Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:13 Mon 23 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Nine people won’t squeeze into the Green Room. Please consider amending the booking for the Red Room.
Julian: Would the Ovens at B&F be suitable for a tasting in terms of light, privacy etc? Also, can the green room fit seven (current probable headcount)?

If yes and no, then I'll book the Ovens but i haven't seen either room in person so would like an informed opinion before changing.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 12:11 Mon 23 Mar 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:Julian: Would the Ovens at B&F be suitable for a tasting in terms of light, privacy etc? Also, can the green room fit seven (current probable headcount)?
The Ovens seemed good, but have not been tested. And the Green Room could hold seven.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 23:29 Mon 23 Mar 2015

Events have conspired to prevent me from attending Thursday's tasting. While that is a catastrophe, there is a silver lining. I can now attend this tasting :D

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:28 Tue 24 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:Events have conspired to prevent me from attending Thursday's tasting. While that is a catastrophe, there is a silver lining. I can now attend this tasting :D
For the purpose of this event, that is good news indeed. I have edited the first post.

Also, I spoke to Kasha at B&F this morning. She is of the opinion that 8 people plus the required amount of glasses will fit in the Green Room but she can still put us in the Ovens. I would prefer staying in the Green Room but if our B&F regulars feel it will be too tight let me know and I will have it moved to the Ovens.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:31 Tue 24 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:Feel free to edit first post. Thank you for your help.
The placemats have been added to the first post.
Excellent work on these. I especially like the title, which I only noticed now.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 11:40 Tue 24 Mar 2015

Please keep the list of people in the first post updated, as the placemats match that list.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 11:44 Tue 24 Mar 2015

PopulusTremula wrote:Also, I spoke to Kasha at B&F this morning. She is of the opinion that 8 people plus the required amount of glasses will fit in the Green Room but she can still put us in the Ovens. I would prefer staying in the Green Room but if our B&F regulars feel it will be too tight let me know and I will have it moved to the Ovens.
I think that eight would be tight. Others?

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 13:59 Tue 24 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I think that eight would be tight. Others?
This photo suggests eight might not be so bad...

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by idj123 » 14:02 Tue 24 Mar 2015

A client has determined that I have to now be in Glasgow on 31 March and despite investigation into whether I can still get back in time, this is not realistic and so reluctantly I'll have to drop out :(

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 16:45 Tue 24 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Please keep the list of people in the first post updated, as the placemats match that list.

Done. We're currently at 6 confirmed, one probable and one unlikely.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 16:45 Tue 24 Mar 2015

idj123 wrote:A client has determined that I have to now be in Glasgow on 31 March and despite investigation into whether I can still get back in time, this is not realistic and so reluctantly I'll have to drop out :(
Sorry to hear, you will be missed!

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 18:25 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Will we need a bottle of red with dinner? Ages ago Cynthia left in our care a Domaine René Engel Vosne-Romanée 2003; and before Christmas Ramos-Pinto sent me a Reserva Duas Quintas 2012. Should I bring one of these, and if so, which?

(This question also asked re the tasting on 26th March.)

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 19:04 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Vosne-Romanée please.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 00:02 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Food orders please. And without the benefit of a menu — Davy’s website is down. But you are welcome to take inspiration from our food orders on 19th January 2015, 9th February 2015, 2nd March 2015, and 26th March 2015.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 00:12 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Scallops and an Alex-style steak please. Nothing besides.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 00:36 Sat 28 Mar 2015

A correction. Alex-style for me meant black and blue. But if not black and blue, I'd like it rare, not medium rare.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 01:42 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Scallops and Sirloin Steak medium rare, please.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by PopulusTremula » 02:01 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Beetroot salad followed by medium rare sirloin with chips, bearnaise and buttered carrots please.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 10:58 Sat 28 Mar 2015

For me please:
Potted shrimps with granary toast
Chargrilled sirloin steak with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (Rare)
Peas and beans with mint lemon and butter
If skinny fries were possible rather than hand-cut chips that would be wonderful.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by flash_uk » 11:00 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Also, being unsure of the quality of one bottle, I am supplying two, so one of the spare bottle slots on the placemat will be used.

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 11:52 Sat 28 Mar 2015

Updated: the food order for 31st March 2015. Missing only Alex and Phil.
flash_uk wrote:Also, being unsure of the quality of one bottle, I am supplying two, so one of the spare bottle slots on the placemat will be used.
Updated: the placemats. (Edit: and just noticed error. Will be re-updated soon. Edit edit: fixed.)

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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by DRT » 01:18 Sun 29 Mar 2015

As it is my 50th birthday this weekend I am seizing ancient powers and declaring that the line-up will include five bottles of 1965 VP (GM, FG, Ms, S & TV).

Can other please not bring more than one bottle otherwise we will have too much Port for a school night.

I have already agreed this with the organiser and have allowed DJ to adopt one of my five bottles so he will not be bringing another.

{"Ms" = my best guess at Messias}
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by djewesbury » 01:23 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Happy Birthday Derek. Looking forward to Tuesday.
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Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Post by jdaw1 » 01:23 Sun 29 Mar 2015

A placemat question: will they be partially blinded (DRT1, DRT2, DRT3, DRT4, DRT5) or full revealed?

Separately, is this sensible? If you feel that your health is so imperilled that a quintuple dose of immortality is required this year, then it is required this year. But if not, might this shorten the stocks of ’65 by four years — with the obviously detrimental consequences to your life expectancy?

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