Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Sun 28 Jan 2018

Food order started. Peeps: please order food and reveal Port.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Post by PhilW » 23:36 Sun 28 Jan 2018

PhilW wrote:
11:54 Tue 16 Jan 2018
There is the tiniest of tiny chances that I might be able to attend, though it's not likely right now.
All being well, i am now hoping to be able to attend.

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:08 Mon 29 Jan 2018

PhilW wrote:All being well, i am now hoping to be able to attend.
Excellent. Please order food and reveal Port.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Post by AHB » 16:00 Mon 29 Jan 2018

PhilW wrote:
23:36 Sun 28 Jan 2018
PhilW wrote:
11:54 Tue 16 Jan 2018
There is the tiniest of tiny chances that I might be able to attend, though it's not likely right now.
All being well, i am now hoping to be able to attend.
Very good news. I shall keep my fingers crossed between now and then.

Irayna has said that if we pre-order 2-3 days in advance, she would be able to get steaks in to order (ie. we're not limited to the rib eye on the menu but can order anything from the Donald Russell steak range), in which case my food order is:
  • No starter
  • 350g bone in rib-eye with thin fries and a béarnaise sauce
  • Dessert (if any) on the night
  • A pot of loose leaf Earl Grey tea
If I can't get the bone in steak I'll just go with the standard rib-eye from the menu.
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by AHB » 16:13 Mon 29 Jan 2018

I shall bring a bottle of Fonseca 1963, formerly of the cellar of a minor British noble, with which to welcome Wilfred Stars to his new status as a subject.
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Post by DRT » 20:27 Mon 29 Jan 2018

DRT wrote:
02:25 Sat 27 Jan 2018
  • Starter: Grilled scallops and bacon with tiger prawns, spring onion and chilli (starter portion)
  • Main: Rib eye steak (medium rare) with hand cut chips
  • Savoury: Nothing
  • Pudding: Nothing
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Irayna has said that if we pre-order 2-3 days in advance, she would be able to get steaks in to order (ie. we're not limited to the rib eye on the menu but can order anything from the Donald Russell steak range)
How exciting, in which case my order changes to:
  • Starter: Nothing
  • Main: Carnivores' Rib Steak* (medium rare) with grilled tomato and mushrooms
  • Savoury: Nothing
  • Pudding: Nothing
*I realise that this option might come at a premium, which I am happy to pay.
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Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Post by PhilW » 12:07 Tue 30 Jan 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
00:08 Mon 29 Jan 2018
Please order food and reveal Port.
Port: Niepoort 1970 (dumpy).
Yes, I know, it isn't a British shipper, but it certainly should be Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, is a bottle I have been saving for a special occasion and would like to share with Wolfgang, and is a bottle which didn't originally live in the UK, but found it's way here a few years ago where we will now celebrate its inclusion, so I think that makes it more than worthy and suitable.

Food:
  • Starter: Welsh rarebit
  • Main: If someone would like to share, then a Chateaubriand* (either rare or medium-rare); otherwise a Carnivores Rib* (medium-rare)
    + béarnaise sauce, + green beans please.
  • Dessert: -
*per others, more than happy to pay the steak premium; and thank you Alex/Irayna for the extended options.

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Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Post by DRT » 00:06 Wed 31 Jan 2018

PhilW wrote:
12:07 Tue 30 Jan 2018
Port: Niepoort 1970 (dumpy).
Yes, I know, it isn't a British shipper, but it certainly should be Port Fit for A New Subject of Her Majesty, is a bottle I have been saving for a special occasion and would like to share with Wolfgang, and is a bottle which didn't originally live in the UK, but found it's way here a few years ago where we will now celebrate its inclusion, so I think that makes it more than worthy and suitable.
I entirely agree, this is a worthy bottle. Perhaps it could be labelled "Remainer 1970 (dumpy)"?
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by DaveRL » 13:16 Wed 31 Jan 2018

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: 350g bone in rib-eye (rare) with thin fries. Rib-eye from menu if not possible to get this.
Side: Green beans

Thanks, and thank you Alex and Irayna for the extended options.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by AHB » 15:15 Wed 31 Jan 2018

Apologies, I should have said that I would like my steak medium rare please, but charred out the outside.
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by WS1 » 17:15 Wed 31 Jan 2018

with regards to food I would like to share the Chateubriand with Phil and welsh rabbit for starters. As Port I will bring either Cockburns 55, Grahams 55 or Fonseca 66 whichever I find first!

