2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

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2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

#1 Post by Frank Murray III » November 20th, 2019, 9:13 am

Happy holidays everyone. In support of 2020 Falltacular's main event, we will once again do our traditional Friday night kick-off dinner. This year we will be buying out Maison Café and Market in Dana Point. https://www.maisondanapoint.com/

For a look at last year's posts, you can click here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=156262&hilit=Falltacular

I decided on Maison because of their organic focus, the fresh and creative approach to their menu, along with the passion and willingness to partner with us. The setting is warm, the location a 5 min walk from the Best Western where many of you will stay.

We will have a similar headcount to last year, around 60-70, so please be on the lookout for my sign-up announcement, which I will post after Thanksgiving. At that time, I will begin accepting funds via PayPal or Venmo to reserve your spots. We'll do the Friday night special stemware this year too, thanks again to Mark Jones.

Thanks again.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

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Re: 2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

#2 Post by Frank Murray III » December 1st, 2019, 4:15 pm

Ok, it is time to pay for the Friday dinner. As I explained above, we're doing a buyout of Maison Café and Market in Dana Point. I continue to enjoy what they do, and Danielle (chef/owner) wants to partner with us, which I appreciate. I know you will all enjoy the food, as we rev up together for the big day to follow on Saturday. Some important details follow, please read them so you can follow the rules to keep things fair. In advance, thank you all for what will be an excellent 2020 Falltacular Friday event.

TIME/DATE/LOCATION. 6PM, Friday 2/21/2020. Maison Café and Market, Dana Point, CA. https://www.maisondanapoint.com/

ATTENDANCE LIMIT. Sellout is going to be 70 paid. Once we hit that number, the event is closed. We can do a wait list as we usually have some cancellations. We'll re-address this as we get closer to the event.

COST. $80 per person. I raised the price by $5 this year in order to do the buyout at Maison and ensure we all have a top flight experience. You may purchase up to 2 slots but any other guests in your party need to do their own payment(s), please. Note--$10 from each payment is used to cover the cost of the glass. In turn, Mark/Neudesic donate that $10 to Laura's House, helping to raise another $700.

PAYMENT. I will accept payment via Venmo (@Frank-MurrayIII) or PayPal (drfm3@cox.net). I will not accept checks nor cash.

STEMWARE. You will get the Friday night special wine glass courtesy of Mark Jones and his firm, Neudesic. Thank you again, Mark--this is a great perk for everyone. That said, you will not need to bring any stemware to the event.

MENU. Being determined but will be family style. When I have the menu to share, will post it.

Once payments begin to hit, I will post those in a file so you can check I have received and captured your attendance.

Thanks everyone. Hit me with any questions you might have.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

Kindness matters.

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Re: 2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

#3 Post by Brian Bohr » December 1st, 2019, 4:53 pm

I sent you a PayPal for Jennifer and I
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#4 Post by Ted Erfer » December 1st, 2019, 5:10 pm

PayPal done!!!!

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#5 Post by Paul Hiyake » December 1st, 2019, 5:42 pm

That was easy too - in plus 1!

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#6 Post by Mike Grammer » December 1st, 2019, 5:48 pm

PayPal done + 1
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#7 Post by Scott Watkins » December 1st, 2019, 5:54 pm

Done, thanks Frank for all you do!
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#8 Post by Frank Murray III » December 1st, 2019, 9:02 pm

Thanks gang. Since all of the Friday payments are manual and not captured by tech wizardry, I will key them all up tomorrow and post who has paid. We gotta a LOT of payments already.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

Kindness matters.

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Re: 2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

#9 Post by Frank Murray III » December 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm

Hi everyone. I updated Facebook and I wanted to catch up here, too. The dinner is sold out now so if there are any others of you that want to attend, you have the option to pay me and go on the waitlist and then we can wait till we get closer to see how we can think about getting you in or refunding your money. Thank you all for your patience and for the tremendous support we saw on the last 24 hours. Amazing.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

Kindness matters.

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Re: 2020 Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-Off Dinner--2/21/2020 @ 6PM

#10 Post by Frank Murray III » December 3rd, 2019, 8:24 am

Hi to the Falltac Family. We sold out both event in less than a day, which is both humbling and also indicative of the popularity of the event. We now have a Wait List for the Friday dinner. I you already paid but conclude you and/or your guest cannot make the Friday dinner, please get in touch with me. Refunding any money is simple and I want to ensure the folks waiting have a shot if space is going to open up. We don't have a wait list yet for Saturday so if you want to attend, I ask you reach out to me directly and we can discuss.

Thanks everyone, god bless.
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence BdB Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie PN Platt SC
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
2009 Roederer Cristal Brut
2017 Carlisle Zin Mancini Ranch RRV

My best wines of 2018:
2017 Kutch Falstaff Sonoma Coast PN
2012 Marguet La Grande Ruelle Ambonnay

Kindness matters.

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