private events by dave's
cooking classes & wine tastings 

Interested in hosting a private event?  Our cooking classes and wine tastings make for a terrific and easy party. We welcome wedding celebrations, birthday, or anniversary parties, a team building event for small businesses, or really any reason to get together, learn a thing or two, eat great food and drink great wine!  

to book a private event, please
email, call 617-623-0867 or stop by the shop for details and availability

Private Cooking Classes are held in the Dave's kitchen, where Chef Jason teaches you to comfortably create his delicious recipes at home.  Even the most experienced home chefs will enjoy chef jason themselves and learn something new!  Jason's classes are easygoing and informative, he is a wonderful teacher and has an incredible wealth of food knowledge from his many years in the food business.  Jason can work with you to customize a class or you can simply choose from a variety of classes such as Pasta Making, Sauce Making, Paella, Risotto & Gnocchi, Cooking with Vodka, Ramen Class, or choose a region of Italy to focus on: Piemonte, Tuscany, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Sicily or Campania, OR choose one of the other country-based classes such as; Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Greece, Regional French.  Throughout all the classes you will be tasting everything, including terrific wines from our collection.  As an added bonus, after your class, you will have the opportunity to privately shop the entire store with a 10% discount!

Cooking Classes are 2.5 hours with a $480 minimum, $60 per person, 12 person max, dates are limited.  Please email us for details.  You can also work with Chef Jason to customize your class regarding the food and wine for additional costs.
Check out this terrific
Boston Globe article about our classes and Chef Jas

Private Wine Tastings in your own home or office are a fantastic idea for any special event.  One of our wine team, Sam or Ian, will help you decide on a theme depending on your taste and budget.  Whether it's Italian reds, French whites, a flight of Spanish Riojas or wines from the Willamette Valley, you will find some great bottles to wow your friends and colleagues.  Our unique wine collection is thoughtful, varied and interesting, specializing in small production, suhartisan wines, there are endless themes you can choose.  Additionally we can cater the food for your event if you'd like, helping you to decide on items that pair with the wines, likewise, choosing wines to match with your planned menu.  Sam Reid, our wine buyer, and Ian Moloney, second in charge, have been in the wine biz for a many years, and both have a great passion for our unique collection.  We are lucky to have the best wine reps in the business calling on us, affording the wine team many opportunities to meet and taste with not only importers, but winemakers themselves, giving them solid, personal knowledge and experience with these wines and their stories.  Sam and Ian both offer a laid back, fun and informative wine tasting, talking to your guests about the wines you have chosen in a comfortable, down to earth way, while passing on terrific stories, explaining interesting wine-making methods and exploring regions; demystifying the world of wine over the course of an equal parts fun, delicious, and informative evening.

Wine Tastings are approximately 2 hours.  The price of tasting is dependent on number of guests, selected wines and location of event.  $400 minimum.  Any food or catering is additional.

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