Palatium in Rome – a cultural gastronomic sansation

After a tour in Rome to see some of its lovely sights and great architecture it is time for a special treat. For those who haven’t yet; please scroll down to the last post to see The Spanish Stairs!

So I’ll take you to ”Palatium”, The Regional Wine Cellar. It’s a place dedicated to wine and food of the Lazio Region. Let’s have a look at the region before we go to dinner:
In the heart of Italy and along the Thyrrhenian Sea, Lazio is the centre of the Italian political life thanks to the presence of the government and Parliament; it is the Catholic world centre since there is the Vatican, and a favourite destination of tourism for the innumerable monuments of the Roman civilization and, along the Northern Tuscan border, of the Etruscan civilization.

All pics in this post taken with my Nokia phone. Click to enlarge!

Inside this gorgeous building, you’ll find, in a modern atmosphere, all kinds of typical products and information about them. It is promoted by the Region of Lazio and made to promote traditional and typical products. Window exposure of over a thousand traditional products is a multifunctional establishment which provides many different activities, like meetings, seminars, wine tasting courses and social or cultural events. While wine is the primary focus of this place, it is not the only one. You can try all delicacies of the region in a comfortable and informal atmosphere.

Are you ready for the dinner?:

Starter: Chicory hearts salad with fried fresh anchovies from Gaeta.
Wine: Chardonnay o5 Volpetti

Pasta: Paccheri (organic durum wheat pasta) with Amatriciana sauce (tomato, onion, chick pork, pecorino cheese).
Wine: Cesanese “Colle S. Quirico” 04 Cantina Terenzi

Main course: Breaded lambs chops seasoned with hazelnut from “Monti Cimini”.
Wine: as with pasta.

Dessert: Pure chocolate mousse with hazelnuts waffles from “Monti Cimini”.
Wine: Moscato di Terracina “Templum” Cantina Sant’ Andrea.

As a Norwegian, it has been a pleasure to have you all with me one day in Rome. Especially thank you to all Lifecruisers – you are all jolly good travel fellows! I do hope you’ve also had your DIY Brazilian Wax treatments by aka R’acquel today. Tomorrow we’ll go to the Dominican Republic with Coffee 2 go. See you there!