Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner at McCrossen’s Tavern

The summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any reasons left to get out and enjoy the restaurant scene in Philadelphia. Fairmount’s McCrossen’s Tavern is offering a “Totally Awesome Pairings Dinner” today Tuesday, August 27th. This late summer harvest event includes four killer wines, four courses and Di Bruno Bros. cheese for just $40. Dinner is served at 6:30.

McCrossen’s [Official Site]

Di Bruno Bros. Throws a Cheeseventure


Think of all the cheese you could get with one-hundred smackeroos! The Di Bruno Bros. is giving away a $100 gift card to the cheesiest guy or gal in Philly. To enter, just share your favorite cheese, pairing, and/or cheese-centric recipe with them on Twitter or Instagram.

To Enter:

Di Bruno Bros. will pick a random winner on Tuesday, September 3rd.  The more times you enter, the more chances you will have attain cheese glory.  Feel free to submit a favorite cheese, a favorite pairing, and a favorite recipe (including a link) as separate entries.

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Cheesemaking Rock Stars Dinner at Di Bruno Bros.


Di Bruno’s (Rittenhouse) is hosting a Justice League of cheese makers and mongers for a five course dinner, and it looks freakin’ insane.

On Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 9 pm, upstairs at Di Bruno Bros. Center City will host five international cheese makers representing Essex Street Cheese Co., an importer that distributes to only about 60 locations in the entire country—Di Brunos being one of them.

The cheese stars and menu » 

Coffee & Cheese Pairing Tonight in Old City

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How’s about a ménage-à-quatre for your Friday evening. Just you, some coffee, some cheese, and some beer. The four of you, together at last.

It’s A Story of Philadelphia’s Coffee Revival, it’s happening tonight at 7 pm at Hylo Boutique at 242 North 3rd Street, and everyone’s participating: Di Bruno, Ultimo, Bodhi, Shot Tower, Elixrthe Madame Fromage (Tenaya Darlington), Eclectik Domestic, and Brew. All of them, joining forces for an evening of culinary passion and celebration, all of them paying their respects to a scene that turned this city upside down.

It’s like a hipster’s dream come true, and we’re all about it.

A Story of Philadelphia’s Coffee Revival [hy•lo Boutique]

It Is Cheesemonger Week at Di Bruno Bros.

dibrunos at world cafe

Di Bruno Bros. is celebrating their “Monger Week” by giving 10% off on the monger pick of the day at each location for the remainder of the week. The cheese of the day will be picked by the monger of the day at each of Di Bruno’s four locations.

Tuesday’s monger picks are:

  • Pecorino Calabrese at the 9th Street store
  • Grand Old Man at the Rittenhouse store
  • Pecorino Ginepro at the Comcast store
  • Champlain Valley Triple Creme at the Ardmore store.

Check Di Bruno’s Facebook page each day for the new Monger of the Day Picks.

Di Bruno Bros. [Official Site]

Philly Shows Off Their Wine and Cheese


Like spaghetti & meatballs and peanut butter & jelly, one of history’s greatest pairings is the always-compatible wine and cheese. Philly’s showcase of the dynamic duo starts May 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The showcase will feature hundreds of wines, dozens of gourmet cheeses, hors d’oeuvres, and other specialty foods.

Guests start off the night by receiving a complimentary wine glass and guidebook featuring the wide selection of wines and cheeses. They will also get a chance to bid on silent auction baskets featuring one-of-a-kind items from jewelry to paintings, sports memorabilia, wines and much, much more!

Tickets are $50 and available online or at Wegmans stores.

The Philly Showcase of Wine & Cheese [Official Site]

Random Tea Room Hosting Tea & Cheese Pairing


The Random Tea Room is setting out to prove that tea and cheese can indeed be suitable pairing partners. We have no reason to believe that Becky Goldschmidt of Random Tea Room and Seth Kalkstein of the Cheese Nerd will be anything other than successful.

Try what they have in mind tomorrow at the Northern Liberties tea shop. Tickets for the event are available online for $35 and the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Random Tea Room & Cheese Nerd: Tea & Cheese Pairing [Cheese Nerd]
The Random TeaRoom [Official Site]

Di Brunos Does Private Tastings

dibrunos at world cafe

You know those cool friends you brought to the Oyster House for their Dump Dinner? Gather ‘em up again, because we’ve got something else for you.

The Italian Market’s Di Bruno Bros. does private tastings after they close up shop if you call and reserve it. The whole store, just for you and your friends.

It’s a $400 package for eight people (if you have a bigger crowd, it’s $55 for each additional person), and it’s really something special. Two mongers guide you through the night, pairing everything they have in their shop with the wine and beer you bring. They’ll start you off with an amuse bouche, and prepare plates of accoutrements ahead of time, but when all is said and done, the experience is what you make out of it. It’s your shop for two hours, so taste and learn about the different olive oils and different vinegars, and when you’re done, shop around for 10% off anything in the store, and you’ll be sent home with a gift bag full of Di Bruno merchandise.

Weekends are booked through June but they do it during the week too. So make a reservation soon, if you want to do this anytime in the near future.

Di Bruno Bros – [Official]

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