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SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: December 30th, 2018, 3:50 pm
by dteng
Hope everyone is having a great holiday.

What do y’all think for Jan?
14, 21, or 28?
21 is MLK day though that wouldn’t affect me.

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Date January 28

Place

WBers
Wes
George
Larry
Alan
Andy
Dan

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: December 30th, 2018, 7:44 pm
by Wes Barton
Those dates work for me.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: December 30th, 2018, 8:24 pm
by George Chadwick
I'm planning on an Old Aussie thing for the 27th in SF and you all are invited. I'm open to all suggested dates.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: December 31st, 2018, 8:52 am
by Alan Rath
I can do the 28th, but not 21st. If we do it on the 14th, you guys have to buy me dinner, it's my birthday [wow.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 1st, 2019, 10:49 am
by Larry Stein
Preference for the 28th, but the other dates are ok. Chinese New Year is Feb 5. We had talked about doing our next dinner revolving around that. Perhaps, wait until then?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 1st, 2019, 12:57 pm
by ChrisStags
The Chinese New Year dinner always sounded fun when we discussed it. Otherwise I may be able to make the 21st. Other dates don’t work for me...

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 1st, 2019, 9:50 pm
by AndyK
14 and 28 are good, 21 is a maybe :) happy new year!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 3rd, 2019, 1:28 pm
by George Chadwick
I'd prefer the 28th if I have my event on the 27th so I can bring my leftovers for Craig the next day.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:08 am
by dteng
Sorry George.
Didn’t realize you had something going the 27th.
I’m ok with any dates.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:09 am
by dteng
Re Chinese New Years - problem I see with that is it’s usually crazy busy and hard to get tables.

Plus half the dishes I probably can’t eat.
Having said that, I’m happy to organize it.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
by ERPark
Right now, all those dates look OK for me.

Agree that while a CNY OL sounds good in theory, actually finding a venue that isn't crazy busy is almost impossible. If we decide to do an "off season" OL, then the best deal I've seen is a lunch banquet on Saturday or Sunday. Zen Peninsula in Millbrae looks like they still offer a weekend lunch banquet for not much more than what an entree at an Applebee's costs:

http://www.zenpeninsula.com/banquet_menu.htm

If a weekday evening event is still the preference, the $358 for 10 ppl banquet menu hits the sweet spot of meats and seafood for what this crew usually likes to bring to offlines.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
by Larry Stein
When we did our CNY offlines at Cooking Papa, we didn’t do them on CNY. We did it on a date near that and the restaurant had CNY menu items that could be ordered in advance (if required) or when we were seated.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 4:00 pm
by Alan Rath
I'm now OK on the 21st as well

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 10:26 pm
by dteng
Ok so let’s go with January 28.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
by dteng
Ok guys - any venue ideas?
I know George doesn’t like Paul Martin’s but I’ve been a few times...and their skirt steak is real good...and I like the space.
Plus I owe George a meal.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 7:58 pm
by Wes Barton
dteng wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Ok guys - any venue ideas?
I know George doesn’t like Paul Martin’s but I’ve been a few times...and their skirt steak is real good...and I like the space.
Plus I owe George a meal.
Good space. Room. Not loud.

Steak house chain. That should give guidance to the hit and miss menu. Steaks are fine. A bit pricey. Some stuff not great. Some stuff a bit cynical, like the salty mashed potatoes. Not great (too salty) on their own, but balanced out sharing on a forkfull with a bit of steak like you used to do when you were an 8 year old.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 8:04 pm
by Larry Stein
I’m ok with PM’s. After that one, we should try to go back to Divino or Donato. Divino’s side room was great.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 9th, 2019, 10:50 pm
by George Chadwick
Divino's side room was indeed great. I'll avoid the horrible French onion soup and the horrible short ribs at Paul Martin's . They were crap. Sounds like I'll order a steak.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 7:04 am
by dteng
Well you guys choose.
I just mentioned PM as an easy default.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 8:47 am
by Alan Rath
I'm fine with PM.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
by Craig G
I think George has PM’s stuck in his outbox.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 11:08 am
by dteng
Well that’s a private matter.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 11:08 am
by dteng
I also liked that place in Burlingame.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 11:10 am
by Larry Stein
If I recall, didn't we think the Burlingame place was a bit too pricey?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 11:17 am
by George Chadwick
That was Park and Howard. We'd have to skip appetizers and dessert.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm
by dteng
Oh yah it was a little pricey.
Their food was great and the room was excellent.

