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

Posted: 20:12 Sun 02 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
Less than 2 weeks to go! I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone again, and hope that I don't fall asleep until after we're done! (Optimally after we've returned to our room in the hotel, also.)

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

Posted: 20:16 Sun 02 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Alex: what happened with Bangers?

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

Posted: 20:27 Sun 02 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
Assuming Davy's at Woolgate, here are food orders for Mr. and Mrs. Tawny:

Mr. Tawny:
no starter
Spicy Hot Burger, medium (pink preferred, but no red/blood)
side of creamed corn, chili and peppers

Mrs. Tawny:
no starter
Davy's Steak Burger, no tomato, medium (pink preferred, but no red/blood)
side of charbroiled broccoli with lemon, almonds, and chili

Dessert go/no go decision to be made at the restaurant.

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

Posted: 06:57 Mon 03 Aug 2015
by AHB
We had better stick with Woolgate - work prevented me from having the chance to visit Bangers last week to inspect the facilities and speak with Ian Wright.

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

Posted: 13:27 Fri 07 Aug 2015
by idj123
Please sir, can I possibly substitute the SW83 for a similar vintage as I find I've quaffed all bar one bottle of the aforementioned and would like to keep this back-I can offer up T83, D83 and RP83 as potential replacement(s)?

My other bottle was going to be a Quinta Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White but I'm conscious of Alex's line about ensuring that there was enough red stuff and so I could therefore bring two of the three 83s mentioned above if preferred. Thoughts please?

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

Posted: 13:29 Fri 07 Aug 2015
by idj123
Doh-just noticed that RP83 is already coming :oops:

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

Posted: 15:31 Fri 07 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Same port, two sources: not disallowed for the reason you gave.

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

Posted: 16:06 Fri 07 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
idj123 wrote:Please sir, can I possibly substitute the SW83 for a similar vintage as I find I've quaffed all bar one bottle of the aforementioned and would like to keep this back-I can offer up T83, D83 and RP83 as potential replacement(s)?
Any would be perfectly acceptable. If asked to pick (I have not been), I would likely choose T83.
idj123 wrote:My other bottle was going to be a Quinta Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White but I'm conscious of Alex's line about ensuring that there was enough red stuff and so I could therefore bring two of the three 83s mentioned above if preferred. Thoughts please?
A quick check of the placemats says we're reasonably well-balanced if you bring 1 and 1. The Special Reserve White would be very nice!

Plus that would give us some golden sticky stuff to go with the brown sticky stuff and red sticky stuff.

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

Posted: 00:13 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Placemats updated.

Wolfgang: what will you be bringing?

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

Posted: 06:37 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by idj123
Glenn E. wrote:
idj123 wrote:Please sir, can I possibly substitute the SW83 for a similar vintage as I find I've quaffed all bar one bottle of the aforementioned and would like to keep this back-I can offer up T83, D83 and RP83 as potential replacement(s)?
Any would be perfectly acceptable. If asked to pick (I have not been), I would likely choose T83.
idj123 wrote:My other bottle was going to be a Quinta Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White but I'm conscious of Alex's line about ensuring that there was enough red stuff and so I could therefore bring two of the three 83s mentioned above if preferred. Thoughts please?
A quick check of the placemats says we're reasonably well-balanced if you bring 1 and 1. The Special Reserve White would be very nice!

Plus that would give us some golden sticky stuff to go with the brown sticky stuff and red sticky stuff.
Thanks Glenn- the T83 and the Old Reserve White it is then (as now reflected in the placemats). Menu choices to follow.

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

Posted: 08:21 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by WS1
jdaw1 wrote:Placemats updated.

Wolfgang: what will you be bringing?
sorry should have added that ealier; ports will be Niepoort Garrefeira 1964 and a Warre 1972 Colheita Jubileum Port (Commemorative 40th anniversary botteling for Danish Royal family) from Rob who is on a cycling trip but still sending his regards to Glenn visiting London.

regards

WS1

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

Posted: 08:53 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Very kind of Rob: doff hat.

