Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

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Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by Glenn E. » 19:33 Mon 08 Jun 2015

My wife and I will be travelling through London on Friday, August 14th, and would love to get together for some Port and dinner. We arrive in London from Seattle that day, so an earlier gathering is probably better or we might fall asleep at the table.

1) Will anyone be available?

2) Is 5:00 or 5:30 too early to start? (We'll be lucky to remain upright much past 9:30... 10:00 at the latest.)

Venue: 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).

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

Current draft of the placemats (and parameters by which made).
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(Parameters GlassesCirclesFadingFactor and GlassesCrossedOut added to the software for this tasting. Comment welcomed, ideally in the software thread.)
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:55 Mon 08 Jun 2015

Subject to matrimonial orders, include me in. I’ll reserve the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger.

Given your likely exhaustion, the theme could be ‘Bring a Bottle, Perhaps of Tawny’.

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Post by Glenn E. » 20:27 Mon 08 Jun 2015

Excellent, thank you. Davy's Holborn was under renovation during my last trip, but the Boot & Flogger was not yet the new standard.

SCP-DFS, aka Mrs. Tawny, also tends to enjoy Tawny more than VP. A mix would be lovely. But the company matters more than the Port, so that's already a win.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by jdaw1 » 20:33 Mon 08 Jun 2015

I knew that the Elliotts were a tawny family.

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Post by Glenn E. » 22:58 Mon 08 Jun 2015

SCP-DFS wishes that I make it clear that other Supreme Commanders are also invited, should they deem us worthy. "Us" meaning TPF denizens, not Mr. and Mrs. Tawny.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 07:09 Tue 09 Jun 2015

Mr & Mrs B are delighted to accept. 5.30pm is probably the earliest I could start but I don't know what time the B&F kitchen opens for dinner in the evening.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by idj123 » 12:58 Tue 09 Jun 2015

It would be good to see Glenn again (and meet better half) and so consider me in-I will apply for a pass out forthwith.

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Post by Glenn E. » 19:11 Wed 10 Jun 2015

Splendid! I don't believe that I have met Mrs. B; I look forward to the opportunity.

Ian - bring the pass issuer with you!
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Post by jdaw1 » 19:51 Wed 10 Jun 2015

On Monday 8th I emailed the B&F to reserve the Green Room. As the B&F hasn’t replied, and our party is growing, I’ve called and upgraded us to the Red Room. Reservation for 16:30, but we might have to wait at the bar if the lunch team hasn’t yet gone.

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.

Note for future use: 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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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by SCP-DFF » 20:03 Wed 10 Jun 2015

I'm in.

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Post by Glenn E. » 01:12 Thu 11 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.
Boo!

Are there any other establishments that TPF feels are in need of refurbishment? If so, let me know and I will arrange to visit them.
SCP-DFF wrote:I'm in.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by DRT » 18:00 Sun 14 Jun 2015

Unfortunately, DRT and SCP-DFC will be approximately 450 miles too far north to join this event :(

Have fun!
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Post by Glenn E. » 05:50 Mon 15 Jun 2015

DRT wrote:Unfortunately, DRT and SCP-DFC will be approximately 450 miles too far north to join this event :(

Have fun!
We will try!
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Post by jdaw1 » 10:11 Mon 15 Jun 2015

Blind or sighted? I suspect that at least some of our better halves would prefer sighted, but perhaps not all.

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Post by Glenn E. » 16:52 Mon 15 Jun 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Blind or sighted? I suspect that at least some of our better halves would prefer sighted, but perhaps not all.
Sighted, I think. Mrs. Tawny likes Port, but doesn't like trying to figure out what she's drinking. She likes to hear the story of the Port (if any) while she's tasting it.
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:02 Mon 15 Jun 2015

Glenn E. wrote:Sighted
Then, for placemats purposes, people are asked to reveal.

The Wisemans will bring:
• A 1980s Warre LBV, precise year to be revealed later;
• Ramos Pinto 1983 (being the backup bottle provided by RP for the Ramos Pinto vertical on Tuesday 21st October 2014).

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

Post by Glenn E. » 22:13 Mon 15 Jun 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Sighted
Then, for placemats purposes, people are asked to reveal.
Provided they arrive in time, the Elliotts will bring a Quinta do Mourao 60-yr old. They will have been (very) recently bottled, so should not suffer too much from travel shock.

We should probably adopt our second bottle to avoid said travel shock. If someone has a G83 available, I think that would be lovely side-by-side with the Wiseman RP83. I am otherwise open to suggestions/offers.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by AHB » 08:58 Tue 16 Jun 2015

Oh no, a decision to be made in advance. Ho hum. Let me start procrastinating now in the hope of making a decision soon.
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Re: Friday 14 August, 2015 - pending emergency, London

Post by idj123 » 12:58 Wed 17 Jun 2015

Glenn E. wrote:
Ian - bring the pass issuer with you!
I am working on Mrs J although it will require us having to find a babysitter (hopefully the mother-in-law can step up to the plate). I'll confirm when I can (and also then the Ports we will be bringing).

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

Post by AHB » 09:27 Thu 18 Jun 2015

If Mrs B, SCP-DFF, Mrs Tawny and possibly Mrs J are attending I will assume that all like Champagne.

I will therefore bring a bottle of Cask 33 (hopefully) and a bottle of Bollinger Grand Annee 2000. Please note that this means I will be relying heavily on you other chaps to make sure there is no shortage of proper red port!!
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Post by Glenn E. » 15:39 Thu 18 Jun 2015

I can confirm that Mrs. Tawny does indeed enjoy bubbly.
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Post by AHB » 18:15 Thu 18 Jun 2015

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

Post by benread » 19:43 Thu 18 Jun 2015

Glenn,

Regrettably I will be about 1000 miles South of DRT that night - somewhere near La Rochelle. Sorry to miss you both. I've been waiting for an opportunity to pick your brains about BBQ / Smoking. We are about to move house and a new smoker is on my list of 'I want' items!

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

Post by idj123 » 13:31 Fri 19 Jun 2015

Mrs J has indicated her attendance in principle (subject to availability of a babysitter). Now what to bring...if we're on a '83 theme, how about a SW83 to accompany the RP and (potentially) G? And the other bottle-should this also be red or perhaps an aged white?

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

Post by jdaw1 » 14:33 Fri 19 Jun 2015

Current draft of the placemats added to the first post.

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