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Dibruno Bros (Italian Market) - Private Shopping Experience/Tasting

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Mirangela Jun 19, 2012 03:40 PM

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!!

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    Chefpaulo Jun 19, 2012 06:10 PM

    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.
    CP

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      Hungryin theBurbs Jun 19, 2012 08:19 PM

      Here's a blog report I saved from a while back. This looks like so much fun, I'm hoping to do it myself one of these days.

      http://yummybites.tumblr.com/post/149...

      1. Delucacheesemonger Jun 19, 2012 10:28 PM

        At 25/pp seems like a steal, l will be back in Pa early July, so if trying to find 8 people, l am available. l will gladly bring an Amarone, my fav red. For others high end Italian beers, such as
        Birra Amiata, available sometimes at Beer Yard in Wayne.

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          cwdonald Jun 20, 2012 06:53 AM

          Would be interested as well. Can bring italian beers that are at Capones.. usually a nice selection there, and I have a few in my cellar. I am also curious if anyone does tours of the Italian Market, in the way that Joe Poon does a tour of Chinatown.

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            Delucacheesemonger Jun 20, 2012 07:08 AM

            Yikes, many years ago l gave a few for my food classes.

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          Mirangela Jun 22, 2012 07:58 AM

          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 . . .

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            urbanfabric Jun 22, 2012 10:28 AM

            Did they double the price in a year?
            http://www.uwishunu.com/2011/08/di-bruno-bros-original-italian-market-location-offers-customizable-private-tasting-and-shopping-experiences/
            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.

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