With PM, we can ask for the corner private room or sit out on the patio w heaters. No corkage.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 6:21 pm
by dteng
George Chadwick wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 11:17 am
That was Park and Howard. We'd have to skip appetizers and dessert.
I dunno.
Those lamb riblet apps were tasty!!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 5:37 pm
by Alan Rath
dteng wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Oh yah it was a little pricey.
Their food was great and the room was excellent.

With PM, we can ask for the corner private room or sit out on the patio w heaters. No corkage.
Do it. They can't ruin a burger and fries [cheers.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 7:02 pm
by AndyK
I'm also ok with PM or anything else suggested, really.

Would prefer as far south as possible in general, with traffic these days I'll probably arrive closer to 6.45-7 coming straight from work...

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 3:06 pm
by dteng
Ok I got a res for 6:30pm on Jan 28 at PM. I asked for either patio seating w heaters or the private corner table.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 3:07 pm
by dteng
I have 88 Corton and 07 Clos de la Roche.
Haven’t decided which one to bring.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 10:13 pm
by AndyK
Are we doing a theme?

I'm thinking of a 2002 Corton Charlie (and a backup bottle in case it's premoxed) or Bordeaux...

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 6:52 am
by Larry Stein
My theme is gonna be cru Beaujolais. Probably a 2005.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 8:32 am
by Alan Rath
I miss the "no theme" dinners we had when this group first got off the ground. Just bring something you like and want to share.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 8:34 am
by Larry Stein
Yep, that's kinda what I was getting at with my post.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
by AndyK
Sounds good, I was just checking :)

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
by George Chadwick
I'm probably bringing a magnum of Hubert Lignier 1990 Morey St. Denis Premier Cru. I know a magnum is a lot but if I bring it I won't bring a second bottle which would be a first for me.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 6:57 pm
by Wes Barton
Theme is: Look at the menu, notice it's a steak house, bring whatever you want.

Something we resolved long ago: Even with a theme, too much of that theme isn't great. It's good to have a flow of wine types over the evening.

I'll bring mature cabbage, and prolly something sticky.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
by Alan Rath
George Chadwick wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
I'm probably bringing a magnum of Hubert Lignier 1990 Morey St. Denis Premier Cru. I know a magnum is a lot but if I bring it I won't bring a second bottle which would be a first for me.
Good idea. When you drop it, we can rescue about a bottle's worth neener

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 9:41 pm
by dteng
I may bring 96 Burg and save the 88.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 15th, 2019, 10:24 pm
by George Chadwick
Alan Rath wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
I'm probably bringing a magnum of Hubert Lignier 1990 Morey St. Denis Premier Cru. I know a magnum is a lot but if I bring it I won't bring a second bottle which would be a first for me.
Good idea. When you drop it, we can rescue about a bottle's worth neener
Before it hits the sidewalk drain

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 27th, 2019, 7:40 pm
by dteng
Ok sound off.
I’m in.
I’m leaning toward 07 Burg...

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
by Larry Stein
I’m going to bring something Foillard.

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 27th, 2019, 9:09 pm
by ERPark
Likely I will have to pass on attending this......

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 27th, 2019, 10:25 pm
by George Chadwick
I might bring Aussie leftovers instead of the Morey because the Aussies turned out to be a tour of the best Australia has to offer .

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 27th, 2019, 10:38 pm
by AndyK
Girardin CC 2002 and a backup Austrian Riesling :)

See you tomorrow!

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:12 am
by Alan Rath
George Chadwick wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:25 pm
I might bring Aussie leftovers instead of the Morey because the Aussies turned out to be a tour of the best Australia has to offer .
Is that like the "Best of Enya"?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 10:15 am
by Larry Stein
Alan Rath wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:12 am
George Chadwick wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:25 pm
I might bring Aussie leftovers instead of the Morey because the Aussies turned out to be a tour of the best Australia has to offer .
Is that like the "Best of Enya"?
[rofl.gif]

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:28 am
by George Chadwick
Paul Martin's is in Hillsdale Mall San Mateo correct?

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Posted: January 28th, 2019, 11:31 am
by Larry Stein
Yep