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Post  Cal on Wed 12 Oct 2011, 13:10

Is there any appetite in arranging a Christmas dinner again this year. Noticed they had the menus up at the Riverside last night.
I'm happy to sort it out if there is some interest?

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 18:09

We would be up for it Wink

Although we might avoid the salty Christmas pudding this year! That much take an established riverside pallette to appreciate... Once doused in the finest ale and scratchings!
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 09:29

The Christmas Menu for the Riverside is on their website:

http://www.riversidesheffield.co.uk/

3 course meal is £14.50

STARTERS
Proscitto, Melon and Fig Crown.
Confit Duck Leg with Stornaway Black Pudding.
Gravadlax Salmon.
Bubble and Squeak Cakes.

MAINS
Beef Shin Tian.
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
Herb Crusted Salmon with Asparagus Buerre Blanc.
Yule Tide Nut Roast.

DESSERTS
Classic Cherry Trifle.
Orange Chocolate Tart with Chantilly Cream.
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter Sauce.


Looks like I'll be going for the Gravadlax Salmon (as it's cured with Lagavoulin single malt), Beef shin and Cherry Triffle.

Get organising Neil... I'll see what the wife wants. Tuesday 6th of December or 20th would fall between gaming sessions this Christmas. Can I request we make it 8.30pm so I can make sure the little-uns are tucked up in bed? Ta muchly!

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  stocksy on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 10:33

I'd be up for it, I'm sure Emi would be as well.

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Cal on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 14:05

Great, anyone likely to see Morgan for a kick I think he's to busy to lerk just now
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 14:15

I'll call him...

He says a provisional yes for him and Sam...

See how good I am to you...

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Post  stocksy on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 15:54

What's the crack with this then? Get down early for food and then play games, or is it just a social affair?

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 16:03

Last year we made it purely social so that the (non-gaming) WAGS could come along...
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  mikew on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 23:49

I'm up for the dinner; last year's was good fun.
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Post  Aneurin on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 13:57

Mike can you ask Simon and Clive when you next see them?
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Cal on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 09:07

but we could play something light

Dixit?
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Post  Cal on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 09:09

Is 6/12 looking good for everyone - I need to check at home?
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 09:25

Yep date ok so long as it is 8.30pm kick off. Do you think we will have time for even a game of dixit? Seem to remember the meal taking a time last year. Maybe if WAGS are there Morgan could finally break out shadow hunters!

You going Tuesday cal?
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Cal on Thu 20 Oct 2011, 09:47

yes, I'll talk to them about booking/deposits etc then
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Post  mikew on Fri 21 Oct 2011, 10:51

Aneurin wrote:Mike can you ask Simon and Clive when you next see them?

Yup, will do.
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Post  MechanicalMonkey on Mon 24 Oct 2011, 12:26

I can make the 6th/12, though it'll just be me as I doubt Jenny will be willing to take a day off for it, especially if Aneurin is there Wink

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Post  Aneurin on Mon 24 Oct 2011, 13:01

Can't keep her hands off me hey Wink I'll have to kiss you under the Misltoe instead rendeer
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 16:34

Did you talk to the people at the Riverside Neil?
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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Cal on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 15:32

Yeah emailed them, told them tentatively around 10-15 peeps on 6th Dec
Waiting to hear, suspect they will want deposits, I'll post details.

http://www.riversidesheffield.co.uk/Christmas_Menu.pdf

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Post  mikew on Tue 01 Nov 2011, 15:54

Looks like a good menu.

I'd be happy to not play any games that night, judst relax and chat and eat. But, if we are going to play first then perhaps we shold book the upstairs room for privacy ?

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 12:49

Was playing Troyes with Morgan last night... we realised that the 6th of December is anormal gaming night... I got that wrong in an earlier post. It's the 13th that falls between gaming sessions.

Happy to do either but Morgan can't do the 6th now.
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Post  stocksy on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 16:54

I love Troyes! Its my favourite game in my collection, but unfortunately it's not the best two player game.

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Re: Christmas at The Riverside

Post  Aneurin on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 17:07

A bit confusing at first, We got a couple of things wrong in the end but still very enjoyable.

We were buying dice off other people for 2 coins each.
We were also locking down the traders on the cards and only moving those in the 3 buildings! Last thing we got wrong was only doing 1 cathedral build at a time rather than upto 3.

Wouldn't mind playing again.

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Post  stocksy on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 19:56

I think its a bit of a hard one on the first play due to the massive amount of options,and every time I teach it to someone I have to explain the buying dice thing several times. I still cant figure out the best tactic, although putting as many meeples on the cards as you can seems to be a pretty good one.

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Post  Aneurin on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 09:55

I'd be happy to help teach with you. I think I know the rules well enough after playing it.

I think thats what I like about the game. There is no clear strategy and the fact that you have 3!, 3!, 3! choices of tradesmen for the 3 buildings and then the randomised event deck means no two games are gonna play the same.

The thing that confused us is why they bothered with the bottom section of the board where the event cards go? We wondered what happened when we got more than 6 events in play... then read in the rules that the event area has no limit.
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