Six Gastronomical Delights In Rome
Lovers of fine food have cause to celebrate with these incredible venues in Rome to savour unforgettable dining experiences. Preferences as selected by St Regis Rome’s Concierge.
Glamour, history and fine food blend brilliantly at Antica Pesa Restaurant in the heart of the historic Trastevere District. Join the rota of famous diners like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep to savour classic and modern takes on Roman cuisine with a wine list of over 1,500 labels.
An ultra-modern design amongst antique streets of Trastevere meets Michelin quality cuisine places Glass as one of the best fine dining experiences in Rome. Helmed by renowned chef, Christina Bowerman, Glass serves an evolving menu of inventive Italian cuisine, made with the best and freshest ingredients.
The delightful family-run Roscioli is restaurant, delicatessen and wine bar all under one roof. Dine on hearty delights like Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli and Roman Meatballs, indulge in a great selection of fine cheeses paired with a superb collection of wines or take away delicacies to enjoy at your leisure.
With just eleven tables, the intimate IL Pagliaccio is a treat for the senses with its eclectic interiors and creative menu by Michelin-starred chef, Anthony Gervose, serving Foie Gras Escalope and Pigeon with Kumquat Cream. Complete you meal with exquisite desserts like Green Apple Pearls with Ginger Sand
Ignite your palates with stunning Mediterranean dishes and seasonal flavours by Executive Chef Francesco Donatelli at the wonderfully elegant Vivendo Restaurant. Complement the romantic atmosphere with an exclusive wine tasting at Di Vino, Vivendo’s private wine cellar with its selection of over 500 new and vintage labels.
Roscioli and Glass join culinary forces toform Romeo, captioned ‘Chef and Baker”, a concept dining venue in the Prati District. Chefs Fabio Spada and Christina Bowerman from Glass and the Roscioli family of baking mavens contribute to a fabulous menu filled with incredible breads, antipasti, pasta and mouth-watering desserts.
Concierge’s Tip for Paris
CHIEF CONCIERGE OF HOTEL LANCASTER PARIS, ERIC LEMAIRE SHARES HIS RECOMMENDATION FOR A PERFECT EXPERIENCE IN PARIS
Paris remains part of the leading tourist destinations in the world. No matter the length of stay, it is highly recommended to make arrangements in advance to avoid any disappointment caused by the incapacity to visit THE exhibition of the moment or enjoy a fine dining experience in THE most wanted restaurant just because it has not been scheduled ahead of time. Our very first tip will be to contact your hotel’s concierge prior to arrival in order to schedule exclusive moments in the City of Lights. For those of our guests who still might prefer a last minute organization, no worries. The Lancaster’s concierge team awaits them; especially the four “Clefs d’Or” concierges who are ready to use their limitless contacts from all over the world to fulfill the guests’ every need before, during and even after their stay. This being said, our second tip will be: Prefer your hotel concierge’s recommendations! Our priority is to find the most appropriate arrangements corresponding to our guests’ expectations, preferring intimate local contacts and ensuring a real follow-up at any time. Each of our guest is unique to us, as well as his expectations and our mission is to provide them with a tailor made service.
Preferred Restaurants La Table du Lancaster (www.latabledulancaster.fr), Le Pre Catelan (www.precatelanparis.com), Verjus (www.verjusparis.com), Le Volnay 8 rue Volney, L’Arome (www.larome.fr) Dinner on the Seine River Les Yachts de Paris (www.yachtsdeparis.fr )Tea time or light lunch Mariage Frères, rue des Augustins,(www.mariagefreres.com) Le Bar Ladurée, The little entrance on rue Lincoln,Le Cafe Pouchkine Saint Germain, recently opened – a table overlooking the Saint Germain church. Food store La Grande Epicerie de Paris, newly refurbished Museums The Picasso Museum, The Louis Vuitton Foundation. Any event or performance at Le Grand Palais is always a must see (biennale des antiquaires, art exhibitions, sport performances…) Shopping Le Bon Marché department store, recently refurbished. A gift for her or him? Dubail Place Vendôme. This multi brand watches boutique displays a fabulous collection of “Garde-temps”. JM Weston, a French Master Shoemaker since 1891.The Flea Market in Saint-Ouen known as Les Puces. The “Chanel Beauté” Store 382 rue Saint Honoré for its “Exclusifs fragrances” among many other beauty products and the kindness of the staff. Santa Maria Novella at Le Bon Marché: finally a corner at the image of this magnificent and historical fragrance and skincare brand. Stroll on a sunny day The Luxembourg Garden Stroll on a rainy day? The covered passages in the Grand Boulevards district. The above recommendations are a short list of the best to do and see in Paris, based on our experience.