Guests who choose La Pergola are rewarded with a total and almost absolute culinary experience, for a myriad of motives: above all, the stunning terrace suspended over the Eternal City and the artistic touch of Heinz Beck, a German by birth but deeply Italian in his passion. This creator of imaginative and revolutionary works of food art has worked solidly since 1994 to win himself a place of honour in the Olympus of cuisine from Rome and Bell’Italia. An amazing one-of-a-kind cuisine of pure genius and creativity weaves its way through finely-designed dishes which conceal the rarefied and simplified essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Whether one tastes the classic appetizer Fagottelli “La Pergola” or this year’s novelty Pinzimonio (raw vegetable dish), one can never have enough of Beck’s creative flair. The biblical-scale cellar takes one on a twofold wine tour through international and Italian labels, where the sommelier Marco Reitano selects prized vintages to proffer perfect pairings. In Beck’s kingdom, perfection is synonymous with minimalism and sensory exploration.