Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.

What theme(s) would you like for March 2 and would be able to contribute towards?

Poll ended at 13:18 Sat 21 Feb 2015

Quinta do Noval (1997 or older)
1
5%
Sogrape ports (probably Sandeman but perhaps Ferreira or Offley)
2
10%
Sogevinus ports (Barros, Kopke or Burmester)
0
No votes
The Independents (anyone other than TFP, SFE or those above)
3
15%
Bring a blind bottle of mature (1994 or older) non-SFE/TFP port
8
40%
VP or LBV only
5
25%
Any style of port
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by djewesbury » 20:29 Thu 26 Feb 2015

PhilW wrote:I can confirm there is no chance for me to join you, unfortunately; you can remove me from the reserve list, and my apologies to Henry, I hope I will get to catch up with you later in the year - Phil.
:( Very sorry to hear that Phil. Haven't seen you in ages, seems like it'll be May until we get to drink Port together again. Keep yourself going with the thought of mackerel, good Port, and the Oporto Cricket Club. SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE ALERT (LET'S GO...) SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE ENDS
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Post by AHB » 20:47 Thu 26 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:First draft of the placemats. Comment welcome.

Pictures will be added to first post when AHB replies to request for permission to edit that post.
You hereby have my permission
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Thu 26 Feb 2015

AHB wrote:You hereby have my permission
First post amended.

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:06 Fri 27 Feb 2015

And who will print the placemats?

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Post by flash_uk » 14:09 Fri 27 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:And who will print the placemats?
I can do it. Placenames on card?

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Post by jdaw1 » 14:36 Fri 27 Feb 2015

No need for card.

Are we too late and incompetent for food pre-ordering?

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Post by AHB » 14:45 Fri 27 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Are we too late and incompetent for food pre-ordering?
Probably. But I will cope by asking Kasha to make sure there are at least 10 sirloin steaks kept back for us on the night.
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by flash_uk » 18:49 Fri 27 Feb 2015

I'm sure we could get a food order together by Monday, even if not for everyone. It is kind of handy when the staff arrive with the food saying your name, which the emailed table of orders facilitates...

I'll start, and if enough respond then great. From the B&F ‘Dining Menu’:
Potted shrimps
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g (Rare, no sauce)
Peas and beans with mint lemon and butter

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Post by DRT » 19:12 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Perhaps we should all have the cold roast beef? :lol:


If my memory serves correctly the last time we visited on a Monday the steaks were a bit small and ropey, no doubt being the runts of the previous week's litter.

I might go off piste.
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Post by DRT » 19:20 Fri 27 Feb 2015

I've just realised that this is my big chance to scratch an itch...

Chicken liver pâté with toast
Gammon, egg and chips with, or without black pudding
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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by benread » 19:24 Fri 27 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:I've just realised that this is my big chance to scratch an itch...

Chicken liver pâté with toast
Gammon, egg and chips with, or without black pudding
Sounds almost perfect, but...

Truffle Mac & Cheese
Gammon, egg and chips with, or without black pudding.
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Post by CPR 1 » 20:37 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Looking forward to this :)

Truffle Mac & Cheese
Chargrilled sirloin steak with hand-cut chips - Black and blue
Plus a side of Creamed spinach

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Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Post by idj123 » 21:26 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Agree with Derek with regards to the steak last time. Therefore:

Potted Shrimp

Gammon, chips and black pudding (no egg)

Dessert tbd

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Post by djewesbury » 21:30 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Please sir, why did Labour abolish the Vintners' privilege?

Please sir, what is Truffle Mac?

Please sir, why is quinoa?
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:22 Fri 27 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Please sir, why is quinoa?
So horses don’t go hungry while their masters eat.

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Post by flash_uk » 22:35 Fri 27 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Please sir, why is quinoa?
So horses don’t go hungry while their masters eat.
Orders please you two.

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Post by djewesbury » 22:36 Fri 27 Feb 2015

I asked a question ^
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Post by flash_uk » 23:07 Fri 27 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:I asked a question ^
I didn't know the answer, which is why I ordered something different!

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Fri 27 Feb 2015

The current draft of the food order. When a few more people have decided please could somebody check for errors.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:52 Fri 27 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:Please sir, why is quinoa?
It’s some vegetarian pants that some people have decided to believe is anything other than tasteless vegetarian pants. It’s a secular religious joke, like the New-Zealand Jedi thing. Do you really need to know more?
djewesbury wrote:Please sir, what is Truffle Mac?
Truffle Mac & Cheese is presumably Mac and Cheese with added Truffle. Rather resembling what it says on the tin.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:54 Fri 27 Feb 2015

What. Is. Mac.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:57 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Aroni.

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Post by djewesbury » 00:05 Sat 28 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Aroni.
Oh. Why didn't they just say that?
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Post by flash_uk » 00:06 Sat 28 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:The current draft of the food order. When a few more people have decided please could somebody check for errors.
So far there is only your intentional "error".

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:07 Sat 28 Feb 2015

flash_uk wrote:your intentional "error".
That I am having the rare beef?

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