Maria Cristina's Taste Experience is a voyage through the flavors of Reggio Emilia's cuisine. We start with the antipasto, a typical savory cake from Reggio Emilia, known as 'erbazzone', a specialty made up of a pasta base (called the Fuiada) and filled with a mixture of chard, eggs, shallots, garlic and Parmigiano-Reggiano, with lard or pieces of pancetta.
Next comes the true protagonist of this Taste Experience: the bomba di riso ("rice bomb"), a traditional recipe from Reggio Emilia, is a rice casserole baked in the oven and filled with prosciutto, meat and cheese; it is a showstopper of a dish, served with porcini mushrooms and an Emilian-style ragù.
For the second course, the Cesarine serves a delicious roast rabbit with caramellised baby onions, accompanied by roast potatoes and a fresh green salad.
To finish, rice returns once again with this popular Emilian dessert: the tortino di riso (little rice cake), made from a base of eggs, milk and Sassolino liqueur. Alternatively, you can choose another classic favourite - sponge cake with zuppa inglese custard.