I am in the midst of trying to find a place for my daughter's destination baby shower and would appreciate your help. The date is the weekend after Labor Day, so we know we have to get on this.
My daughter wants an Italian restaurant for brunch or lunch, preferably downtown. A separate room for the shower would be great, and our budget is around $50/person. We're inviting about 60 people, and as most will have to travel, we're expecting about half that number. Gemma is high on our list, but their minimum $1000/hour seems steep...or is it? We'll be wanting to offer champagne cocktails or wine, and know that this might be outside the $50/person fare.
Do you have any other suggestions? We've also looked a Paradou in the Meat Packing District, but it's French and as her husband is of Italian heritage, my daughter wants an Italian theme.