Dibruno Bros (Italian Market) - Private Shopping Experience/Tasting
Was hoping to get some feedback from any chowhounds who may have attended this kind of event at DiBruno's. Other than not bringing high end wines, does anyone have any beverage suggestions since the store offers attendees the option to byob. Thanks so much!!
Thanks for your comments (& beverage suggestions)! Plan to go with a bunch of girlfriends in late July/early August so will be sure to report back. All Saturday evenings are booked through the end of the summer, but there is plenty of availability mid-week and limited openings on Friday.
It seems odd to me that it's $200 for the first 8 people and then $40/per person after that. I thought that perhaps they are trying to keep the number low because the shop is small, but they told me they could accommodate upwards of 75 people. Would love to up our number to include more people, but it just doesn't seem fair. Hmm . . .
Did they double the price in a year?
If they can do so many, does that mean they're having it at the Chestnut Street location?
Editing to add, I guess they did double the price: http://www.dibruno.com/blog/2012/03/2...
And, this post says up to 40 people.
About 12 years ago, our culinary group had a private cheese tasting (including the most memorable wafer thin slices of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano with drops of 75-year-old Balsamic vinegar - Heavenly!) There were also some specialty meats, olives and other preserved veggies. I remember wine was served but I don't remember who the provider was.
For such an event, I'd spring for an Amarone if you are going to be sampling high end delicacies. For non-imbibers, there's always the San Pellegrino line of waters.
Let us know how it goes.