Cradle of Roman civilization and of a cuisine that transmits its ancient roots
Lazio, cradle of ancient Roman civilization, with its majestic architectural works, so skillfully constructed that the fact that they exist even today still perplexes us. Their imperious majesty alludes to distant times and yet are only a few short step away from today’s frenetic life. The roots o...Read More
Lazio, cradle of ancient Roman civilization, with its majestic architectural works, so skillfully constructed that the fact that they exist even today still perplexes us. Their imperious majesty alludes to distant times and yet are only a few short step away from today’s frenetic life. The roots of Lazio’s cuisine lie in antiquity and reflect the tastes and customs of the then local farmers, as well as strong influences from the once large Jewish community. Overall, it is a simple but hearty gastronomy with strong flavors: a combination so successful that some recipes from Lazio are today among the best known and enjoyed internationally. Pasta, mainly longer versions, like spaghetti and fettuccine, is eaten with flavorful sauces, like cacio e pepe, carbonara and amatriciana. Similar to recipes from southern Italy, rice is used in flavorful suppli (Roman rice croquettes). When meat is called for, primarily beef is used, like in Coda alla Vaccinara; however, lamb and goat are often found as well in recipes such as Abbacchio al forno, allo spiedo or fricassea.
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Definitively "a must go" place
We were very nicely welcomed by Emanuela and her sister, and a glass of proseco before dinner. All the dishes were excellent ! With nice explaintions and discussion at the same time. We really and a good time and it was the occasion to meet very friendly hosts. Definitively "a must go" place
Fabulously Delicious!! 🎉
Dusica created a warm and welcoming environment in her home. She is a lively and informative host - not to mention a fabulous cook!!
A Simply Amazing Evening!
What a wonderful meal Chiara prepared and shared with us during our visit to her home. We had heard about the Le Cesarine program shortly before our trip to Italy (and how fortunate we were). [...] Particularly, if Florence is on your itinerary, we recommend an evening with our wonderful host, Chiara! Thank you Chiara and Le Cesarine!
Experience of a lifetime! 😍
We will not be able to say enough nice things about our dinner experience. [...] We will always book an experience like this when we return. There are not enough kind words, truly!
Alicia Barcheers Woodard