The Return Of Cheezbooz: Cheesy Events at Fork and Di Bruno Bros.
If you subscribe to the “there is no such thing as too much cheese,” philosophy of life like we do here at Cheezbooz, then mark your calendars for Sunday Feb. 22 and Monday Feb. 23. Because those days will have two blissfully cheesy events with Maître Fromager Max McCalman.
On Feb. 22, from 6:30-9 pm at Di Bruno Bros. in the Italian Market, DiBruno Bros. owner (and certified cheese addict) Emilio Mignucci will be teaming up with McCalman to host 18 guests at a cheese tasting reception. Then, the following evening at 6 pm, you can find McCalman at Fork, where owner Ellen Yin is working with the cheese expert to serve up a three-course cheese dinner, followed by a 45-minute Cheese Master Class taught by McCalman, “Cheese Myths and the Inexact Science of Wine Pairing.”
The Di Bruno Bros. night will cost $90 per person (includes tax and tip), which will get you unlimited samples of cheese and charcuterie, along with antipasti selections and wine pairings. You can get your tickets here.
The menu for the Fork event includes sparkling wine alongside an hors d’oeuvres selection prepared by chef Eli Kulp and his crew. On the board are gougeres with herbed goat cheese, pickled beets with cloumage cheese, smoked trout caviar with house made cream cheese, and rabbit with preserved sunchokes and almonds. For the dinner itself, guests will dine on gnudi and red wine braised beef. Perhaps most importantly, the featured cheeses will include Kunik Triple Cream from NY’s Nettle Meadow Farm, Ewe’s Blue Sheep’s Milk Cheese from NY’s Old Shepherding Co., and Herdsman Cow’s Milk Cheese from NJ’s Cherry Grove Farm, as well as others. Tickets for this one will run you $85 per person (not including tax and gratuity), and reservations can be made by calling Fork directly at (215) 625-9425.
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