What My Guests Are Saying About Their Dining Experience & Other Products & Services
Thank You To The Crew
Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with some "ahhmazing" women at Raw Beauty Team Appreciation Luncheon. The ambiance, the food and the fellowship was spectacular. Love, peace, and joy mixed with testimonies of strength, faith and triumph filled the air. There was no denying God's presence amongst us. As a beauty therapist, it is my mission to empower, enlighten and uplift.... --Nyedi A.
Not to mention that the food was YUMMMMMMMYYYYY!!! We had the best Southern Seafood Brunch ever!!! Herb-Seasoned Grilled Shrimp, Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Waffles, Cheddar Egg Souffle, Mariby’s Infamous Scratch-Made Buttermilk Biscuits with Home-Made Fruit Preserve, Home-fried Potatoes, Fresh Prepped Green & Fruit Salad, Fruit Mimosas, Tea, Coffee....DISCLAIMER: I may be missing some items because there was so much food!! Thanks Mariby Corpening --Kita W. [Click to view Flash-Freeze VIDEO]
Romantic Dinner For Two
This weekend we celebrated my husband's birthday. Every day there was an activity beginning Friday night, so I'm exhausted. But, I have to share our Saturday evening. My husband is a seafood maniac [lobster, shrimp & scallops on the menu]. My good girlfriend
[Mariby] of many years has an "everything made from scratch" [intimate only] catering business. You can either go to her home [for Brunch of Sundays] or she will come to yours and prepare a feast of your choice with her special down home touches...a DELICIOUS and beautiful, intimate, unforgettable 5 star restaurant experience in your home,...I almost cried at the beautiful presentation and my surprised husband was absolutely speechless! --Sharon H.
Customized Specialty Gifts
Mariby is talented in so many forms of comforting artistry. I had attended my best friend's birthday brunch and after seeing so much creativity all around her home, it seemed only fitting for me to ask if she could make [couch throws] for me to give my besties for Christmas gifts. They were amazing, beyond my expectation. Completely functional... soft, heavy and warm yet, elegant enough to adorn their living room. Huge hit! --Carol Y.
Never Miss The Mark
As always, I experienced new and lasting memories of, not only enjoying spectacular food, but networking with new found friends and sharing ideas. We were all inspired by the women that spoke so eloquently and forthright. You never miss the mark Mariby and Granny. We love you both. Can't wait for the next one. --Marci W.
Body of Wisdom
Meeting Grannie [Mariby's Mom] at a recent [MadlyGiving] brunch was a life-affirming, perhaps even a life-changing experience for me. I was not sure what to expect, since I only knew one person at the table. But immediately, you felt the warmth and comfort of Mariby and the wisdom of Grannie. We had Mariby's popular Fried Chicken & Waffles. It was delicious and
I don't eat meat often, but I did have a taste of her [Peruvian-Spiced] fried chicken and Mariby made waffles from scratch - the best ever! And I like that she served a green salad and a fruit salad, too. But for me, truly, it was Grannie's Wisdom; took the experience over the top. Grannie shared some of her natural health remedies with us and I even tasted her tonic. She said she takes a table spoonful everyday. She told us where to get the recipe on line [Master Tonic]. We all chuckled, giggled and laughed out loud at some of her stories. What a wonderful dining experience. Mariby's right! It is so much more than brunch. I left enlightened and feeling good. I will be back to see Grannie, too - just a body of wisdom. --Guest
Mom's Birthday Surprise
I wanted to do something intimate, special for my mom's 80th birthday! I'd seen Mariby's advertisement for brunch [on Eventbrite] and thought it was a great idea. My mom would love this. I surprised her. We had the Southern Seafood Brunch - Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, and oh, those Biscuits! It was wonderful! One friend of mine said, "You get the prize for this one." A dining experience none of us ever expected and will never forget. Thank you Mariby & Grannie! -- Valerie M.
Might Have Been Queen
[Mariby] Take a bow Babe. You are a remarkable woman. This [Girly] weekend was awesome for me. I am really happy to have the honor of our time together. Cause it was long over due! [Grannie] is an amazing, remarkable, over the top Woman, and even if she don't, or haven't thought so, always has been one, in my life. -- Pauline F.
Warm & Wonderful
I attended the birthday brunch of a close friend. I had been all over Mariby's beautiful website already. But, it was when I came through the door - the decor, that red couch, the ambience, the peacefulness and the [international] music in the background and I could smell the fried chicken, the bacon, the coffee, it was such a warm and wonderful feeling. I felt relaxed almost instantly. Truly, what I thought to myself and I later said to Mariby,"You are living my dream!" --Melissa B.
