Begin your tour along Corso Umberto I in central Taormina, where you’ll join up with your guide and take off into the evening-lit streets. Pass an ancient Roman theater, the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja and learn about the evolution of Sicilian food as you go.
Step into the garden area of your first stop and meet the local chef, who will welcome you with a cool glass of prosecco. Settle into your seat and sample four local fish dishes, such as mixed fried fish with vegetables or grilled octopus and saffron potatoes. Enjoy an accompanying glass of grillo white wine, an ancient Sicilian variety, while you eat.
Afterward, stroll through Taormina’s historic center to a family-run wine bar. Sip and swirl three local red wines, such as Etna Rossa or nero d’avola, and savor a selection of bruschetta, cheese with marmalade, honey and caponata (eggplant relish) or cold cut meat.
Travel to your final stop for dessert and treat your sweet tooth to cannoli (pastries filled with ricotta cream) and torrone (an almond and honey candy). Then toast to your evening out with some dessert wine and Limoncello before concluding at your original departure point.