"il Bisbigliare" Secret Supper Club
You found us... Shhhhhh! It's a secret!
Ciao e’ Benvenuto Amici - Welcome to ”il Bisbigiare" Secret Supper Club (the whisper - to speak softly and quietly)
The concept: To bring likeminded, fascinating, and interesting people under one roof to bond over great food and conversation. To ignite meaningful conversations between people that may not ordinarily have the opportunity to meet one another.
Each month we pair up with Chef Marco from Osteria di Giuliano (“The Art of the Italian Dinner Party”). In authentic Osteria style there is one long table and of course we dine outside whenever possible. The menu selections are all ingredient focused so the food is simple, transparent, and the best quality possible.
Our evening begins with an "Aperitivo", a meet and greet happy hour.
Then we move to a seated, multi course, small plates event of authentic rustic Italian (sometimes other regions) cuisine matched to wines recommended by our “Vino Consigliere” Stefano (yes that is backwards - food matched to wine). Because the food selections are authentic to where the wine comes from, both the food and the wine are elevated by the pairings. We finish with one of Lisa’s luscious desserts.
So here is how it works- event announcements are sent out via an email service (Mail Chimp) about 1 month ahead of the event. Reservations are then accepted on a 1st come - 1st serve basis, up to one week prior to the event. We require a minimum of 10 reservations to hold the event. For 2018 we are looking to host 12 main dinner events, and a few events for special occasions, such as fund raising for local charities and causes.
If you are interested in attending simply hit the “reserve now” button on the event email, or call 717.241.2754. We ask that you let us know how many seats and who is attending. We encourage members to bring guests, but like to know the names of the people coming. You will receive an email response confirming your reservations.
Reservation holders will receive a second email a few days before the event revealing the location. Many times the location is not finalized due to weather conditions until the Thursday before the event. Only reservation holders will know where the event is held….hence “the secret” !
PLEASE NOTE: Seating is on a limited based at the host facility, so dinners may fill up quickly - if the event is already full, you will receive a "thank you but we are full message".
We ask that participants follow the "Italian Rules of Table Etiquette" The two primary being…
1. Please do not discuss politics or religion at the table
2. Only discuss your business if asked, please wait for the invitation
Payment for the event is the day of, and the host / hostess sponsoring the location will collect the fees. We have been keeping the evening cash only to make paying the Chef and his staff easier. Dinners generally are $75.00 per person. There is no fee for spirits.
Thanks to Pennsylvania liquor control laws, wines must be gifted or BYOB, they are never built into the cost of the event. While wine pairings are recommended by our “Vino Consigliere” Stefano, they must be provided as a gift to our diners from a sponsor or member, or once in a while the dinners are advertised as BYOB (attendees usually organize a wine “pool” on their own if events are BYOB). Of course you are always welcome to bring your own favorite spirits if wine is not your thing!
If you have an interest in providing a location and being the Host and / or Hostess for an event please let us know!