The foodie on your list already has a Zoodle-maker, a lifetime subscription to Lucky Peach, an autographed copy of the Prune Cookbook, and a standing reservation at Spoon and Stable.
What can you do to impress him or her? Gift certificates for a splendid meal are always a welcome stocking stuffer, but it doesn't necessarily carry the gravitas you need to truly make a memorable impact. You want hugs and high-fives in return for this gift, and Piccolo has truly thought of everything -- both are included in the tailored dining experiences they've packaged for your favorite foodie.
Depending on how much you like that person, you can go from impressive to ridiculous.
Five courses for two people: Four savory courses plus one dessert option. Build your own menu from the existing menu categories: $112
Seven chef-selected courses with wine pairings for two people: Dietary restrictions and stated preferences will be taken into consideration. 48-hour notice required: $200
The entire menu with wine pairings for two people: At the finish you will each receive a Piccolo t-shirt and a high-five from a pre-selected staff member. 48-hour notice required: $280
The Kitchen Dining Room for 10 people: Private dining room with access through the kitchen. Five courses with wine pairings plus a hug from chef Doug Flicker and unlimited high-fives from the staff. Date and time must be selected in advance in coordination with the general manager. $800 weeknight, $1,200 weekend.
Order on the Piccolo website.
Send your story tips to Hot Dish.