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**********LONDON XMAS PARTY - THE MENUS HAS ARRIVED - MAKE YOUR CHOICES HERE!*********

(77 Posts)
CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:32:24

The menus have arrived

Before I post them I think we should decide on how we are going to decide on what to have.

We have to choose 6 starters and 6 mains between all of us, which will be divvied up and served on platters to each table. There are 12 starter and 12 mains to choose from. Also you have to choose one out of 3 puddings (well 2 puddings and a shot of tequila)

Now, we can do this one of two ways

Either I can decide on 6 of each starter and main and if no-one has any great objections we could go with that

OR

We can put to the vote ? say 3 votes per person for each course, the 6 in each section with the most votes by Friday wins. Plus everyone chooses their pudding.



So my decision would be (trying to get something of everything incl veggie and based on the fact that I have tried the food and would recommend going with the simplest fare)

Starters

Smoked salmon and asparagus ? smoked salmon wrapped asparagus spears served with cream cheese

Goat?s cheese salad ? with rocket leaves, Goat?s cheese, tomato and olive oil vinaigrette

Selection of Cured Meats ? A selection of cured Spanish meats with manchego cheese and melon

Vegetable skewers ? Lime-flavoured char-grilled seasonal vegetables with fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Spanish omelette ? A traditional Spanish potato and onion omelette

Turkey Breast & cranberry sauce ? Turkey breast wrapped with Serrano ham served with cranberry sauce


Mains

Mix Sea Food ? Deep fried seafood mix served with lemon, sea salt and aioli

Chorizo ? pan fried in red wine sauce

Paella rice with chicken ? Traditional paella rice with chicken and traditional herbs

Quesadillas Fiesta ? Grilled tortilla parcel with vegetable mix and double cheese filling served with sour cream and salsa mexicana

Spare ribs ? pork spare ribs in a hickory bbq sauce

Stuffed Bell Peppers ? stuffed with rice, tomato sauce and authentic herbs topped with buffalo mozzerella

Pudding

Obviously everyone should have tequila wink
You could all choose your own or we could just go for a third of each and battle it out at the time?.

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:33:22

oh tits all those ?s should be -s

Tutter Wed 05-Sep-07 13:34:10

hehe

you sucker for punishment cd

this is going to get complicated

(sorry, not actually coming, but couldn't resist a food thread)

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:34:10

So the starters are:

1. Smoked salmon and asparagus – smoked salmon wrapped asparagus spears served with cream cheese
2. Goat’s cheese salad – with rocket leaves, Goat’s cheese, tomato and olive oil vinaigrette
3. Cuban salad – slices of avocado and red onion on a bed of crispy salad leaves with mango salsa
4. Calamares – deep fried squid rings coated in batter served with an aioli sauce (I assume, it says ali oil on the menu pmsl!) (this is very bog standard and not your nice calamari really, more like onion rings stylee)
5. Roasted Peppers and Feta Cheese – marinated oven roasted peppers topped with feta cheese and chives
6. Spanish omelette – A traditional Spanish potato and onion omelette
7. Selection of Cured Meats – A selection of cured Spanish meats with manchego cheese and melon
8. Peri Peri Chicken – Spicy marinated char-grilled chicken wings served with peri-peri sauce (this is pretty gross I have tasted it)
9. King Prawn and cherry tomato skewers – Char-grilled lime marinated
10. Turkey Breast & cranberry sauce – Turkey breast wrapped with Serrano ham served with cranberry sauce
11. Muchos Nachos – bowl of Mexican corn chips topped with tomato sauce, melted cheese and jalapenos served with salsa, guacamole and sour cream
12. Vegetable skewers – Lime-flavoured char-grilled seasonal vegetables with fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:34:47

