CHICAGO -- Jennifer Mueller isn't a cigar smoker. But even she couldn't resist lighting
up at husband Don's recent birthday party at their home.
One of the gifts Don received was an appearance by a cigar roller, who spent two
hours hand-rolling CF Dominicana cigars for the 60 party guests.
"She rolled 50 cigars right there in front of us, and she also brought 50 for people
to smoke (the freshly rolled cigars need to cure and dry)," Jennifer said. "She had
10 minis; they were little cigar minis for the ladies who might want to smoke them.
And those were chocolate-flavored. It was very good."
The cigar roller was a gift from one of Don's friends and was arranged through New
York-based CF Dominicana Cigars (www.cigarcatering.com). Having cigar rollers making
cigars for guests is a new trend at corporate events, birthday parties and weddings.
The guy behind it is Dennis Briganti, president of CF Dominicana Cigars.