Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

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Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 19:28 Sun 10 Jan 2016

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

Where: The Red Room, The Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 (streetmap.co.uk, bing, maps.google.co.uk)

When: 6½pm on Monday 8th February 2016.

Theme: Bring A Bottle, Sighted.

People:
  1. B-KS (F85);
  2. JDAW (NN87);
  3. MPM (Cr63);
  4. CPR (F70);
  5. DRT (Ck77, O72);
  6. SCD (S63);
  7. IDJ (O70);
  8. GLHBD (D97);
  9. AHB (BN60);
  10. WPS (Mz63).
Current draft of our food order;

Current draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made). (However, do not print from the link. What can happen is that computers cache copies, so printing from this link might cause an old version to be printed. To prevent this I will email the latest version to whoever is printing.)
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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by jdaw1 » 19:28 Sun 10 Jan 2016

My elder brother-in-law (resolving the English language’s paucity of term for distant relations, the elder of my wife’s brothers) will be visiting London at the start of February. He normally lives in a low-Port city — Beijing — and has heard of the life-enhancing powers of vitamin P1. (It’s better than believing that tiger brains or rhino pancreas increase libido.) Indeed, he has heard the fables of the vitamin-P1 rich evenings enjoyed by his brother-in-law (other meaning of term).

This is, of course, an emergency.

Please choose between Monday 1st, Wednesday 3rd, and Monday 8th February 2016. Wednesday would have the advantage that the B&F is open until 11pm rather than Mondays’ 10pm.

The theme could be Bring A Bottle, Sighted.

Presumably the usual location.

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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by flash_uk » 20:15 Sun 10 Jan 2016

Count me in. As things stand I could do all three dates with a slight preference for the 8th.

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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by CPR 1 » 21:00 Sun 10 Jan 2016

Monday the 8th is the only date I can do. If this works for others I will look forward to joining you

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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Sun 10 Jan 2016

It is looking like Monday 8th February 2016, but a decision will be taken tomorrow evening based on which date works for the most people.

Any objection to the proposed theme?
jdaw1 wrote:The theme could be Bring A Bottle, Sighted.

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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by DRT » 23:30 Sun 10 Jan 2016

On 1st Feb I might be in Darlington and traveling to London late afternoon, so could join late.

On 3rd Feb I will be traveling from London to Liverpool so would have to leave early and, ideally, sober.

On 8th Feb I can be in London, have an early finish at work and stay up late.

On balance, and after very careful consideration, I would prefer the 8th of Feb.
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Re: Emergency, February, Mon 1st or Wed 3rd or Mon 8th

Post by jdaw1 » 23:34 Sun 10 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:a decision will be taken tomorrow evening based on which date works for the most people.
That policy has been binned. In the best political fashion, it’s a U turn: not waiting. Monday 8th February 2016 it is. First post has been updated.

Before I reveal, is the theme acceptable?

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 23:43 Sun 10 Jan 2016

Splendid.

Yes.
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 23:45 Sun 10 Jan 2016

Just to clarify, is this a different wife's brother to the one we shared eight bottles with in Paris? {He drinking one glass and us drinking eight bottles minus one glass}
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 23:47 Sun 10 Jan 2016

DRT wrote:Just to clarify, is this a different wife's brother to the one we shared eight bottles with in Paris? {He drinking one glass and us drinking eight bottles minus one glass}
That was a boyfriend of a friend of the wife. But he might have had a married sister, in which case, yes indeed, a different wife’s brother.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 23:51 Sun 10 Jan 2016

I am sure you will understand why it is difficult to remember fine details from that evening.
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 23:54 Sun 10 Jan 2016

I reveal F85 and NN87. Draft of placemats added to first post.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 23:58 Sun 10 Jan 2016

Ck77 from me.
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by Doggett » 00:08 Mon 11 Jan 2016

I do love an Emergency! Please count me in. My contribution to be a Sandeman 63.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 00:40 Mon 11 Jan 2016

With six of us a pre-ordering the food is worthwhile.
• Current draft of our food order;
Menu from which selection to be made.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 01:40 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Chicken liver parfait with toast.
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato - medium rare.

Thank you.
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by Doggett » 01:53 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Smoked salmon to start and steak and chips rare for the main please.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 02:00 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Doggett wrote:Smoked salmon to start and steak and chips rare for the main please.
Please be warned that Julian does not cope well with unspecific descriptions.

I assume you mean: "Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato" (rare), not [cold] "Rare sirloin of beef"?

Fatal mistakes have been made previously. It pays to be specific when dealing with this particular waiter :wink:
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by SCP-DFF » 08:28 Mon 11 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Just to clarify, is this a different wife's brother to the one we shared eight bottles with in Paris? {He drinking one glass and us drinking eight bottles minus one glass}
That was a boyfriend of a friend of the wife. But he might have had a married sister, in which case, yes indeed, a different wife’s brother.
No, I think it was my younger brother. DRT is right. Good memory. In fact, this 'emergency tasting' on the 8th was inspired by a conversation I had with my younger brother just recently over the holidays. He asked me, "Do you know if Julian has any port tastings coming up while Ken is visiting? I think he'd really like it. When I went, I thought is was excellent." So I asked Julian if he had any tastings coming up and if Ken could join in. "Oh, I think one can be rounded up for emergency purposes."

So, yes, I think DRT is thinking about the time when Jun, my younger brother, went a few years ago back in Paris. (Julian, I don't even know who this 'boyfriend of a friend' of mine is. Which friend? Which boyf?)

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by jdaw1 » 10:09 Mon 11 Jan 2016

No. It was Laurent (boyf of wife’s friend Alexa) whose name appears on pp7-9 of the placemats. As I said. My wife’s other brother went to the Dow Magnumonicon.

The Green Room at the B&F has been booked.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by Doggett » 10:56 Mon 11 Jan 2016

DRT wrote:
Doggett wrote:Smoked salmon to start and steak and chips rare for the main please.
Please be warned that Julian does not cope well with unspecific descriptions.

I assume you mean: "Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato" (rare), not [cold] "Rare sirloin of beef"?

Fatal mistakes have been made previously. It pays to be specific when dealing with this particular waiter :wink:
Derek's assumption was correct and I humbly apologise for my lack of detail :)

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by flash_uk » 12:04 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Magnificent. My food order:
Crab toast with chilli, fennel and avocado
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g (rare) with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato
Peas and beans with mint lemon and butter

Which offering would folks prefer from Cr63, GC70 and T77?
Last edited by flash_uk on 18:36 Mon 11 Jan 2016, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by DRT » 13:43 Mon 11 Jan 2016

flash_uk wrote:Which offering would folks prefer from Cr63, GC70 and T77?
I would vote for the Cr63. Haven't had it in a while but recall it being a lovely, elegant glass of Port.
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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by Doggett » 13:49 Mon 11 Jan 2016

DRT wrote:
flash_uk wrote:Which offering would folks prefer from Cr63, GC70 and T77?
I would vote for the Cr63. Haven't had it in a while but recall it being a lovely, elegant glass of Port.
I would put my vote with Derek (Cr63) on the basis that I am looking forward to a GC70 in April at the Gould Campbell vertical. having said that, any of the three should be delicious and it would be great to taste any of those proposed.

Simon

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Re: Emergency, B&F, Monday 8th February 2016

Post by idj123 » 14:50 Mon 11 Jan 2016

I'm in. Will revert with bottle and food order.

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