The mains are

1. Mix Sea Food – Deep fried seafood mix served with lemon, sea salt and aioli
2. Cuban Chicken – Chicken sautéed with tomato sauce, garlic, peppers, white wine & spices
3. Chorizo – pan fried in red wine sauce
4. Sauteed garlic mushrooms – sautéed in garlic & butter
5. Spare ribs – pork spare ribs in a hickory bbq sauce
6. Spicy meatballs – served with spicy tomato sauce
7. Paella rice with chicken – Traditional paella rice with chicken and traditional herbs
8. Quesadillas Fiesta – Grilled tortilla parcel with vegetable mix and double cheese filling served with sour cream and salsa mexicana
9. Tequila chicken – Tequila marinated chicken skewers served with trio Mexican dips
10. Beef empanadas – Corn parcels stuffed with spicy beef
11. Stuffed Bell Peppers – stuffed with rice, tomato sauce and authentic herbs topped with buffalo mozzerella
12. Patatas bravas – Deep fried potato cubes served with spicy tomato sauce.

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:35:14

The puddings are

You need to select one
1. Organic mango and coconut cheesecake
2. Lemon meringue pie with a scoop of strawberry ice-cream made with double cream
3. A shot of Christmas Slammer made with our imported tequila to get you in a great party mood (as opposed to English tequila one presumes)

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:36:28

Coming so far are

1) Eleusis
2) Countess Dracula
3) COV
4) Kewcumber
5) Flame - PAYPAL
6) Mustrunmore - PAYPAL
7) rbj949703 - NO PAYPAL
8) MarsLady - PAYPAL
9) Gomez
10) littlelapin - PAYPAL - Portsmouth
11) StarryStarryNight - PAYPAL
12) deweydell
13) Bubble99
14) CODDY
15) Carmenere
16) custardo the poet - PAYPAL
17) wickedwaterwitch and her dog
18) Mummymagic - PAYPAL - London (N16)
19) newlifenewname - PAYPAL
20) legalalien - PAYPAL
21) CantSleepWontSleep - PAYPAL
22) VVVQV - PAYPAL
23) BreeLGJ
24) Jas - PAYPAL
25) Sophable
26) scummymummy
27) serenity - PAYPAL
28) JeremyVile
29) Mhamai - NO paypal
30) IntergalacticWalrus- PAYPAL- Coming from Ponceville, Bath.
31) Yeahinaminute Also coming from Ponceville with the Walrus and staying in Ponceville DH's club in St. James. Will give Walrus my dosh for her to paypal it over !!
32) kimi
33) bluesarahjayne
34) hunkermunker
35) Beetroot - PAYPAL
36) ladylush
37) posey
38) adorabelle
39) Mamazon - PAYPAL
40) cylonbabe
41) elesbells -uxbridge.{can sleep 2}PAYPAL
42) ThisIsDavinaPleaseDoNotSwear
43) MrsRecycle - PAYPAL
44) zippitippitoes warwick no paypal ZIPPY YOU CAN POST ME MONEY AND ILL PAY VIA PAYPAL
45) chopster
46) tranquilamanana/nappiesgalore - PAYPAL
47) Bluestocking - PAYPAL
48) edam
49) Squiffy
50) WelshBoris - PAYPAL WALES
51) Rosmerta - PAYPAL
52) MegaLegs - 1st Dec is my birthday - I want cake and the bumps - PAYPAL
53) Boco - PAYPAL
54) Kif - PAYPAL
55) LittleBellatrixLeBoot
56) mollymawk
57) missyhols - PAYPAL
58) iMum - PAYPAL
59) BBBee
60) Sugar34plum
61) SleeplessinthestaceyM11house
62) Imaginaryfriend - PAYPAL
63) Paulaplumpbottom
64) Normabutty
65) Whoops - PAYPAL -Southampton
66) Mamapyjama
67) theslownorris - PAYPAL -Poole
68) Psychomum5 if she can share with me at MRM's
69) MilfAKAMonkeymonkeymoomoo - PAYPAL
70) massivebigpantsface
71) Ladytophamhatt - PAYPAL
72) Pinkchampagne - PAYPAL
73) Pinkbubble
74) Neverwithoutmascara
75) UCM - Essex and with paypal
76) Wilbur - PAYPAL and in Balham
77) Hallgerda - PAYPAL applied for (takes 3- 5 days o fellow ebay virgins), in Streatham
78) PPH/MintyVomInThePistachiosDix-Charrington PAYPAL
79) Beenleigh (do you have paypal/where do you live?)
80) ChippyMinton - paypal, west london into waterloo if anyone wants to hold my little hand
81) SaintGeorge - PAYPAL - coming from 'ull, smiling sweetly at PizzaPosse in case anyone has a floor for sleeping on
82) Nailpolish - From Edinburgh - shitting self - coming on plane with Gomez
83) Dinosaur - a local Dino for local people - do you ahve paypal?
84) jura - Paypal - SW London
85) Bunglie
86) novadandypowder - paypal - willing to hold hands with chippyminton as also in west london
87) ELR, croydon, got paypal, can offer
88)Gingermonkey (coming from Wakefield, 'oop north' on train, fingers crossed for a babysitter) - PAYPAL
89) KC1
90) theUrbanDryad PAYPAL
91) Kaloo20 PAYPAL - will try to get SoupDragon to come along (shh don't tell her)
92)Drea100 - can access paypal
93)sister in law of Drea100 (she is a member but don't know her nickname will update)
94) lovecamping - should i CAT you regarding payment?
95) DanielJohnston - I have paypal
96) Slubberdegullion - PAYPAL - Chester
97) Tigermoth - PAYPAL - taxi sharing from South East London anyone?
98) leakyR - Paypal - Leeds but will be staying with SIL in Dulwich.
99)Kneehighinnappies-paypal-from OXFORD
100) JustineMumsnet
101) OliviaMumsnet
102) Tech
103)aura

