The list of us who are going to Laboratorio for the 12 course dinner @$110 prix fixe + wine, tax & tip (and an option for two of the courses having white Alba truffles for $125 prix fixe) on Thursday, October 30th has been sent to Ebony of Laboratorio to contact for credit card confirmation. There are 30 of us. Additionally, I have a waiting list with several names. In total I received over 50 inquiries with over 40 coming in the first 48 hours. (At one point I felt like the reservationist at the French Laundry or El Bulli contacting people on the waiting list and telling them, "You're in!" I NEVER would have imagined such response. And it all started with "Foodie in Lawyer's Clothing" posting about her upcoming anniversary dinner there.) Of the 30 five are coming from Baltimore, one from New Jersey and one from Baghdad. There is also now the possibility that there will be a newspaper or magazine article about this event with Chowhound receiving full credit. I have also had a number of people ask me about a later event at Maestro for, say, January that would have a similar number of courses. I will probably put this together also but only after this one is over. I want to sincerely thank everyone for their time and, again, to Chowhound for allowing us all to come together. You will be celebrated that night.
The list of participants (not including wives, dates, partners):
Pam H. (from Baghdad)