I and 9 other persons participated in a cooking class from DeNunzio's which one of us purchased at a charity auction for $500. The owner, Luigi, started everything off by having each of us sign a waiver saying we would not hold him responsible for any accidents. We each thought this was a bit strange, but proceeded to get involved in what we thought would be an enjoyable afternoon. Luigi never said anything about items that would not be included in the auction coupon, so we assumed that all was inclusive. He broke out bottles of wine, which none of us would have probably ordered, not to mention that the quality of the wine was very cheap. The food was good but limited, although the class ended up being more of a demonstration and one of the items that was supposed to be included in the menu got dropped with no explanation. We all felt OK about the afternoon until we were presented with a bill. Luigi charged us $40 per bottle for the 4 bottles of wine that he had uncorked, and added 20% gratuity for himself. While we expected to pay $50 each for the class, we each ended up having to scrape up an additional $25 apiece, for a total bill of $850!!! Luigi even had the gall to say that his wife was one of the co-founders of the charity. What could have been a wonderful experience that brought Luigi repeat business, ended up leaving us enraged and determined to prevent him getting any business that we can stop. I don't know how a person like this can manage to stay in business!
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