends that are going to spend a few days in Rome after the cruise.

Bren

Bren

Local dishes and wine, good company, pleasant surroundings. A good way to get to understand Rome and Romans.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

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.

Jessica

Jessica

from

Dinner at Alessandro's was a truly delightful part of my short stay in Rome, and the best meal I had without question. I was on my own, and no one else booked on the same night, so I had a delicious meal made just for me. I enjoyed our conversation and learned a lot from Alessandro about the ingredients in the dishes he prepared. He is a talented chef and he and Elena are gracious hosts and I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Rome!

Muriel

Muriel

from Los Gatos

My husband and I had a dining experience with Alessandro during our trip to Rome that was fabulous to say the least. It came at the end of a 3 week trip to Italy mostly in Puglia and was most definitely our best meal of the entire trip. Alessandro is a talented chef as well as a sommelier. Our meal was prepared with care and incredibly fresh with all local ingredients and a great wine pairing of a regional wine. I hope to duplicate some of the dishes when I return home. The conversation was engaging and it was great getting to know Alessandro as a person as well as a chef. We left with full tummies, well satisfied and friends. We hope that our paths cross again in Italy or possibly a trip for Alessandro and his girlfriend to California. If you book a food experience with Alessandro I can tell you right now you won't be disappointed. Bon appetit as they say!

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