Party on Greek-style
(Elizabeth Malby/Sun Photographer)
While cutting my hair this morning, Hairdresser Extraordinaire Tomm told me about the rehearsal dinner he threw for his son last week. I was particularly interested because I get so many readers wanting to know about restaurants that have private rooms for parties. ...
I wouldn't have thought of Mezze, the "tapas" restaurant in Fells Point, because it's small; but apparently they rent out the upstairs for private parties up to 60 people. Tomm knows his food (I think he owned a restaurant once) and he said it was excellent. For $30 a person the party got more than they could eat.
The servers brought out tray after tray of Mediterranean small plates, then salads, then crab cakes and lamb chops, then four different desserts.
The price didn't include liquor, of course. Red and white wine and beer were served. The owner warned Tomm to let his guests know that hard liquor wasn't part of the deal. In the past, apparently, guests have gone downstairs, had a few drinks at the bar (and maybe bought a round for the house), then told the bartender to put it on the host's tab upstairs.