Thursday, 3 July 2014

Wed 9th July - Malabon again!

Attendance at the June meeting at Malabon was a small but select bunch, and thank you to John and Fiona for organising. They all enjoyed themselves so much that they decided we all deserve to try it. Rumours of a touch of naga in one of the dishes need to be checked out! So the table is booked, and we reconvene at Malabon, Dragon Street, Petersfield at 20:30 on Wednesday 9th July. Aperitifs will be at the Red Dragon from about 19:30.

The usual notices apply: please confirm by e-mail or through our web site's feedback page.

Looking forward to a great evening on the 9th!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Malabon - 11th June

The table is booked!  The June meeting will be in Petersfield on Wednesday 11th.  Aperitifs are at the Red Lion from about 19:30 and then dinner is booked at Malabon at 20:30. 

I'm sorry that I can't be there on 11th, but John and Fiona have kindly agreed to be your organisers for the evening.   As usual, please let me know whether or not you expect to make it, and then I'll pass on final expected numbers to them; please respond to the e-mail meeting notice or use the feedback page on our website,

Malabon has given us some very enjoyable evenings and excellent food, so it should be a good meeting.   Enjoy!

Monday, 28 April 2014

May meeting - Bay Leaf, Grayshott - Wed 14th

The table is booked!  On Wednesday 14th, we'll be visiting the excellent Bay Leaf restaurant in Grayshott.  Aperitifs will be just over the road at the Fox and Pelican from 19:30 and then dinner is ordered for 20:30 precisely.

I've taken on board the comments about late evenings.  Some members suggested that we start earlier, but that squeezes the meet-up and the chance for everyone to have a chat before dinner.   The big problem at some restaurants seems to be slow service and a lack of preparedness, even though they were briefed and were well staffed.  There was one recently where we didn't have the main course until well  after 21:30, by which time it was all beginning to seem a fairly bad idea to be there.

The plan from here on is that we will ask each restaurant to be ready to serve a starter within 15-20 minutes of arrival and main courses within 35-40, which means that we should usually be finished by 22:00 - 22:15.   I hope that's early enough for our members and that we can make sure that restaurants fit with this timetable. 

Clearly, we can help the restaurants by getting our numbers right, so please let me know if you expect to be there or not be there.    Please reply to the e-mail that goes to our mailing list or sign up through our web site feedback page.

Looking forward to a great evening on Wednesday 14th.

PS: for those that are driving, there's plenty of parking opposite the restaurant at Headley Road car park, and next to the pub:

Monday, 31 March 2014

Spice Lounge - and Kulchi Lamb

The table is booked! We've decided to hold our April meeting in Petersfield and the chosen venue is Spice Lounge. We'll meet at the Old Drum for aperitifs from about 19:30, and then dinner will be at 20:30 as usual.

Wednesday is the Spice Lounge's banquet night but with pre-booking they are able to do our favourite, their speciality Kulchi Lamb. Obviously before it goes into the oven, we need to know that sufficient members will be there to eat it! Please let me know by 7 p.m. Monday 7th, through the feedback page of the web site or by e-mail response to our mail out to members if you plan to be there (or not). We need at least 10...

Looking forward to a great evening on Wednesday 9th!

Monday, 3 March 2014

March meeting - Paradise Balti - Wed 12th

The table is booked! Our March meeting will take place in Petersfield, at the Paradise Balti House, Lavant Street. Aperitifs will be taken at the Old Drum from about 19:30, and then dinner will be at 20:30 as usual.

This is our first meeting of 2014 in Petersfield, after two very successful excursions to Dhanmondi in Whitehill and then Madhuban in Liss. We hear various stories of the revival of the other Liss restaurant, but in view of our last experience, we won't be visiting there until it's been thoroughly road-tested and approved by our intrepid secret curry eaters.

I'm aware that the e-mail list is in a state of disorder after it was moved to a new platform, and some members didn't receive the January or February mailings. Please forgive the disruption, which will be fixed as soon as we can work out why and how. If you are planning to attend, please let us know through the feedback page of the web site or through response to the e-mail, if you're lucky enough to receive one!

Looking forward to a great evening on Wednesday 12th!