Le Cesarine

Menu

Gustatio:
  • Eggs with olives
  • Sala Cattabia (a type of “panzanella”, a quickly tossed together salad with ricotta and mint)
  • Intingolo di Baiano (Seafood soup with dates)
  • Wine: Ribolla Gialla
Prima mensa: 
  • Apicio meatballs
  • Fennel, roquette and carrot salad
  • Cibarius bread (barley bread to be dipped in barley water)
  • Wine: Falerno del Massico bianco
Secunda mensa: 
  • Cassata di Oplontis (ricotta, honey and fruit cake)
  • Vino Moscato d'Asti DOC

Refined selection of local wines

Description

Maria Carla takes us on a voyage of discovery through the culinary traditions of the capital city’s past. Our taste experience begins with a “gustatio”, an egg and olive based starter just like those eaten at Roman banquets, with sala cattabia (a quickly tossed together salad with ricotta and mint) and a seafood soup with Tunisian dates. All of this, of course, is accompanied by a delicious wine.

Next up is the “prima mensa”, or first course; Apicio meatballs, richly flavoured with pine nuts and cooked in wine. On the side we have a fresh salad with fennel, roquette and carrot, as well as Cibarus, a barley bread to be dipped in acidulated water.

Time for dessert – or, as our Cesarina likes to say, “secunda mensa”. Maria Carla serves up a pudding straight from Pompeii. Oplontis cassata, a ricotta, honey and fruit cake, which is simply delicious. It’s the perfect finish to this time-travelling dinner.

Services

  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

Maria Carla greets us in the breathtaking countryside of Lazio, near the gates of Rome. Her beautiful villa may be far from the chaos of the city centre, but just looking around this area you can still see reminders of the colourful history of Rome; something that our Cesarina knows very well, since her great passion (aside from cooking, of course) is Roman History.

“My dinners give you a real ‘guided tour’ experience”, says Maria Carla, “I always try to accompany the meal with explanations and anecdotes about the eating habits of the Ancient Romans, especially the most well-known ones”. Dining at Maria Carla’s plunges you head first into the Eternal City’s culture, and you’ll appreciate both the flavours and the story behind them.

The secret of the Cesarina
My dinners give you a real ‘guided tour’ experience. I always try to accompany the meal with explanations and anecdotes about the eating habits of the Ancient Romans

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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