Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 17:55 Fri 19 Jun 2015

jdaw1 wrote:But there is a problem with Glenn’s date choice. Indeed, Glenn is making a habit of useless date choices. The B&F’s kitchen will be refurbished some time in August, though the precise date hasn’t yet been chosen. If it clashes with us, we will be told.
I have just called to ask whether the date of refurbishment is yet known — no it isn’t — or, failing that, whether it is yet known when the date of refurbishment will be known — no, that meta-knowledge is not yet knowledge.

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Post by PhilW » 19:06 Fri 19 Jun 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I have just called to ask whether the date of refurbishment is yet known — no it isn’t — or, failing that, whether it is yet known when the date of refurbishment will be known — no, that meta-knowledge is not yet knowledge.
Now we know that you know that they don't know, nor know when they will know. Thank you; we shall hope to know more soon.

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Post by Glenn E. » 00:27 Wed 24 Jun 2015

AHB wrote:I should also say that I am happy to offer a G83 for adoption - a trade rather than a purchase preferred. Perhaps if you have a QH11 to spare?
I just noticed that I had failed to respond to this. I have no QH11 on hand, but will check Trader Joe's and report back.

It hardly seems a fair trade, though, as QH11 was last available for $40/bottle and G83 is generally north of $80. Perhaps 2 QH11? I know the supply is short in the UK.
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Post by Glenn E. » 22:15 Wed 24 Jun 2015

Alas, the supply is apparently also short in Washington. Luckily, though, I have now secured the last QH11 available in Sammamish, Issaquah, or Redmond. :D
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Post by WS1 » 08:30 Sat 27 Jun 2015

I would like to attend but cannot confirm yet since the supervision of the roof renovation of my mothers house in Germany may need attention. Please put me down as a possible to confirm early August.

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Post by idj123 » 19:45 Sun 28 Jun 2015

Happened by the B&F with my wife last night (she gave it her seal of approval !) Chap reiterated that he still hasn't been told when the kitchen upgrade was likely to take place nor how long it would take for that matter (he had thought one week but the builders had suggested two to three weeks). He was obviously getting increasingly irritated by this as he's taken a number of bookings in August.

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Post by jdaw1 » 09:23 Thu 23 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:But there is a problem with Glenn’s date choice. Indeed, Glenn is making a habit of useless date choices. The B&F’s kitchen will be refurbished some time in August, though the precise date hasn’t yet been chosen. If it clashes with us, we will be told.
On Friday 14th August 2015 the Boot and Flogger will be open, but will not have a kitchen. At Tuesday’s tasting we discussed this with Domhnaill, the on-duty manager. He suggested that he could make a cold menu for us, but hot just wouldn’t happen.
Today, by email, Domhnaill wrote:Thank you for last Tuesday, you all seemed to have a really good evening.

Following our conversation about your booking with us on August 14th I have drawn up a menu of cold foods which I think will satisfy you and your American guest. I will of course understand if he and you all would rather go somewhere that you can get a cooked meal, however please let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements. The menu I propose is attached here, if you have any comments then please let me know.

I hope to see you in a few weeks.

Kind Regards

Domhnaill
The enclosure is at www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150723_BootFl ... 50814.docx.

Glenn: your decision.

Edit:
Domhnaill, in the [url=http://www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150723_BootFlogger_Picnic_menu_for_20150814.docx]Proposed Picnic menu for Port Forum 14th August 2015[/url], wrote:
Selection of cold meats; ham, beef, tongue
Game pie
Pork pie
Chicken liver parfait
Mixed leaf salad
Vivaldi new potatoes
Selection of English cheeses
Bread baskets
Choice of dessert

£25 per person

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Post by idj123 » 13:35 Thu 23 Jul 2015

Bit torn about this-it would be good for Glenn to experience the ambiance of the B&F but I can perfectly understand it if after a long flight, a hot meal is preferable (in which case we can decamp to Woolgate). That said, the cold foods on offer (and price) seems decent and I'm sure that they'll ensure there is plenty to go around but as JDAW says this should be with Glenn to decide.

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Post by Glenn E. » 16:40 Thu 23 Jul 2015

Kari and I discussed it this morning. While I would love to get the chance to visit TPF's latest default venue, I think hot food will be important after an international flight. Further bolstering my decision, Woolgate is walking distance from our hotel that night and so somewhat more convenient after the event.

