Cigar Catering® brings Cigar Roller feature to Canada

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Edmonton Sun writes about Cigar Roller entertainment, now available in Calgary and Edmonton

It's not just proud dads, swank bachelors and old fogies smoking stogies these days.
More women than ever have taken up the habit, says a local cigar merchant.

"They like the sophistication. While connoisseurs don't roll their own cigars like some cigarette smokers do, they are often fascinated by the process. "Our Nicaraguan manufacturers will send rollers to their key customers," he says.

"A lot of people like to see how cigars are rolled. It is quite interesting to watch."
He is planning another event for later this year.

The shop also hosts cigar catered dinners and golf tournaments.

American cigar distributor CF Dominicana has noted 70% of those taking part in the growing trend of cigar catering in the U.S. are women. "Both men and women smoke cigars because they like the taste, but women appreciate the added fact that it's a craft," says company president Dennis Briganti, who is trying to expand into Canada. At catered parties he provides authentic cigar rollers from the Dominican Republic and a cadre of female servers, who float the room serving the cigars.

The scene is reminiscent of Prohibition speakeasies, Briganti says, and "the pleasant visual adds the perfect touch of class and beauty." The company has already worked events in Vancouver, most notably a 600-guest party hosted by the Suzuki Motor Corp.

"We flew a roller out for that event," says Briganti. Several U.S. celebrities hire cigar caterers for their A-list events. New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza recently had cigar rollers at his wedding.
CF Dominicana has catered Sex and the City and The Sopranos cast parties, and this week will be rolling cigars at a charity ball hosted by former NBA superstar Magic Johnson.
Briganti charges $975 US to bring in a cigar roller and servers for two hours at any event.

"It's not about nursing an addiction. It's more about enjoying the taste and refining your palate."
"You and I could smoke the same cigar, and I could find it nutty and you could find it buttery.
"It's a very subjective thing."
The cigars he sells range from $1 for cigarillos to $52.90 for a Cohiba sublime 2004 limited edition cigar. They're not exactly healthy, says Charania.
"But at least you're not inhaling the additives and preservatives in cigarettes. Cigars are all natural."

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Weddings have been a popular feature with brides to be across the country and when cigar catering launched magazines both national and local, featured this fresh idea of cigar rollers for weddings. However the bigger upscale events immediately gravitated to the fresh, new idea for wedding receptions mostly for the father-in-law's. An interesting thing happened when photos were printed of actual wedding receptions with a cigar roller. This is when the concept went mainstream and caught fire across the country the visual was nothing anyone had ever seen before and the men in the bridal party as well as guests gravitated to the product of freshly rolled cigars while the brides and the female guests we're intrigued by The Craft and the experience of seeing the cigar roller work firsthand.

These cigar roller features by Cigar Catering® quickly grew to 29 cities over the past year with weddings being the top market giving the brand the demand it enjoys today while still growing the popularity with brides. Custom cigar pans are also designed for brides which includes unique graphics design for each wedding.

CF Dominicana has in-house event planning to eliminate the need for a third party printer making the designs very personal including matching the colors of the reception decor or the bridesmaids dresses. The groomsmen can also have cigars made with each of their initials personally designed for each of their cigars including the dads. All these options are available for weddings throughout the country in each of these cities we service.

The cigar rolling feature is enhanced by graphics on the custom cigar bands, and we can also provide cigar waitresses and waiters for larger weddings of 500 guests or more. All of these unique features are designed to create an experience where guests can smoke see you at the minute kind of cigars and a positive fun environment and create a lasting memory at each wedding reception.

Contact us using the form below if you would like a quote with other cigar related feature ideas for your Big Day! You don't have to know anything about cigars as all Brides-to-Be and wedding planners will have an assigned cigar planner to help you make the best decisions.

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Press Contact: Joe Sanders
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