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Like a chef
Welcome to Rome! Foodies rejoice, it’s time to eat your way through the Eternal City one bite at a time. Italian cuisine has influenced food culture around the world and is viewed as an art form by many. Our Like a Chef itinerary is bursting with food tours, cooking experiences, comfort food and fi ne dining. Delight your taste buds with all that Italian cuisine has to offer – from Rome’s cacio e pepe to rigatoni carbonara. Buon appetito!
Gastronomy is the theme of this itinerary, so drop your bags in your room or with our concierge and head off on a guided tour to discover a delicious side to Rome. Our experts will lead you on a foodie walking tour so you can have a taste of all the best bites that the city has to offer.
Now you’ve sampled plenty of delicious delicacies, it’s time to learn how to make some of your own. Learn the art of pizza making – from how to make the perfect dough to the secrets of a great pizza sauce and delicious toppings. Our hands-on, authentic mini pizza making class will turn you into a budding Italian chef in no time.
For an out-of-this-world dining experience, head to Acquolina restaurant – a play on the words for “mouth-watering”– at The Pavilions Rome, The First Arte. This eatery lives up to its name, with a menu full of delicious dishes
This morning, it’s time to shop like a chef. Discover a delicious array of meats, cheeses, colourful fruits and fragrant spices at Campo de Fiori open-air market. After buying the ingredients, it’s time to cook! Learn how to make handmade ravioli and authentic Roman meatballs in a typical Roman house. Under the watchful eye of Mama Eva, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a pro chef. You’ll even have the recipes to take home so you can cook up a taste of Rome anytime you feel like it.
After cooking up a storm, you deserve to sit back at Roscioli caffè and try a sweet Roman speciality – a maritozzo – paired with a strong coffee of course. Return to the hotel to freshen up before heading out to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Colosseum
Begin your day experiencing the true dolce vita with a pastry lesson. The Pavilions’ expert pastry chef will teach you a number of tricks and share the secret of how to make the perfect Tiramisù.
Still can’t tell your taglierini from your tagliatelle? Lucky for you, Rome is home to the world’s only pasta museum. Get the lowdown on the entire pasta-making process and all the different delicious varieties. No doubt learning about pasta will have you working up an appetite. Head to Velo restaurant for some relaxed dining on your last evening in Rome.