Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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Seems like a long way to the next scheduled tasting. Anyone in and around London on Wednesday 9 August for an informal get together at the usual place? Bring a bottle - hopefully we have enough people to book the Green Room rather than the Sauna Room upstairs...

Where: The Green Room, The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18:30 on Wednesday 9th August 2017
What: Bring a bottle to share (blind)

People
  1. MPM;
  2. CPR;
  3. DRL;
  4. TC;
  5. IDJ;
  6. AHB;
  7. JDAW;
  8. SCD;
  9. WPS;
  10. CMAG;
  11. TEF.
Draft of the food order.

Current draft of the placemats.
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9th is good for me, yes please

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Yes please. Good idea.
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Works for me...
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I should be able to make this also.
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The date works for me. It's in my diary.

The thought makes me thirsty. I shall start another thread to see if we can get together any earlier.
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Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Splendid - Green Room at the B&F is booked. I'll ask for food pre-orders shortly, to minimise the admin on the evening.

Simple theme of bring a bottle blind.
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flash_uk wrote: 15:51 Mon 10 Jul 2017Simple theme of bring a bottle blind.
Really? Doesn't have to be port?
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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AHB wrote: 18:07 Mon 10 Jul 2017
flash_uk wrote: 15:51 Mon 10 Jul 2017Simple theme of bring a bottle blind.
Really? Doesn't have to be port?
Steady on! Bring a blind bottle of port.
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Simple placemats added to first post.
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I'm in..
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uncle tom wrote: 18:50 Mon 17 Jul 2017I'm in..
Noted, and top post updated. That takes us to 8 persons which is max for the Green Room. If we had a sudden rush for more attendees I can inquire about the Red Room. Or would it make sense to just go for the Red Room if it is available?
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I'd stick with the green room for the moment, but enquire if the red room is available.
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AHB wrote: 23:32 Wed 19 Jul 2017 I'd stick with the green room for the moment, but enquire if the red room is available.
Done. Red Room is available as of today. Let's see where things end up.
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Hi Ian, Alex

if there is still a free spot I would like to join in. Also can we please under all scenarios go into the air conditioned area downstairs?

In case of upstairs I would like to mention that similar to Greenland i get dark spots with all the heat..... :roll: :lol:

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WS1 wrote: 15:19 Tue 25 Jul 2017 Hi Ian, Alex

if there is still a free spot I would like to join in. Also can we please under all scenarios go into the air conditioned area downstairs?

In case of upstairs I would like to mention that similar to Greenland i get dark spots with all the heat..... :roll: :lol:

regards
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Welcome aboard Wolfgang.

Have called the B&F and moved us to the Red Room.
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flash_uk wrote: 10:24 Thu 06 Jul 2017 Seems like a long way to the next scheduled tasting. Anyone in and around London on Wednesday 9 August for an informal get together at the usual place? Bring a bottle - hopefully we have enough people to book the Green Room rather than the Sauna Room upstairs...

Where: The Green Red Room, The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18:30 on Wednesday 9th August 2017
What: Bring a bottle to share (blind)

People
  1. MPM;
  2. CPR;
  3. DRL;
  4. TC;
  5. IDJ;
  6. AHB;
  7. JDAW;
  8. THRA;
  9. WPS.
Current draft of the placemats.
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If there is going to be room... may I please come along? It has been a hellish couple of months and I am extremely thirsty for some lovely port!
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Doggett wrote: 10:39 Mon 31 Jul 2017 If there is going to be room... may I please come along? It has been a hellish couple of months and I am extremely thirsty for some lovely port!
Plenty of space now we're in the Red Room. Welcome aboard.
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flash_uk wrote: 15:47 Mon 31 Jul 2017 Plenty of space now we're in the Red Room. Welcome aboard.
Many thanks...looking forward to it.
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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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Folks could you please place your food orders.

Starters
Truffled Mac & Cheese
Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts
Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing
Roast goat’s cheese with smoked almonds, watercress and beetroot
Duck liver pâté with toasted sourdough bread and pickled cucumber, onions and cornichons
Melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing
Plate of smoked salmon served with Melba toast

Main courses
Grilled chicken breast with smoked peppers, rocket and lemon thyme dressing
Grilled gammon steak and hand-cut chips with gooseberry ketchup, fried pickled onion rings and duck egg (add black pudding?)
Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli
Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (add Béarnaise or green peppercorn sauce?)
Davy’s bangers and mash with Madeira and onion gravy
Halloumi and quinoa salad with smoked paprika, lemon dressing, heritage tomatoes and baby spinach
Fennel and lemon risotto with ricotta and chilli
Roasted sea bass with basil and fennel whipped mash, tomato and olive dressing
Linguine with chilli, basil, Pecorino and heritage tomato

Sides
Triple cooked chips
Buttered new season potatoes
Traditional mashed potato
Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli
Green beans with shallots
Market salad

Desserts, puddings and savoury
Chocolate hazelnut brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate fudge sauce
Coconut milk pudding with shortbread, passion fruit and mango
Bramdean pudding
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and clotted cream
Treacle tart with custard
Welsh rarebit
Selection of Cheeses (choose on the night)
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I'll go for:
* No starter
* Scallops and bacon with tiger prawns and spring onion BUT NO CHILLI
* Side of chips
* Desert on the day (perhaps)
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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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I had thought of going off piste but then returned to my senses and so:

-Truffle Mac and Cheese
-Sirloin steak (medium rare) and chips
-dessert-tbd on the night.

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I've gone out on a limb. No idea what came over me. Expect I'll regret it.

Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing
Roasted sea bass with basil and fennel whipped mash, tomato and olive dressing
Side of Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli

This should all be OK for me according to the menu but please could a note asking for it to be Gluten Free be added (they will take extra care if they know).

Thanks
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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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• Truffled Mac.
• Chargrilled sirloin steak, blue, no sauce.

Thank you.
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