Hi! I'm Elena.

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wilmaCesarina from 2021
My speciality: Wine biscuits
I speak: English, Italian

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I offer vegetarian alternatives
I'm a wine expert

Elena, our Cesarina, was fascinated by the world of wine to the point of becoming first Sommelier Ais, then Sommelier Wset of second level. "Making the wines of my land known, combined with the products of the centuries-old Lazio cuisine, is for me a way of talking about my city, Rome, Tuscia, the Hills, in short, a way to get to know and make known a millenary culture through conviviality , which only wine can give. Professional experience has also taught me that in order to appreciate a wine, that is to exalt its specific characteristics to the maximum, it is essential to learn how to pair it with food. The pairing must follow very precise rules and, among these, the same geographical origin. It cannot be explained: you have to try, experiment, enter this magical world of perfumes, tastes, looks, words..."

My specialities

- Sour cherry tart and

- Wine biscuits

- Gnocchi alla romana

- Puntarelle and chicory

- 'Supplì al telefono' (with a simple sauce, rice and fresh mozzarella)

- Cassola (ricotta cake without flour)

- Maccheroni alla gricia (with Pecorino Romano, black pepper, guanciale)

I am a Cesarina Wine Expert and these are my favorite wines

- Metodo classico brut della Famiglia Cotarella

- Frascati superiore Luna mater riserva di Fontana candida

- Cesanese del Piglio superiore Amor di L'Avventura

- Frascati superiore di Castel de Paolis

- Cesanese del Piglio superiore di Colle forma di Giovanni Terenzi

- Moscato Colle de Poggeri di Cantina Stefanoni di Montefiascone

Clean and safe

Our hosts are updated on the latest hygiene and social distancing protocols

At your service

Our team of Culinary Guides are there every step of the way to provide assistance

Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

Guaranteed payments and free cancellation up to 24h before the start

Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Elena

After having a different cooking class cancelled on us, the day of our booking, we were scrambling to try and book another cooking class, very last minute. As “stressful” as that was (more like an annoyance), it truly turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Elena was absolutely amazing and so wonderful to work with! It was the exact experience we were looking for, to learn how to make homemade pasta, and my husband and I have been making it every week since! She is truly just a gem of a human and we couldn’t have been happier with our time with her. Thank you, Elena!

Jennifer Ring

July 2022

Elena was fantastic.. my fiancée and I thoroughly enjoyed learning to make and pasta and tiramisu , and of course eating it! We loved hearing about her experiences with the winery and soaking up her knowledge and stories about wine 🍷 all around great experience

Stephanie

July 2022

Elena was very nice and welcoming. She showed us how to make 3 delicious pastas. We had a great time and would 100% book again

Kevin Tice

June 2022