Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

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Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 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 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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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by CPR 1 » 18:21 Thu 06 Jul 2017

9th is good for me, yes please

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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by DaveRL » 21:05 Thu 06 Jul 2017

Yes please. Good idea.

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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by forest26 » 07:53 Sun 09 Jul 2017

Works for me...

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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by idj123 » 13:24 Mon 10 Jul 2017

I should be able to make this also.

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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by AHB » 14:39 Mon 10 Jul 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 15:51 Mon 10 Jul 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by AHB » 18:07 Mon 10 Jul 2017

flash_uk wrote:
15:51 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Simple theme of bring a bottle blind.
Really? Doesn't have to be port?
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Re: Summer Thirst

Post by flash_uk » 22:29 Tue 11 Jul 2017

AHB wrote:
18:07 Mon 10 Jul 2017
flash_uk wrote:
15:51 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Simple 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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Tue 11 Jul 2017

Simple placemats added to first post.

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by uncle tom » 18:50 Mon 17 Jul 2017

I'm in..
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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 19:38 Mon 17 Jul 2017

uncle tom wrote:
18:50 Mon 17 Jul 2017
I'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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by AHB » 23:32 Wed 19 Jul 2017

I'd stick with the green room for the moment, but enquire if the red room is available.
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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 11:23 Thu 20 Jul 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by WS1 » 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:

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 14:35 Wed 26 Jul 2017

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
WS1
Welcome aboard Wolfgang.

Have called the B&F and moved us to the Red Room.

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 14:37 Wed 26 Jul 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by Doggett » 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!

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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by flash_uk » 15:47 Mon 31 Jul 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by Doggett » 16:26 Mon 31 Jul 2017

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

Post by flash_uk » 23:13 Wed 02 Aug 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by AHB » 08:57 Thu 03 Aug 2017

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

Post by idj123 » 13:33 Thu 03 Aug 2017

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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Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Post by DaveRL » 17:59 Thu 03 Aug 2017

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

Post by jdaw1 » 22:49 Thu 03 Aug 2017

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

Thank you.

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