For an unforgettable evening in Rome, Rimessa Roscioli is quite hard to beat. Anyone who knows anything about food and wine in Rome will tell you that the Roscioli brand name is synonymous with... Read More
For an unforgettable evening in Rome, Rimessa Roscioli is quite hard to beat. Anyone who knows anything about food and wine in Rome will tell you that the Roscioli brand name is synonymous with quality. From their renowned restaurant and wine bar to the historic Roscioli bakery to Roscioli Caffe for a quick sweet, coffee or lunch and now Rimessa Roscioli - the brainchild of Milanese implant and sommelier extraordinare, Alessandro Pepe. It's had a few incarnations but this wine bar slash wine event space has a permanent home now.
The venue is light and modern with warm vintage hues and upon walking in and seeing a sea of wine glasses you know you're in for something special. Here you come not only to experience and taste wine, but to be immersed fully in Alsssandro and Lindsay Gabbard (a California native - so yes, who knows her stuff too!) world of Italian wine - the culture, history and production of it. Their Wine Tasting Dinner, isn't just about the wine but special pairings. As you taste (about 12 different artisan items that amount to a full blown dinner) authentic produce selected by the Roscioli team, you have 8 wines to perfectly match. There's everything from cheese and salumi to pasta to dessert. They boast something excessive like 2,500+ labels here, but don't let that intimidate you. This class is for all wine levels and a variety of small and large production vineyards are showcased.
The Wine Tasting Dinner runs at 8pm nightly for 2.5 hours (in English and on request in French) and costs 65 euro per person (all-inclusive). Visit their website for bookings and more information about other special activities and events. The venue is also open as a quasi wine bar where you can drop by for a glass or two and ever changing menu pairings.