Will be in Irvine for meetings that week and would love to break bread with any interested local forumites. Last time I was there, Marché Moderne provided a great experience, but of course I would defer to local expertise for advice on location.
I've got meetings in Houston through Wednesday early afternoon so I'm going to see if I can get back in time for this. Will chime in again when I know.
Marche is a good spot although corkage can get pricey with large group. I would throw out Juliette's kitchen which took over the Pascal restaurant space near the airport which has very good food and is wine friendly. Haven't done an offline there but have dined with family and enjoyed it.
Put me down as maybe. Will know for sure about a week prior.
VinT - I got a flight back from Houston in the afternoon which should allow me to make an offline provided there are no flight delays so count me in. My wife is tentative at this point but will know more on her status in a week or so.
Great news! It'll be nice to catch up.
I might be able to make it depending on what is going on with work that week. xhoser are you making a reservation somewhere?
I will take care of reservation. I will make it for 6 people as I may be a +1. We can always downsize if needed as the date gets closer. I will call Juliette's today to make reservation for 6pm since they close at 9pm I want to give us time to finish tasting/eating. OpenTable currently shows only 5pm or 7:30pm available but I find calling directly gives you more options. Is this time and venue acceptable to all? I'm flexible.
Reservation made for 6pm
Juliette Kitchen & Bar
1000 Bristol Street North, Suite 11
Newport Beach CA 92660
I'll probably bring a 12-15 year old CDP
X, put me down as maybe. Unfortunately have to wait till next week to find out whether I can go or not. Will go solo if I can. Thanks.
xhoser, thanks for making the reserve. I should be able to make 6pm...if my meeting ends on time.
Do we have a CdP theme happening? Or is this a free-for-all?
I'd vote for a free-for-all. Bring something you'd like to share.
Let me know if you need a ride.
Thanks. I'll be at our office on Corporate Park. Is your cell number still he same (ends in 792)?
Yes it is. Call anytime.
I should be in. I'll bring a white.
I may be +1 for this - a local friend might be able to make it. Unfortunately, he won't know for sure until Tuesday.
I am in.
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949.748.4845 ext. 293
I will be a +1 with my better half so I have now changed the reservation to 8 people in case VinT is a +1 and everyone else can still make it.
Am I missing anyone?
Realize there is no theme but it seems that most of us are bringing old world wines. I will bring a red CDP and probably a Loire dry white.
See you Wednesday.
As of right now I should be able to attend.
Planning to bring a bordeaux.
x, I still don't know if my friend Mike is in or out for this - probably a game day decision for him because of work.
I should be able to get a ride over from the office.
I'll be packing a '94 López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva.
Looking forward to this!
I like you already!
My +1 can't make it, so I will be solo.
Just my luck- maintenance delay in Houston. I've explained to the captain that I have an important dinner meeting this evening so he is going to do what he can. This better get handled quickly as I want to taste my first LdH tonight.
Update - supposed to be taking off soon but will likely be a little late to dinner.
xhoser, you get my vote as the current #1 offline whore of the forums!
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Guys, I really don't know how but I had the 31st in my calendar. I already have plans for tonight so I won't be able to make it. Sorry for the late notice. Hopefully I can meet you next time you are in town VinT.
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