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Ideas for small work event (wine tasting, chocolate making, etc)

meigga Nov 10, 2008 02:24 PM

I am planning a work event for 5 people in early December, and we're looking to do something more fun than the traditional dinner. The budget is around $100/person.

A few of my current ideas:
- A wine tasting/food pairing at the Monday Room
- Chocolate making at La Maison du Chocolat

Any other suggestions? Beer tasting? Cooking classes? Cigar places?

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  1. misnatalie RE: meigga Nov 10, 2008 02:41 PM

    This seems like a lot of fun a chocolate and wine tour

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      italianagambino RE: meigga Nov 11, 2008 05:30 AM

      You can go to ICE (institute of culinary education). TONS of different courses to choose frmi
      GUARTANTEED BLAST! I go all the time. You all help cook the meal then they sit you down to eat and drink...It's such a great time!!!!!

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        piegirl74 RE: italianagambino Nov 11, 2008 07:42 AM

        I absolutely agree! This is one of my favorite go-to things for a night out with a friend or even for gifts. There are options for tasting and cooking events and all types of cuisines. So, you should be able to find the perfect thing!

      2. _emilie_ RE: meigga Nov 11, 2008 09:54 AM

        My office did an outing to The Plant in DUMBO for a raw food "cooking" class. None of us are raw foodists, but it was still really fun, and the food was surprisingly good (very heavy on the coconut though). Definitely something different.

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          cjd260 RE: meigga Nov 11, 2008 11:23 AM

          Beer Table, in Park Slope, can cater corporate events like this, with different kinds of beer tastings, educational programs, etc. Take a look at http://www.beertable.com/beerkitchen/

          I've never had their catering, but their bottled beers are unlike anything most people have ever tasted, and the staff are as nice and knowledgeable as can be. I'd certainly recommend looking into it, as it's a bit more unexpected than the average wine tasting.

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