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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

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

from Ortonville

Alessandro was a spectacular host! My friends and I participated in the vegan pasta making class and not only was the food delicious, we learned so much about the process. Alessandro was careful to explain everything thoroughly and even provided the recipes we could take with us to prepare the dishes at home. Alessandro was very personable and a great conversationalist. It was a joy to learn about his family, his career path, and tidbits about Italy in general. He even emailed us with many other suggestions and recommendations for activities, restaurants and areas to explore. We had an amazing experience, topped off by a shot of homemade limoncello! The only suggestion I would make, is to perhaps offer a light appetizer during the cooking. Highly recommend! Thanks so much Alessandro!

Thomas Kiernan

Thomas Kiernan

from

We had a lovely evening at alessandro’s home restaurant. Food was great and was paired with wines which were expertly explained by our host. We were joined by a couple from USA who we hit it off with straight away. Thoroughly enjoyable evening I would recommend this to anyone considering it. The evening ended with a taste of allesandros home made lemoncelli which was delicious.

Gabriela

Gabriela

from

We are always looking for ways to experience the place/ country as a local and cooking class combined with dinner in Alessandro house was a perfect choice. From day one - first email exchange - Alessandro shows he really cares about his guests and provide you with all the info you might need. Very patient and polite cooking teacher. Him and his girlfriend are very kind and interesting people and make you feel during the dinner like you are visiting your friends. I highly recommend the whole experience.

Mervyn

Mervyn

from Omagh

Myself and three friends had the pleasure of visiting Alessandro in his home for a great evening of food, wine and conversation The food was beautiful cooked, and we all enjoyed Alessandro explaining how the different courses were made and the ingredients contained The wines accompaning the food were all locally sourced and of great quality We were joined at dinner by two visitors from Israel who helped to make the nigh entertaining and informative We would highly recommend when in Rome to arrange a visit to Alessandro home We thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Allison

Allison

from New York

My husband and I had dinner with Alessandro and a wonderful guest from Holland. His home restaurant was a unique and delicious experience for us. Our food and wine was explained in great detail by our passionate host. We learned about Roman cooking, as well as having some laughs and great conversation about our different cultural traditions. I love being in the presence of someone passionate about what they do and we had that with Alessandro. The meal he made for us was fantastic. I'll be dreaming about the chicken in red wine sauce!

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