Looking fwd to the event

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by CPR 1 » 21:28 Wed 31 Jan 2018

Excellent, for food I would like:-

Start - Cornish Crab salad
Main - T bone steak (black and blue) with béarnaise sauce, chips and green beans

Provisionally I will bring a G70, but this may become a T66

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 Wed 31 Jan 2018

WS1 wrote:
17:15 Wed 31 Jan 2018
As Port I will bring either Cockburns 55, Grahams 55 or Fonseca 66 whichever I find first!
But on this day you are the guest!

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by AHB » 23:23 Wed 31 Jan 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Wed 31 Jan 2018
WS1 wrote:
17:15 Wed 31 Jan 2018
As Port I will bring either Cockburns 55, Grahams 55 or Fonseca 66 whichever I find first!
But on this day you are the guest!
Shush! If our guest wishes to bring Ck55, G55 or F66 it would be churlish to refuse his request to thank us for our hospitality. We will, at least, be able to buy him dinner that night.
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by idj123 » 14:32 Thu 01 Feb 2018

AHB wrote:
23:23 Wed 31 Jan 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Wed 31 Jan 2018
WS1 wrote:
17:15 Wed 31 Jan 2018
As Port I will bring either Cockburns 55, Grahams 55 or Fonseca 66 whichever I find first!
But on this day you are the guest!
Shush! If our guest wishes to bring Ck55, G55 or F66 it would be churlish to refuse his request to thank us for our hospitality. We will, at least, be able to buy him dinner that night.
Quite so-it would be most unbritish of us to decline such a kind offer and risk offending a new citizen.

And talking of dinner, looks like whilst I was away, I missed an opportunity to share in the Chateaubriand (which is a shame) and so instead I will plump for:

Truffle mac and cheese
Rump steak (medium-rare) with chips
Deseert TBD on the night

I see that Charles has suggested he might bring a T66-could I politely offer up this prospect instead since this is one 66 that I have more than handful of bottles of?

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by flash_uk » 16:34 Thu 01 Feb 2018

Goodness me, a fight for who brings T66. What a dilemma!

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by CPR 1 » 22:15 Thu 01 Feb 2018

idj123 wrote:
14:32 Thu 01 Feb 2018

I see that Charles has suggested he might bring a T66-could I politely offer up this prospect instead since this is one 66 that I have more than handful of bottles of?
Ian please bring your T66 I will bring something else suitable

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Thu 01 Feb 2018

Nobody would be very offended by double rations of T66. Nor by 1×T66 + 1×G70.

This is shaping up very nicely — placemats updated.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by AHB » 14:05 Fri 02 Feb 2018

The placemats and line-up do look very good. Can anyone volunteer to print them? I can't, as I will be arriving back in the UK that morning especially to attend Wolfgang's welcome dinner.
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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by idj123 » 14:08 Fri 02 Feb 2018

CPR 1 wrote:
22:15 Thu 01 Feb 2018
idj123 wrote:
14:32 Thu 01 Feb 2018

I see that Charles has suggested he might bring a T66-could I politely offer up this prospect instead since this is one 66 that I have more than handful of bottles of?
Ian please bring your T66 I will bring something else suitable
Thanks Charles and yes, this is shaping up very nicely. Is Mr Starz still bringing the F60 (adopted from JDAW) ?

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by Doggett » 17:13 Fri 02 Feb 2018

I very much hope I could come but need to check the week before on Zac cover. I would not be eating but would be more than happy to cover service and Ws1 contributions. If Phil is coming it would be a TV69 if not a Dow 80 for my bottle.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by jdaw1 » 23:52 Fri 02 Feb 2018

Both the food order and the placemats have been updated.

But I’d happily share a very rare chateaubriand: who wants it rarest? Wolfgang? Phil? Ian?

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by PhilW » 09:54 Sat 03 Feb 2018

"Black and rare" would be my ideal, but am happy to be flexible as best fits us all (with a steak that thick, black and blue can still be a little cool in the middle if they haven't warmed slightly).

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by WS1 » 14:45 Tue 06 Feb 2018

Hi Phil, Julian,

I would like to have a Chateaubriand but not as muuuuhhhh (Black and blue) as you like. So you two seem to be a perfect match. :lol:
Happy to share a Chateaubriand medium rare to rare. Sorry but my German roots come through here.....
Maybe another attendee would like to share?
Not had time yet to locate the port yet as I was in Austria for a Hermitage tasting over the weekend. Will do over the course of this week.

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Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Post by jdaw1 » 22:41 Tue 06 Feb 2018

JDAW, on Mon 5th Feb 2018, wrote:We’re coming for Port on Thu 15th Feb, and reportedly can order any fancy steaks if early enough. Please, am I early enough
www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180215_ThePortForum_food.pdf
Hannah at the B&F, on Tue 6th Feb 2018, wrote:You are indeed early enough! I have just sent off the request to head office for the pricings so I can let you know.

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