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Babbo--Glass Priming ???


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Babbo--Glass Priming ???

Rosie Saferstein | Mar 30, 1999 09:28 AM

I had a fantastic dinner at Babbo last night. When we
ordered the wine I noticed that the sommelier poured a
little wine into each glass and rolled it around. This
is called glass priming. I have never seen this done
before and was told that it is only done in Italy. Does
anyone have any information on this procedure?

I would like to add that I have read that the staff at
Babbo has an attitude. We experienced gracious
professional service. Our reservation was for 9:30. We
arrived early and told that our reservation was for
10:30. The manager was appologetic and seated us within
5 minutes. The waiters were excellent and very
informative. Their knowledge of the food, ingredients
and menu was very helpful in choosing dishes. We did
not experience any "attitude."
Throughout the evening the waitstaff checked with our
table to see if everything was ok and took the time to
educate us about some of the unusual ingredients on the


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