Rome, Italy’s capital, is a cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
DINNER AT LA PERGOLA – CAVALIERI HILTON HOTEL
La Pergola is one of the best restaurants in Rome, if not in Italy. Its three-Michelin stars - the only Rome restaurant to be accorded such an honour - attest to the excellence of its cuisine. A wine cellar with over 60,000 bottles, a water menu with 29 choices, olive oils and vintage balsamic vinegars from the best producers in Italy, and the finest ingredients to be sourced in the Mediterranean - all attests to the pursuit of culinary excellence.
But like everything at the Rome Cavalieri, it is all about ambience. Your table is laid with vermeil plates and cutlery. All around are the Hotel's art treasures: paintings, a rare Aubusson tapestry, Sèvres porcelain, an 18th Century bronze candelabra, imperial furniture and a wonderful collection of hand-blown glass by Emile Gallé. At the centre of the room is an imposing 17th Century Celadron vase, adorned each day by the Hotel's master florist. Adjoining La Pergola there is an exclusive Cigar Lounge where great cigars with a vintage liqueur can be savoured while enjoying our fine collection of oriental paintings.
ABOUT CHEF HEINZ BECK
Heinz Beck cuisine is innovative and exciting, while maintaining a respect for culinary tradition and remembering that great cooking is about fresh ingredients handled with sensitivity and passion.
He moved to Rome to head up La Pergola in 1994, to which he has successfully brought three Michelin stars. In 2009 chef Heinz opened his first restaurant in London, Aspleys – A Heinz Beck Restaurant, at The Lanesborough, which was awarded its first Michelin star after just five months. He supervises restaurants also in Tokyo and Dubai.