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Jac
Tuesday 22 September 2009 5.51pm
Rota has now been sent by email so please let me know if you dont get it.

We have 8 new members for this round so it may be nice if as many of us as possible get together for a drink beforehand. So I suggest:
The Britannia, Kipling Street Monday 5th or Tuesday 6th October 7.30pm. Let me know if this suits or suggest alternative dates if not. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Jac
Thursday 1 October 2009 2.30pm
It's confirmed drinks Tuesday 6th Oct in The Britannia from 7.30pm
Tuesday 6 October 2009 5.10pm
Hurrah - see you there later then!
Jac
Saturday 10 October 2009 10.26am
The October Cookies got off to a flying start last night with the following menu

Mozzarella and tomato croutes
Olives with lemon and coriander

Champagne cocktails

..............

Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup
Crusty Bread

Domaine Mittnaccht Freres Gewurztraminer 2007 - Alsace
Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf Du Pape 2004 - France

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Chicken Stuffed with Wild Boar Sausagemeat
Mashed Potatoes
Selection of Braised Green Vegetables

Alma Mora Pinot Grigio 2008 - Argentina
Belmonte Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 - New Zealand

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Normandy Apple Flan
Jersey cream or Vanilla Ice Cream

Jorge Ordenez & Co Seleccion Especial 1 2006 - Spain
Cantavida Late Harvest 2007 2007 - Chile
Monday 19 October 2009 10.14am
The October Winos dinner party has hit turbulence.

Due to unfortunate circumstances, Nomad and SJ have had to drop out.

Would anyone be interested in being a replacement dessert pair, on October 31st?
Tuesday 20 October 2009 11.47am
The October Winos had a lovely meal with beat root soup, Spaghetti Bolognese and cardamom ice cream.

Not sure what the wines were (cleaner has been very good this week) but we had
White wine with the starter
Chianti with the Spaghetti
Asti with the ice cream

Followed by whiskey
and then some more...
Wednesday 21 October 2009 3.29pm
Are there two groups of Winos then?! That is a lot of wine drinkers in SE1 ...
Wednesday 21 October 2009 4.01pm
Might have been foodies - too much wine....
Monday 2 November 2009 3.54pm
October dinner party no3 went off without too many noticable hitches.
we managed to drink 7 bottles of wine, a litre of cider, and some whisky, and MrsR had to fill in several blanks for me the next morning.

Starter was sweetcorn cakes, on lettuce, with apple celery salsa.
Then we had a pallette cleanser of orange and Basil sorbet
Main was Fish Pie, with several seasonal vegetables.
Dessert was two sorts of (very different) ice cream - citrus, and lemon.
I still have the wine bottles if anyone wants to know what they were - 2 were Pinot grigio, 2 were cava, one Madeira, and others.
When MrsR started clearing the glasses out of the way of my flayling arms, that was the sign to call it a night at about half one.
Monday 2 November 2009 4.39pm
as the stand in for the night, I thoroughly enjoyed it. a very impressive range of pink fizz, white fizz, and a flavoursome pinot grigio that went brilliantly with JonR's fish pie. Also, I've now had my first taste of madeira.... I don't think it will be my last!
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