Are you curious? Do you love good food? Then this experience is for you! Together we will discuss what you like and each time I will take you to a special location, town, osteria, trattoria, my or foodies' friends house. I will show you places close to the public that even locals don't know. We will sit in and taste local craft-produced meals and drinks you have never tasted before. I'll share with you exclusive tips on our culinary traditions, history and methods of preparations of all the meals served. We will walk around the town and I will introduce you to our territory. A dining experience might include traditional food & Vino Cotto pairing. Vino Cotto is an ancient sweet wine, produced by the must of Montepulciano grapes, reduced by 1/3 in a copper pot and then blended with 50+ years old vintages. Following the same process as the balsamic vinegar. A huge story behind it! One more experience could be to savour the best 'Arrosticini' (tasty lamb skewers), Abruzzesi's favourite food. (I've tried 43 restaurants before finding the one) Let me surprise you and take you beyond 'boring' dining experience...to unique gastronomic & cultural experience you won't forget.
I'm a native of Abruzzo, love to cook and I'm very picky when it comes to food & drinks. I'm always looking for the best quality and eating experience. With the quality of the restaurants in Abruzzo, it is not hard to have an average good meal but trust me! it gets hard when you look for the BEST. I'm increasing my culture and wine knowledge attending a 3y Sommelier course at the Italian Sommelier Federation (FIS). On all the FIS events, I'm able to invite my guest to join exclusive tastings, as well as having personal connections with most of the wineries & family-owned business & restaurants in Abruzzo. I'm the founder of Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable culinary experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo. I will be your friend and culinary guide to Abruzzo, let me surprise you!
3/4 courses Dinner. While walking around the ancient towns and small streets of Abruzzo, I'll give you tips and explanations…
Local Drinks You'll taste drinks such as local wines & liquors (18+).
I will share with you exclusive tips on traditions, history and methods of preparations of all the dishes served
Our locations will be in a range between the hilltop villages of Teramo, Pescara, Chieti or L'Aquila and the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo e le Marche region. We could be in Teramo, Ascoli, Giulianova, Pescara or L'Aquila province. I can drive your car or transport can be arranged upon previous agreement and for a fee.
With this ticket, you will be able to get in contact with me and together we will decide what to do and how long to spend. This is a totally customisable experience. Visit omyinstagram page @experience.bellavita
Marino, Your culinary guide to Abruzzo