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1. The Exploration Event This type of event is pretty spontaneous. Just list it. Give it some time to promote (at least2 to 3 weeks) and you are good to go. If it requires a reservation then it's good to set an attendance limit and put the automatic waiting list on. Keep the restaurant up to date with the reservation and expect people to drop-off at the last minute. A healthy waiting list is always good. For a first meetup setting a limit to 10 or 12 and then having a few people on the waiting list is ideal. It's good to ask the restaurant for a little flexibility and that you may have a few more or less. Don't be discouraged if you have more than a few no-shows; this happens depending on weather, traffic etc. Exploration events are great when they involve another activity, such as a bar crawl or restaurant crawl, going to a farmers market, exploring food trucks, having BBQ etc. Just remember to drink responsibly and be considerate of the establishments you enter if you have a large group.

2. The Pre-paid Event. Attendance levels are much higher with a prepaid event. We recommend you negotiate a price with the establishment you are considering and build in a little profit for yourself. (organizing takes time and organizers should get paid even if it's just a free meal!). List the menu and price and have a link to,, amazon payments etc. There will always be someone who comes at the last minute and wants to pay with cash, so have a little flexibility with having some change on hand at the event and make sure you pay the establishment early on and let them know additional drinks or orders beyond the set menu are to be paid by the individuals making them. The best practice is to work with a chef to have a Prix Fixe menu which includes well thought-out wine/drink pairings. Post chef bio info and have the chef come out and do a meet and greet if you can. They are usually more than happy to do this and it makes the event more unique. Having a multi-course 'tasting menu' with drink pairings makes it easier and more of an adventure with the food flavors being paired well with wine or other drinks. Spreading the drinks out over a few courses is a good way to pace alcoholic intake, but use your best judgement in doing this. Having people taste new drinks is great, because they don't have to worry about what to order and can focus on the conversation at hand. They will usually only take a few sips of something they don't like, but keep drinks a responsible size in case they drink every drop. Drinking responsibly should be encouraged, especially for those driving home. If someone looks like they've had a few too many, have the restaurant call a cab or see if another member can provide a ride. If the pairings are planned well and the drinking is paced this kind of situation shouldn't occur, but you never know if someone came to your event fully loaded, so just be mindful of any situations that may occur.

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