My husband and I have been on a few food tours. Usually, it’s a crowded affair with at least 12 participants. It’s the first time that a food tour felt like we were meeting a new friend who is showing us his hometown and the places he loves to eat.
There were just the three of us- me, my husband, and sister-in-law. Instead of our guide, Bruce, spewing information after information, we had casual conversations about Roman food and culture, as well as sharing bits about life in the United States (home) and the UK (where Bruce is from).
Bruce led us mostly to places that both locals and tourists flock to. Roman food is generally simple, affordable, and tasty like pizza rosso. On this tour, we had a taste of Italian cured meats accompanied by red wine, 3 types of pizza, zuppli, 2 types of pasta dishes, gelato, Italian coffee, and pastry.
The place that left an impression is PaStation . With an English sounding name, one would easily brush it off as an inauthentic Italian pasta place. But their pasta Amatriciana is very good, and their Cacio e Pepe is better than the one we had in Trastevere. At the end of the tour, we were very full with barely enough space for coffee and pastry.
We had an enjoyable experience learning a bit about Roman food. Thank you, Bruce, and Roman Adventure! It was worth spending a few hours with you!!