Please thank the Boot & Flogger for the offer. Hopefully I will get to visit them with TPF in the future.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:05 Thu 23 Jul 2015

B&F informed. Who has best relationship with Woolgate?

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Tom at the B&F wrote:Good evening Julian,

Many thanks for the email. That’s a shame, but completely understandable!

We look forward to welcoming you back when our kitchen is back up and running again.

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Post by idj123 » 13:18 Fri 24 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:B&F informed. Who has best relationship with Woolgate?
I believe that Phil and Mike have booked in the past but of course they're not attending...

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Post by PhilW » 14:06 Fri 24 Jul 2015

idj123 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:B&F informed. Who has best relationship with Woolgate?
I believe that Phil and Mike have booked in the past but of course they're not attending...
I've made arrangements with Simon, Clare and Karl previously, who are all very helpful; Simon has been primary contact for organising events.

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:59 Fri 24 Jul 2015

I have spoken to Alex at Woolgate, and reserved The Boardroom from 16:30 on Friday 14th August 2015.

Note to self: The Brasserie, Davy’s at Woolgate (25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA, tel +44 20 7600 5216, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

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Post by flash_uk » 17:25 Fri 24 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:I have spoken to Alex at Woolgate, and reserved The Boardroom from 16:30 on Friday 14th August 2015.

Note to self: The Brasserie, Davy’s at Woolgate (25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA, tel +44 20 7600 5216, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).
You would find the boardroom a mite cramped for 9 I would say. See here for the pictures from Glenn's last visit.
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:26 Fri 24 Jul 2015

Draft food order, selections being taken from the Davy’s Woolgate food menu for August 2015.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:28 Fri 24 Jul 2015

flash_uk wrote:You would find the boardroom a mite cramped for 9 I would say.
I said that. He denied. Sellers’ market, I thought.

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Post by AHB » 19:46 Fri 24 Jul 2015

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flash_uk wrote:You would find the boardroom a mite cramped for 9 I would say.
I said that. He denied. Sellers’ market, I thought.
Not at all. There are plenty of alternatives. Should I contact Ian Wright at Bangers and see what he could do for us? I certainly don't want to be cramped and agree that 9 of us in the Boardroom would be somewhat squished in.

And I do strongly want to have hot food if Mrs B is attending.
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:37 Fri 24 Jul 2015

AHB wrote:Should I contact Ian Wright at Bangers and see what he could do for us? I certainly don't want to be cramped and agree that 9 of us in the Boardroom would be somewhat squished in.
No objection from me. An initial enquiry can’t hurt — Woolgate could be cancelled if there’s less cramped elsewhere. But if that is to happen it would be more courteous for it to happen soon.

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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 16:30 Mon 27 Jul 2015

I don't know where Bangers is, but if it's within taxi range of Woolgate (which is near our hotel) then it's fine with me. I trust the locals with picking a suitable venue.

But yes, hot food please.
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Post by DRT » 16:37 Mon 27 Jul 2015

Glenn E. wrote:I don't know where Bangers is, but if it's within taxi range of Woolgate (which is near our hotel) then it's fine with me. I trust the locals with picking a suitable venue.

But yes, hot food please.
I think Bangers (or is it Banger's?) is at Canary Wharf and is in easy reach from where you are on the Docklands Light Railway from Bank station.
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:49 Mon 27 Jul 2015

Bangers Bar and Grill, 2 Wilson Street, Moorgate, London EC2M 2TE.

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jdaw1 wrote:Bangers Bar and Grill, 2 Wilson Street, Moorgate, London EC2M 2TE.
Ah. So Ian has moved again?

Moorgate is much closer to Glenn's hotel.
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Post by Glenn E. » 18:10 Mon 27 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Bangers Bar and Grill, 2 Wilson Street, Moorgate, London EC2M 2TE.
Most excellent, thank you.

It appears that Bangers is even more convenient to our hotel than Davy's at Woolgate.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by WS1 » 12:59 Sat 01 Aug 2015

Hello,

can confirm my attendance now. Am though still confused; where will the emergency take place?

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:38 Sun 02 Aug 2015

Ask AHB.

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