The rich Ancient Romans enjoyed their. Expensive food was a big way of showing off your wealth to others. If a person hosted a dinner the event had to go well because that would depend on where your social standing would be be. Expensive food like roast peacock and ostriches would be provided but most importantly they would be expected by most guests. the different lifestyles they possessed meant that they had different eating habits than our. for example breakfast would be taken in the masters bedroom and lunch would be served at 11 o’clock and hour early that what we are accustomed to. All in all roman food was not only used as a way of life but they were also a way of social standing.