My wife and I will be in Rome for business for the month of April. We are interested in arranging one of the food tours during our first week there. There seems to be many options out there and I thought that the Chowhounder's might be able to help steer us in the right direction. We were looking for a half day tour that can help us get more quickly acclimated to eating in Rome. Looking for something very informative with a focus on shopping in the markets, picking restaurants, ordering food and proper etiquette/ avoiding scams. All in all we were looking for some general guidance for eating in Rome for a month (with plenty of restaurant recommendations thrown in!)
We are staying in the Via Veneto area on Via Francesco Crispi. So a familiarity with that area would be great but we would be happy to tour anywhere in the city. We do not speak any Italian but are in the process of learning the basics as we know that it really helps...even if we are terrible it seems like the effort is usually appreciated.