Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

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Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 17:11 Thu 30 Jul 2020

Hawksmoor recently emailed me to say that they were using the government "eat out to help out" scheme to offer August Monday-Wednesday diners the option of steak & chips for £10 per head, this being based on a 300g (10oz) 35 day dry aged rump.

And Hawksmoor continues to offer their Monday Night Wine Club £5 per bottle corkage rate — but are now fully booked throughout August

I'm bored with sitting at home all day every day and would very much like to meet up again for a properly socially distanced Port meal with my Port chums. Is anyone willing and able to join me for Port, Steak 'n' Chips at 18.00 on Wednesday 12th August? Given current rules, we'll be limited to 6 people:
  1. AHB (new date confirmed)
  2. NAC (new date confirmed)
  3. MPM (new date confirmed)
  4. CPR (new date confirmed)
  5. IDJ (new date confirmed)
  6. WS1 (new date confirmed)
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Post by nac » 17:44 Thu 30 Jul 2020

Provisional yes (will confirm shortly).

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by nac » 18:20 Thu 30 Jul 2020

MPM also says yes.

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by CPR 1 » 18:32 Thu 30 Jul 2020

Provisional yes, I will confirm ASAP

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by rich_n » 23:10 Thu 30 Jul 2020

I'm genuinely envious of this plan. Enjoy!

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by idj123 » 09:14 Sat 01 Aug 2020

Yes, go on, I will brave public transport and attend.

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by AHB » 22:51 Sat 01 Aug 2020

Slight problem - all the Hawksmoors that are open in London are fully booked on Mondays in August. It seems lots of wine lovers had the same idea as me but were quicker off the mark.

I'm on the waiting list but may need to organise an alternative venue at short notice.
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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by flash_uk » 15:59 Sun 02 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
22:51 Sat 01 Aug 2020
Slight problem - all the Hawksmoors that are open in London are fully booked on Mondays in August. It seems lots of wine lovers had the same idea as me but were quicker off the mark.

I'm on the waiting list but may need to organise an alternative venue at short notice.
The B&F reopens on 5 August!

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by nac » 08:55 Mon 03 Aug 2020

nac wrote:
17:44 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Provisional yes (will confirm shortly).
Can now be unprovisionalised.

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by idj123 » 13:20 Mon 03 Aug 2020

flash_uk wrote:
15:59 Sun 02 Aug 2020
AHB wrote:
22:51 Sat 01 Aug 2020
Slight problem - all the Hawksmoors that are open in London are fully booked on Mondays in August. It seems lots of wine lovers had the same idea as me but were quicker off the mark.

I'm on the waiting list but may need to organise an alternative venue at short notice.
The B&F reopens on 5 August!
...and is also in the £10 scheme.

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by PhilW » 14:25 Mon 03 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
17:11 Thu 30 Jul 2020
I'm bored with sitting at home all day every day and would very much like to meet up again for a properly socially distanced Port meal with my Port chums. Is anyone willing and able to join me for Port, Steak 'n' Chips at 18.00 on Monday 17th August? Given current rules, we'll be limited to 6 people:
I would love to; I really would. However while I am very much missing meeting up and sharing port with friends, I am in a more cautious position, and so will have to remain envious also.

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by AHB » 09:44 Wed 05 Aug 2020

flash_uk wrote:
15:59 Sun 02 Aug 2020
AHB wrote:
22:51 Sat 01 Aug 2020
Slight problem - all the Hawksmoors that are open in London are fully booked on Mondays in August. It seems lots of wine lovers had the same idea as me but were quicker off the mark.

I'm on the waiting list but may need to organise an alternative venue at short notice.
The B&F reopens on 5 August!
But not on Mondays or Tuesdays according to their website.
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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by AHB » 18:40 Wed 05 Aug 2020

I've been exchanging emails with Gary at the Boot & Flogger.

If we can switch dates to Wednesday 12th August (that's a week today), he would be delighted to accommodate us.

Please could you let me know if Wednesday 12th at the B&F would work for you?
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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by CPR 1 » 18:48 Wed 05 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
18:40 Wed 05 Aug 2020

Please could you let me know if Wednesday 12th at the B&F would work for you?
Sure does :tpf:

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by flash_uk » 09:23 Thu 06 Aug 2020

Good for me!

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Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Post by nac » 09:58 Thu 06 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
18:40 Wed 05 Aug 2020
Please could you let me know if Wednesday 12th at the B&F would work for you?
Yup - works for me.

Now having a think about what to bring...

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by WS1 » 13:50 Thu 06 Aug 2020

Hi,

if still possible I would like to join you on Wednesday 12th.

regards

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 09:13 Fri 07 Aug 2020

All booked for the Green Room for 6pm on Wednesday 12th August.

Please note the early finish of 22.00.

Ian - please confirm whether the new date works for you when you are able to.

Wolfgang - you have a seat at the table.
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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by idj123 » 12:50 Fri 07 Aug 2020

Alas,no, already booked up for that date :(

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 15:08 Fri 07 Aug 2020

Sorry Ian, the change of date was inevitably going to mess things up for someone.

But that means there’s a seat free if anyone wants it.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by idj123 » 17:55 Fri 07 Aug 2020

Actually, it looks like I’m back in :D

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 23:16 Fri 07 Aug 2020

And the free seat created by Ian dropping out goes to Ian! I’m pleased and relieved the original five could make the new date and be joined by Wolfgang.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 23:19 Fri 07 Aug 2020

I suggest a theme of “Port you’d like to share with other Port lovers to celebrate the end of lockdown while remaining appropriately socially distanced”

Any alternative suggestions?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by nac » 05:48 Sat 08 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
23:19 Fri 07 Aug 2020
I suggest a theme of “Port you’d like to share with other Port lovers to celebrate the end of lockdown while remaining appropriately socially distanced”

Any alternative suggestions?
Perfect.

Still undecided...

Sighted?

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Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Post by AHB » 11:01 Sat 08 Aug 2020

I prefer blind since that just takes away any possible label bias.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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