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Food And Drink Were Flowing At Guido’s Housewarming
Lisa Green reports from Pittsfield. If ever there was a day to make a Guido’s Fresh Marketplace run, it was Saturday, Nov. 12, when everyone’s favorite marketplace held a housewarming party to celebrate its newly expanded store. But it was almost impossible not to stay awhile, explore the store’s new, more spacious layout and enjoy nibbles from Guido’s kitchen as well as local vendors whose products are sold in store. Companies offering samples included Six Depot Roastery, Tierra Farm, Four Fat Fowl and Chocolate Springs. There were wine and cheese tastings in La Grotta, Guido’s new cheese department, smoothie samplings out of Guido’s Café and consultations with a Jane Iredale makeup artist. So many of us rely on Guido’s to supply us with provisions for our own entertaining, and the store’s owners and employees showed that they are perhaps the best party givers of all. [Above: Three generations of the Masiero family, owners of Guidos, include Chris, Dawn, Anna and Matt, with proud Renie in front, wearing an apron sporting a photo of her late husband, the store’s namesake.]
Kate Burke, cheesemonger at La Grotta, a cheese shop showpiece, with Chris Masiero; Lena Leonardsson, tea section manager and demonstrator at the Great Barrington store, sets out samples of products from Italy.
Lisa Zeleny, the store’s wellness buyer, with Rachel Alves, Guido’s dietician.
Elisa Mason came from New Lebanon to check out the new store, with Sunah Park, a lawyer; Mary Beth Holmes, Sarah Capalbo and Cassidy Lewis are thrilled with the new space in the Bella Flora section of the store.
Clea Fowler, manager of the Chef Shop in Great Barrington, chats with Renie Masiero.
Kim Ostellino, aka Berkshiregirl, with her daughter, Ella Ostellino; Kathryn Benner and Libby Moritz of Sheffield.
Mary DeMaranviolle and Steve O’Malley enjoy the mulled apple cider.
Andrew Bartlett of Tierra Farm can’t get the samples out fast enough; Alicia Aldan, Guido’s human resources manager, serves hot cider and panettone.
Andreea Duta, a member of the Guido’s Kitchen staff and Dawn Masiero take their turn plating the Thanksgiving tasting menu.