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

Posted: 11:35 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Thank you Wolfgang and Rob: placemats updated. As most of the Champagne should be saved for the women, I have defaced my Champagne circle. Others wishing likewise should say so.
Draft food order, selections being taken from the Davy’s Woolgate food menu for August 2015.
Food order updated; further updates needed.

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

Posted: 18:08 Sat 08 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
WS1 wrote:and a Warre 1972 Colheita Jubileum Port (Commemorative 40th anniversary botteling for Danish Royal family) from Rob who is on a cycling trip but still sending his regards to Glenn visiting London.
It appears that my ability to pick dates is even more rubbish than previously thought. Not only do I cause venues to need to be refurbished, but I also manage to drive Rob off on long cycling trips.

*sigh*

Thank you for the Warre, Rob. One of these trips we'll get to enjoy some bottles together! And thank you, Wolfgang, for the Garrafeira. The Port that even Dirk forgot they made! ;)

Re: Champagne. I will taste from Mrs. Tawny's glass, so do not need one of my own.

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

Posted: 20:53 Sun 09 Aug 2015
by AHB
Mrs B would like the Seafood Linguine (no starter, dessert chosen on the day if needed).

Mr B would like a sirloin steak, medium rare, with skinny fries and not triple cooked chips with a béarnaise sauce.

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

Posted: 14:45 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Draft food order, selections being taken from the Davy’s Woolgate food menu for August 2015.
Food order: still missing Ian, Laura, Wolfgang.

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

Posted: 18:16 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by idj123
Starters-

Mr J- Welsh Rarebit
Mrs J- Buffalo Mozzarella et al

Mains

MrJ -Pave rump medium rare w triple cooked chips and bernaise sauce w side order of onion rings
Mrs J-Seafood Linguine

Desserts tbd on the night

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

Posted: 19:34 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Draft food order updated. Please could somebody check it.

Clare from Woolgate called to confirm, and it seems that we have the Brasserie (big room) rather than the Boardroom. Tables 5 × 2, so as usual one table each. The start of 5pm was confirmed. Clare is the manager, and will be on duty on Friday night.

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

Posted: 20:29 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by idj123
Food order looks fine. I am also more than happy to step aside on the champagne in the circumstances. And echo JDAW-chapeau to Rob for his contribution!

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

Posted: 20:59 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
jdaw1 wrote:Draft food order updated. Please could somebody check it.
The food order that I see on that link appears very old. My order is not included, for example.

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

Posted: 21:03 Mon 10 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
Glenn E. wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Draft food order updated. Please could somebody check it.
The food order that I see on that link appears very old. My order is not included, for example.
Very strange. It now displays correctly.

Kari would like no tomato on her burger, otherwise all is well with our order.

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

Posted: 00:38 Tue 11 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Glenn: husbands with wives, or boys with boys and girls with girls?
Julian
MaryAnne Ian
Kari Laura
Glenn Elizabeth
Wolfgang Alex

Julian
Glenn Ian
Wolfgang Alex
Kari Laura
MaryAnne Elizabeth

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

Posted: 06:31 Tue 11 Aug 2015
by Glenn E.
I'd say mixed so that there's some chance that we'll actually talk about things other than Port and cricket. :)

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

Posted: 10:21 Tue 11 Aug 2015
by jdaw1
Glenn E. wrote:talk about things other than Port and cricket.
Sure, fine idea.

But, err, what else is there?

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

Posted: 11:15 Tue 11 Aug 2015
by AHB
jdaw1 wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:talk about things other than Port and cricket.
Sure, fine idea.

But, err, what else is there?
Ooh goody. Can we talk about monetary policy and the UK inflation target? Or perhaps about US / UK / EU exchange rates? Or electoral systems and the benefits of first past the post compared to STV or proportional representation <<shudder>>?

At my Quinquagenary we sat wives between husband and another wife. This seemed to work well as it gave the wives the chance to talk to someone they know but also to find sympathy and understanding from another with their plight of having a port loving husband. But then we also challenged the wives with a blind (Champagne) tasting so they had their own wine-related discussions to have.