ESSEX BRANCH CHRISTMAS MEAL - SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER

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ESSEX BRANCH CHRISTMAS MEAL - SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER

Post by Evie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:29 pm

Hi, as promised I've been in touch with the Donkey & Buskins, Layer Road, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex CO2 0HU, tel 01206 734 774 and provisionally booked some tables for the Essex Branch Christmas meal for 6pm on Saturday 15th December 2018. We will choose from the Christmas Party Menu, listed below. Two courses are £22.90 and three courses £27.90. I need to have confirmed bookings plus a non refundable £10 deposit per person paid at the next Guzzi meeting in November please.

The official branch meeting is the following day - some won't want to do the meal but will be happy to attend the branch meeting at the same venue so I suggest we leave both in the calendar.

So, if you want to come along to the Christmas meal please respond as follows:

1. Post a reply on the forum with the names of the people you want to book for (sorry I can't figure who is who just from forum names x)
2. Send me a deposit for £10 per person (if you can't get to the November Guzzi meeting let me know and I'll PM you my address to post)
3. Let me know by 5th December what you want for dinner.

The pub has two double bedrooms if anyone wants to stay overnight - these are £80 including breakfast - please call them direct on the number listed above to check availability and book rooms direct please.

Let me know if you have any queries, love Evie x


Christmas Parties 2018
MENU

Spiced sweet potato soup with sweet potato crisps and a crusty roll
Deep-fried bread-crumbed brie, cranberry sauce and rocket
Smoked salmon, chive and cream cheese mousse, pickled radish, rocket and ciabatta
Smoked duck breast salad with toasted walnuts, pears, beetroot and a walnut vinaigrette

***

Traditional Turkey with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots & parsnips, braised red cabbage, green veg and a light jus
Lamb shank cooked in a red wine jus, rosemary and tomato sauce served with parsley mash, chantenay carrots and broccoli
Pan-fried hake, roasted garlic and mixed spice aioli, roasted new potatoes, samphire and pancetta crumb
Wild mushroom and chestnut risotto topped with parmesan and deep-fried crispy mushrooms

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Christmas pudding
Apple and cinnamon crumble with homemade vanilla ice cream
Chocolate and orange mousse with amaretti biscuits
Blackberry panna-cotta, raspberry ganache and shortbread biscuit
Above served with homemade ice cream, cream or custard.
Last edited by Evie on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: ESSEX BRANCH CHRISTMAS MEAL - 6pm SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018

Post by Chris950s » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:27 am

Unfortunately Karen and I will not be able to make this as we will be on our way back from grandparent duties in London, so we will either see you later in the evening for a drink or on the following day for the meeting.

We hope you all have fun :D
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Post by cyclobutch » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:52 am

Unfortunately I will be all washed up on some foreign shore that weekend.
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Post by Evie » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:10 pm

I can change the date to Saturday 8th December if that suits everyone better? Let me know and I'll edit the post xx

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Post by Chris950s » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:08 pm

The 8th would work for us. Check with the rest of the gang though :D
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Post by Evie » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:58 pm

Could everyone let me know by 31st October if a new Christmas meal date of 8th December is preferred please? I'm very happy to go with the majority and amend the booking and edit the post - grateful for your feedback please, sincere thanks, Evie.

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Post by Chris950s » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:07 pm

Bump
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Post by RedMog » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:20 am

Either date is good for me - that was no help at all was it? :oops:
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Post by maxx907 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:50 pm

Sign me in for two on whatever day you decide at the bonkin and dustbin please. Cheers

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Post by cyclobutch » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Sorry - late to the party as usual. I can do the 8th, it would be a ticket for one. Thanks.

Does this need to be put out to the FB crowd?
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Post by Evie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks everyone, I have changed the date to Saturday 8th December at the Donkey and Buskin. If you want to come along I'll need £10 deposit and your names please - details in first post so I won't repeat here.

So far I've got expressions of interest from:

Chris and Karen
Steve B (cyclobutch?)
Andy and Karen (Redmog)
Me and John
Max and missus (sorry forgotten the name x)

Anyone else let me know xx

Love Evie

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Post by cyclobutch » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:26 pm

Please book me one seat with the following in front of it, and preferably in this approximate sequence;

. Deep-fried bread-crumbed brie, cranberry sauce and rocket
. Traditional Turkey with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots & parsnips, braised red cabbage,
green veg and a light jus
. Christmas pudding and custard.

I'm marginal on the Nov meeting so may have to arrange a transfer of funds. I can do PayPal, my accountant is smart enough that she can do a bank transfer or I can post ... as preferred.

Many Thanks

B
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Post by maxx907 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:07 am

Brilliant Evie, as ever. Please pencil in Nicky and I for the 8th.
Thanks for your invaluable work. I will give you menu choices and payment at the next venue.
Cheers
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Post by Chris950s » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Any more? Please contact Evie if you would like to join us :D
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Post by guzzr8 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:55 am

Hello

Sorry me and Carole cannot make either date due to previous commitments

Hope you have a good time

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Post by Evie » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks everyone for deposits and confirming meal choices - I have everyone but Chris and Karen now so grateful if you could let me know what you'd like please Chris and I'll give the pub a call to confirm, sincere thanks, Evie

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Post by Chris950s » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:57 am

Hi Evie, I sent you our choices via PM on 5th Nov

Karen - Salmon starter, mushroom risotto main and crumble pud.
Me - Brie, Turkey and Christmas pud

I sent you a text to say that we would not be able to make the meeting yesterday and could we please send you the deposits via a bank transfer as you do not have PayPal. I will need your bank details if you are happy with that. Not sure if you received the text the mobile number I have for you ends in ......6939.

I see that you have posted December meeting details on here, I will therefore stop posting them myself.
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Post by Evie » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:39 am

Thanks so much Chris, sorry lovely I didn't get that 5th November message so good of you to let me know your meal choices - I've got us all now so I'll give the pub a ring. No worries on the deposit - we'll sort it out on the night when we see each other xx. That mobile number for me must be an old one as I don't recognise it - I'll let you have the new one when I see you too :). Thanks again, love Evie

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Post by Evie » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi, I've confirmed our reservation for the eight of us that can make the Christmas Meal for 6.30pm on Saturday 8th December at the Donkey and Buskin.

I've got it written down but in case I loose my piece of paper that I've scribbled all the details on, I've also listed here what we all picked for dinner.

John - Brie, Turkey, Xmas Pud
Evie - Salmon, Turkey, Xmas Pud
Max - Soup, Turkey, Apple Crumble
Nicky - Salmon, Turkey, Apple Crumble
Steve B - Brie, Turkey, Xmas Pud
Andy - Duck, Turkey, Xmas Pud
Chris - Brie, Turkey, Xmas Pud
Karen - Salmon, Risotto, Aple Crumble.

Thanks so much, see you all soon, love Evie x

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Post by cyclobutch » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:43 pm

Sorry folks - I am not well enough to attend this evening. I'll of course cover any additional costs incurred on my behalf. Be sure to have a good one.
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Post by Chris950s » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Hope you feel better soon, mind if I have your turkey? :D
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Post by cyclobutch » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:06 pm

Chris950s wrote:Hope you feel better soon, mind if I have your turkey? :D
Didn't you want stuffing?
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Post by Chris950s » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:18 pm

I was proper stuffed on Saturday! See you at the Donkey on Sunday?
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