Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

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Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by flash_uk » 19:34 Wed 04 Mar 2015

This post to hold arrangements as and when agreed.

When: Thursday 26 March 2015. Room to be booked from 6pm; start time 6½pm.

Theme: Bring a blind bottle with a clue

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


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  1. CPR;
  2. JDAW;
  3. DRT
  4. THRA.
The food order.

Current draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, theme TBC

Post by flash_uk » 19:35 Wed 04 Mar 2015

How about "bring a blind bottle" as a theme? Avoids the need for any serious organisation...

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, theme TBC

Post by idj123 » 21:08 Wed 04 Mar 2015

Bring a blinded bottle sounds good to me-I'm in.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, theme TBC

Post by flash_uk » 21:28 Wed 04 Mar 2015

idj123 wrote:Bring a blinded bottle sounds good to me-I'm in.
First post updated.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, theme TBC

Post by jdaw1 » 23:47 Thu 05 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:How about "bring a blind bottle" as a theme?
How about a theme of “Bring an optically-impaired bottle”? So bring a bottle, but wrapped — or a variant thereof — that leaves a slightly visible clue.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, theme TBC

Post by flash_uk » 01:02 Mon 09 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:How about "bring a blind bottle" as a theme?
How about a theme of “Bring an optically-impaired bottle”? So bring a bottle, but wrapped — or a variant thereof — that leaves a slightly visible clue.
Theme updated.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 21:06 Mon 09 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:Where: Depending on numbers, either
The Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA, tel +44 20 7407 1184 (streetmap.co.uk, bing, maps.google.co.uk); or
Davy’s at Woolgate, 25 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5HA, tel +44 20 7600 5216 (streetmap.co.uk, bing, maps.google.co.uk; plus.google.com).
A reservation should be made, which must be preceded by a decision.

For me the venue of the B&F is better, but Woolgate’s manager’s enthusiasm needs rewarding. Hmm: I’d choose the B&F.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by CPR 1 » 21:17 Mon 09 Mar 2015

B&F gets my vote!

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by flash_uk » 00:58 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Yes I am leaning towards the B&F. Woolgate could be used next time we have a tasting with the full complement of 14 attending, as their large room can adequately cope.

Edit: will call tomorrow.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 01:06 Tue 10 Mar 2015

flash_uk wrote:Depending on numbers
flash_uk wrote:Woolgate could be used next time we have a tasting with the full complement of 14 attending, as their large room can adequately cope.
Oh, I had guessed that it would be the other way round, as The Ovens in The B&F could accommodate most of 30.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by DRT » 13:41 Tue 10 Mar 2015

Yes, please. B&F much preferred by me.

It won't take a genius to work out what I will be bringing.

If Phil is attending there will also be a bonus bottle that is to be drunk with the team.
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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by flash_uk » 15:50 Tue 10 Mar 2015

B&F green room secured. Top post updated, together with attendee updates.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 15:51 Thu 19 Mar 2015

The placemats added to first post.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by PhilW » 20:27 Sat 21 Mar 2015

I'm now definitely not able to make this one, sorry.
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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by uncle tom » 05:16 Sun 22 Mar 2015

Count me in..
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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by flash_uk » 09:11 Sun 22 Mar 2015

Top post updated.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by flash_uk » 23:26 Mon 23 Mar 2015

Team, a minor catastrophe, I can no longer make this Thursday. There remain 5 willing and capable participants - could someone take control and steer the ship home? The room is booked but no food preorder has been made, although perhaps not essential with a smaller group.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 00:06 Tue 24 Mar 2015

I’ll seize ancient powers.

Food order please. Davy’s website is broken, so from memory. Or use the clues.

Starters we have recently ordered:
◊ Potted shrimps with granary toast
◊ Truffle Mac & Cheese
◊ Chicken liver pâté with toast
◊ Grilled queen scallops with herb and garlic butter and wilted greens

Mains recently ordered:
• Chargrilled sirloin steak with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (black-and-blue) [meaning burnt on the outside and rare in the middle; if not possible then medium-rare]
• Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (black-and-blue, no sauce)
• Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (medium-rare, no sauce)
• Chargrilled sirloin steak with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (rare)
• Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (rare, no sauce)
• Gammon, egg and chips with black pudding
• Gammon, egg and chips without black pudding
• Gammon, egg and chips with black pudding (no egg)
• Rare sirloin of beef

Sides recently ordered:
· Creamed spinach
· Peas and beans with mint lemon and butter
· Buttered carrots


Link: the food order.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by DRT » 02:23 Tue 24 Mar 2015

My order:

Starter: Grilled queen scallops with herb and garlic butterand wilted greens
Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (medium-rare, no sauce)
Savory: Gammon, eggs x2 (sunny side up, soft yolk) & fries.
Desert: Nothing, I am on a diet.
Cheese: TBC
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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 09:13 Tue 24 Mar 2015

Happily for your blood pressure, your life coach is submitting the order. Choose one main course.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by idj123 » 13:55 Tue 24 Mar 2015

Regrettably, I have to drop out of Thursday's tasting and break my 100% at the B&F this year already my wife having shamelessly booked that night out way before I agreed to participate (apparently!). And this is not the only tasting I have to exit from..

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 15:53 Tue 24 Mar 2015

uncle tom, by PM, wrote:Medium rare sirloin + soup
Food order updated.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by CPR 1 » 21:09 Tue 24 Mar 2015

Potted Shrimps, Sirloin steak black and blue with a side of spinach please

Thanks

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Tue 24 Mar 2015

Please could somebody (other than me) check the food order and the placemats.

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Re: Thurs 26 March 2015, Bring a blind bottle with a clue

Post by DRT » 00:47 Wed 25 Mar 2015

DRT wrote:Main: Chargrilled sirloin steak 220g with hand-cut chips and grilled tomato (medium-rare, no sauce)
Savory: Gammon, eggs x2 (sunny side up, soft yolk) & fries.
jdaw1 wrote:Happily for your blood pressure, your life coach is submitting the order. Choose one main course.
:( I mistakenly thought that I might be allowed a treat to celebrate five decades of graceful aging. Perhaps not.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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