Booked an EatWith dinner with Michela and Paolo in the Trastevere section of Rome as we were staying in the area and had a fantastic evening! If you’re not familiar, the EatWith site offers travelers a dining experience cooked by locals in their home. Party sizes range from 4-12 (ours had 12) and includes a few courses and wine (sample menus are on each of the dining experience selections). Last night my partner and I were two Americans among 10 guests from Belgium and our Italian hosts ( Michela and Paolo). The food was delicious and plentiful and the conversation was just so much fun! I highly recommend trying it out as it gets you away from restaurant after restaurant while traveling and you get to interact with other travelers on holiday. Such a great time! Our hosts were so warm and gracious- seriously after we left I couldn’t believe we had only known them for 2+ hours - they felt like family! It was an experience we’ll never forget!
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
We are doing this in Kraków this July through the website Eataway, same concept. We are so excited, glad to hear you had a great experience.
What an amazing concept! We have done culinary tours in the past, but this sounds intriguing. What a great way to engage with others from around the world and enjoy the local cuisine. Hope to hear from others who have experienced this around Europe. Venice recommendations?
Thanks for sharing!
Wow, this is the first that I have heard of this concept. I love it and am going to look into it as we plan future travels. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for posting this. We will be in Rome next spring and this will definitely be on my list. What a wonderful concept.
What a great idea! I'm so glad I came across this topic. I'm definitely going to book one for our trip the end of September, but hard to decide whether it'll be in Venice or Florence. But all the choices have high marks so it looks very promising in either location. In past trips, I have had cooking classes and food tours and was looking for something different, so this will be THE new twist this year.
It on my wish list, so pleased it went well!
I couldn't get the website to 'accept' me... Anyone else have trouble with the Eatwith sign-up form?
When we went to S. Africa, there was a woman who started a restaurant in her home. It is called Mzansi. She lives in a township in Cape Town and she cooks the meals in her home for travelers from all over the world. She told stories of living under Aparthied. It was an amazing night!
It sounds like this EATwith stole her idea! Lol