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SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

#1 Post 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

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#2 Post by Wes Barton »

Those dates work for me.
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#3 Post 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.
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#4 Post 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]
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#5 Post 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?

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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...
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#7 Post by AndyK »

14 and 28 are good, 21 is a maybe :) happy new year!
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I'd prefer the 28th if I have my event on the 27th so I can bring my leftovers for Craig the next day.

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#9 Post by dteng »

Sorry George.
Didn’t realize you had something going the 27th.
I’m ok with any dates.
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#10 Post 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.
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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.
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#12 Post 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.

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#13 Post by Alan Rath »

I'm now OK on the 21st as well
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Ok so let’s go with January 28.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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#18 Post 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.

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#19 Post by dteng »

Well you guys choose.
I just mentioned PM as an easy default.
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#20 Post by Alan Rath »

I'm fine with PM.
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#21 Post by Craig G »

I think George has PM’s stuck in his outbox.
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Well that’s a private matter.
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I also liked that place in Burlingame.
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If I recall, didn't we think the Burlingame place was a bit too pricey?

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That was Park and Howard. We'd have to skip appetizers and dessert.

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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.
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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!!
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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]
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#29 Post 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...
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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.
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#31 Post by dteng »

I have 88 Corton and 07 Clos de la Roche.
Haven’t decided which one to bring.
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#32 Post 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...
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My theme is gonna be cru Beaujolais. Probably a 2005.

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#34 Post 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.
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#35 Post by Larry Stein »

Yep, that's kinda what I was getting at with my post.

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Sounds good, I was just checking :)
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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.

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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.
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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.
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I may bring 96 Burg and save the 88.
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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
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Ok sound off.
I’m in.
I’m leaning toward 07 Burg...
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I’m going to bring something Foillard.

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Likely I will have to pass on attending this......
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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 .

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Girardin CC 2002 and a backup Austrian Riesling :)

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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"?
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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"?
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Paul Martin's is in Hillsdale Mall San Mateo correct?

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Yep

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