Guided exploration of Rome's authentic outdoor food markets
In-depth learning experience regarding fresh, organic ingredients
Exclusive cooking lessons with professional chefs in private homes
Long weekend relaxation with food-focused full immersion experience
Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Cooking Lesson with Andrea
Day 2 – Rome Market & Gourmet Food Walk
Day 3 - Private Cooking Lesson with Professional chef. Afternoon departure.
Your long weekend in Rome will focus on relaxation and delicious culinary treasures, with stress-free details organized for you by Le Beccanti. As Rome provides amazing inspiration for culinary masterminds, we'll be sure to include at least one hands-on, interactive experience in the local Roman food market scene, focusing on a guided authentic outdoor food market tour, and the expertise of your experienced food expert to walk you through wine and food tastings at local gourmet food shops.
Your three-day experience will be enhanced by active learning participation in two very different cooking courses, with two very different professional chefs. Here you will gain insight into the huge variety of approaches to traditional Italian cuisine, and the cooking behind the delicious dishes you will come across during your long weekend in Rome.
Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & First Cooking Course with Andrea
Arrival at your charming 4-star hotel in Rome, selected particularly for its wonderful client service, inviting decor, and excellent location in the historic city center of Rome. You will be checked-in for 3 nights in a Superior-level room(s). We have also included the single supplement in groups with odd numbers of participants to avoid any surcharges.
Your day continues with an afternoon cooking course with the first of your two professional chef-led classes. Your teacher for this course is also an acclaimed film producer and director, and a passionate chef specializing in amazing reproductions of standard favorites. You'll learn fresh approaches to the classics featuring the freshest local ingredients in an unforgettable private course. The class will be held in a private Roman apartment, and will culminate in your seated meal of the prepared dishes with excellent local wines, water and coffee.
Day 2 - Rome Market Tour & Gourmet Food Walk
Your second day in Rome will include your private tour for an immersive experience into the wild world of authentic Roman outdoor food shopping, and can be contrasted with a guided visit through some of Rome's most delicious and elegant gourmet food and wine shops. Your private English-speaking guide will guarantee an experience in best of both worlds, as you explore firsthand the differences separating these two experiences. Your second day on this long weekend delving into Rome's important culinary roots will conclude as your private guide leaves you in a central location, filled with new knowledge about this scrumptious regional cuisine and eager to explore the rest of this unique Italian capital city.
Day 3 - Second Private Cooking Class with Professional Chef
Your last day in Rome will include learning alongside your second wonderful private chef on your delightful private cooking course. Held in a private Roman home, the lesson will feature the freshest local ingredients as your prepare a full multi-course meal, focusing on regional delicacies from your chef's birthplace in Naples and reinterpretations of classic Roman cuisine. Upon completion of your preparation, you will be seated for your meal of prepared dishes, all thoughtfully paired with excellent local wines, water, and coffee.
Following your seated lunch, you will have the remainder of the day at your disposal prior to your departure. The amount of free time you will have will depend on your scheduled departure time. Please note that check-out times from the majority of hotels is in the morning, although you will likely be able to leave any small luggage with your hotel during your last day in Rome.
Why should you come to Rome? This southern Italian region offers a wide range of lively yet comforting cuisine to taste. During a long weekend focusing primarily on food and regional dishes, you will gain a new understanding of the huge variety in Italian cuisine, and how these foods have been translated throughout the world. Your knowledge and tastebuds will be satisfied as you explore the myth behind traditional Roman cooking, and your experiences in the kitchen will provide you with inspiration for meals to come upon your reentry back home.
Who should come to Rome for this long weekend? Naturally, this tour will appeal to foodies, but also for anyone with an interest in regional food and culinary history. You'll be learning new recipes, but also the dish's history, and what makes standard Roman dishes representative of diverse neighborhoods within the city of. If you're specifically interested in learning new cooking techniques, you will be delighted with your private cooking classes. If you're looking for a experience combining history and food, you'll savor this weekend's focus on what goes into the creation of Roman culinary masterpieces.
Le Baccanti will handle the details, and guarantee that you will create memories of a lifetime during your short break here in Italy.
SPECIAL NOTES: Depending on your arrival time, we might need to update your itinerary to make the courses and activities align. Email us with any specific requests or preferences you might have so we can help you make the most of your weekend in Rome.
As your weekend includes a private cooking course, please do let us know if you have any food allergies or intolerances so the menus can be adjusted accordingly.
Three nights at a charming 4-star hotel with double occupancy rooms with three breakfasts.
Morning privately-guided tour of selection of outdoor food markets and gourmet food and wine shops in Rome's city center.
Two private cooking courses and meals in private Roman residences with professional chefs.
Possibility to have one free afternoon to shop and explore Rome.
22% VAT taxes.
Any other good or service not listed above.
Please let us know if you will need any transfers for airport services, or for your cooking experience. We would be delighted to organize these additional services for you.
SPECIAL NOTE: While we are happy to accommodate any small adjustments to this schedule as listed above, the itinerary and contents of the package are not generally customizable or exchangeable. We would be delighted to create an unique, fully-personalized complete vacation for you with our specialized travel advisors at Bacco Escapes. Please contact your advisor for full information on the options our expert staff can construct for you.