ComeOVeneer Wed 05-Sep-07 13:37:28

CD I have been away the last 3 weeks, can you tell me what date was finally decided upon?

Jas Wed 05-Sep-07 13:42:03

Your choice sounds fine.smile
Pudding 1 here, please.

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:45:14

PLEASE VOTE HERE ON WHAT TO DO!

Votes will be counted tomorrow pm

legalalien Wed 05-Sep-07 13:47:02

I vote for "no voting" and just going with CD's choice. Personally I don't like ribs, but I think I can survive with a choice of 5 mains!

pudding 1 for me too!

legalalien Wed 05-Sep-07 13:47:52

[just saw your message - have done survey thingie]

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:48:24

Pls don't put your choices here other than to say if you are happy with mine or not

I will do another survey to get everyone's choice otherwise I will spend my whole life collating answers!

For anyone who still wants to come all the details are here and you may add your name to the list there

Tutter Wed 05-Sep-07 13:49:26

<splutter>

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:50:56

wherefore splutterst thou tutter?

wink

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:53:14

btw it is £23.50 plus 10% service charge

So say £26 each?

serenity Wed 05-Sep-07 13:53:53

LOL, voted smile

ChippyMinton Wed 05-Sep-07 13:54:29

never had to vote for my dinner before LOL
Gone for CD's choice btw

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:57:09

I LOVE online surveys
It puts paid to argument and is very democratic grin

littlelapin Wed 05-Sep-07 13:57:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 13:58:41

(may I say I have not just gone with things I like! I am not keen on smoked salmon or hickory smoked anything. Just went for a balanced selection)

ChippyMinton Wed 05-Sep-07 13:58:44

<plans how to scoff more than her fair share of goat cheese salad>

littlelapin Wed 05-Sep-07 13:59:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CountessDracula Wed 05-Sep-07 14:00:00

All tables will get the same selection (did I make that clear) so all you need to do chippy is make sure you sit on littlelapin#s table...

JodieG1 Wed 05-Sep-07 14:01:58

I'd forgotten about this, just as well actually as I only like 2 of the starters and 1 main, can't eat most of them as I'm a vegetarian.

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