It's The Hole's Truth
I really enjoyed reading your story[ies], and I say that as one who wouldn't necessarily pick up an erotic novel....40 something year olds [will be] giving one another high fives and the younger [women will be] wanting to age...tackles a subject[s] rather taboo...yet puts the reader at ease. --Flanked Writers' Retreat
Well done! ...being a mother, her escapades seem authentic. I could really see [her] and understand her....I felt like I was listening to one of my best friends tell me about [some] crazy, reckless night she had and I was just sitting there jealous!!! --Flanked Writers' Retreat
Yoga & Brunch A Side
This was a different experience for me - Yoga and a healthy delectable brunch [A MadlyGiving Brunch & Learn] afterwards, and boy were we hungry too! The yoga session was very stimulating and yet calming. Our yogi [Sharon Harper of ANALI Yoga] made us feel comfortable and relaxed. I just wanted to go to sleep right there on the mat. When we were done with yoga, Grannie greeted us with fresh fruit smoothies she had just made and Mariby made some Granola still a little warm from the oven for our yogurt. The Granola was all the rave. Then she served salad with a very tasty dressing, she also made, LOVED the Broiled Salmon and those [Apple-Raisin Bran] Muffins were AMAZING and last, she brought out the [Roasted Vegetable] Frittata. Though we feasted, it was all good [for us], too! Everybody asked, "So, when's the next yoga class?" --Guest
Black Women in Business
From beginning to end this Black History Celebration that Recognizes Black Women in Business was amazing. Dr. Garvin attended to every single detail of making all of we honorees feel so special...for each of we ten honorees - to the scrumptious libation, dinner (served immaculately) we dined off of fine china, crystal and silken napkins. The food was over the top. African seasoned chicken [Yassa], honey & mustard glazed, baked salmon, jollof, jasmine rice, roasted vegetables and a green tossed salad with homemade creamy, garlic dressing. As the afternoon wore into evening we...basked in the
Only The Best of Friends
Although it was my birthday, I wanted to honor the women in my life, my best friends. I wanted us to gather at my home and be comfortable, relaxed, instead of at a restaurant, and still be served. Mariby came to my home to discuss the occasion, the menu and the setting I wanted. She told me what I needed for the place settings and items to set out from my kitchen. I chose the [Peruvian-Spiced] Fried Chicken, LOVED the Fried-Apples and WOW, those Biscuits! It was all delicious and she cooked it right there in my kitchen, she served it to us and even cleaned up afterwards.
Murder & Mystery
I wanted something different, intimate for my birthday this year. My best girlfriends and I would dress up in something from the 80s' and I talked to Mariby about a Murder Mystery Themed Brunch. To go with a Who Done It thriller, I chose The Southern Seafood Brunch with Crab Cakes, Jumbo Shrimp & Grits, and of course, Mariby's biscuits! The food was delicious and everyone had such a good time! Mariby you're the best! --Sam H.
Mariby's Slap Biscuits
Arriving late to brunch, a guest rushes in at the very end; so, I heat up a plate of what's left and serve. When suddenly she yells out, Wait, wait, is anybody standing behind me? [checking around her] Because these biscuits are sooooo good, umma bout to slap somebody! The table erupts in laughter! Hence, the name, Mariby's Slap Biscuits. -- Guest
beauty...and sista/friendships formed. Thank you again...I can only say that I will pay it forward. --Marci W.
It was a very special time together we still talk about. Thank you, Mariby. --Juanita M.
Happy To Assist
Mariby has worked for me for many years - back when we were in legal. I have also since hired her for part-time administrative services to work in my office, and other times, she works from home and just when I need her. Always professional, a diverse skill set and most importantly, I trust her. She is helpful; I like that she is flexible to assist where needed, organized, very resourceful, accountable and, of course, she brings her grace, her flare and her attention to detail, as with any thing she does! -- Marianne E.
A Brunch of Sundays
The comfort, the warmth and the soulfulness of Mariby Corpening takes "dining in" to another level. I had heard about her brunches, especially "The Biscuits" and I'd read her food blog; so, the food is juuuust great! We had her [Peruvian-Spiced] Fried Chicken [with Home-
Made Hot Sauce] and Belgian Waffles, she also makes from scratch; but, the conversation, the relaxation, the inspiration, the fellowship. I am generally not so open, but we talked about our lives, our families, our passions, we debated current affairs, oh how we laughed, a lot, even shared a few tears - some powerful testimonies. Grannie told us about her health tonics and we all agreed on the needs in our community and paying it forward! It was intimate, good-natured and all very unexpected, refreshing, moving, memorable. I didn't know most of the people at the table, but at the end [almost four hours later], we hugged and exchanged information with promises to return. So, and to my surprise, I truly did not want to leave. Not sure what I expected when I donated [and received a complimentary brunch], and to think I'd thought about canceling [because, who are these people]. I am so glad I came and met Mariby, Grannie and some new folks, too!
Kudos Mariby! [MadlyGiving's A Brunch of Sundays] A beautiful and memorable [private] dining experience! You exude graciousness, comfort and so much love; it's beautiful what you do! Thank You! I'll be back! --Guest(s)