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bahwm


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DETAILS: At our last tasting, we talked about our next tasting and thought that Bubbly & Sushi would be a really nice gathering here. So, ddeuddeg and I just got back from Seabar-one of the premiere sushi places in the area. We spoke with Mike Andrzejewski., the owner and he is really excited about having us. He said that it would be fun for him to do some creative sushi and perhaps, gain some national exposure. Everything we ate tonight was delicious. Beef on Weck Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Crab & Mango and Unagi BLT Handroll @ SeabarHe is willing to work with us on cost if we bring our own bottles. He would like us to purchase some of his bubbly and would probably charge us a reasonable corkage fee, $10.00 per bottle.

DATE: Saturday, July 23rd

TIME: 6 PM

MENU: Seabar Menu

THEME: Bubbly, Sushi & Shakespeare

WHAT TO BRING:
---A bottle of your favorite bubbly--one bottle per couple or two people can sponsor one bottle.

---COST: $45 per person.

Breakdown as follows:
-$30.00 per person food
-$10.00 per bottle corkage
(we were figuring $5.00 per person for corkage because of our thought of one bottle per 2 people)
-$5.40 person gratuity (18% of $30.00)
-plus tax based on total sale, no tax on gratuity.
---So we're looking at $45.00 per person. Perhaps more if we open more bottles.

PLUS, Mike is donating 2 bottles of Scharffenberger Sparkling to get the party started!! WooHoo!



HOSTS: bahwm & ddeuddeg at Seabar, 475 Ellicott St. Buffalo NY, 14203

Update on DESSERTS: At bahwm & ddeuddeg's home in S. Buffalo: White chocolate-ginger cheesecake; Summer berry mint cream tart; Peach tart, if the peaches are available as the growers promised; Green tea Ice cream; a trio of tropical sorbets: lavender-rose, coconut-lime, and orange blossom. Selection may be subject to change. We'll bring a cooler to Seabar to keep dessert bubblies cool.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park: either Friday or Sunday. Please post preference (weather will also be a determining factor!)

ATTENDEES:
1. bahwm - Chandon Étoile Rosé
2. ddeuddeg -Domaine Carneros by Taittinger '04, '05, '06 vertical with dessert
3. Sparky
4. tiger
5. justinrsanderson - Mumm Napa DVX 2001 and 2005 Rose
6. justin’s lovely new wife
7. PolarBear - Chandon Étoile, Rosé and a sparkling Pinot Grigio
8. PolarBear's +1
9. bahwm's wooter niece who has not posted
10. bahwm's wooter niece's husband
11. tonyr14226
12. tonyr14226's +1
13. esteinwachs
14. esteinwachs's + 1
15. Karen Sanderson
16. John Sanderson
17.
18.

MAYBES:
1. Krystal Champagne
2. Ublink
3. the lovely Mrs.Ublink


REGRETS:
- CAGirl
- InShadows
- wkdpanda
- cheron98
- ecamodeo a.k.a. The Pasta Peddler
- The Pasta Peddler +1
- tommythecat
- Silvia
- Evan
- Lea
- anyone else who misses this one!!

DESSERTS
1. bahwm
2. ddeuddeg
3. Sparky
4. PolarBear
5. Mrs. PolarBear
6. tiger
7, justinrsanderson
8. Mrs. justinrsanderson
9. bahwm's wooter niece who has not posted
10. bahwm's wooter niece's husband
11. tonyr14226
12. tonyr14226's +1
13. esteinwachs
14. esteinwachs's + 1

Sunday Brunch at Shango
1. bahwm
2. ddeuddeg
3. Sparky
4. PolarBear
5. Mrs. PolarBear
6. justinrsanderson

SHAKESPEARE'S AS YOU LIKE IT ATTENDEES
1. bahwm (Whenever. Just not Monday--no show!)
2. ddeuddeg (Whenever. Just not Monday--no show!)
3. Sparky
4. tiger (Sunday)
5. PolarBear and his +1 (Sunday)
6. PolarBear's +1 (Sunday)
7. justinrsanderson
8. Mrs. justinrsanderson




May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

tiger7610


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bahwm wrote:sushi and bubbly



Either March 19th or March 26th work for me (first and last weekend of spring break). I have to check my exam schedule to know more about april, but the march dates should work. So would we have to bring our own bottles and purchase some of his bubbly? Any idea on a price range for this event? Otherwise it looks awesome, I was just thinking that I want some sushi after seeing your facebook photo of the restaurant.

ddeuddeg


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tiger7610 wrote:Either March 19th or March 26th work for me ...


Yeah, well, the reason the 19th isn't one of the choices on the original post is that the Shakespeare in Delaware Fabulous Feast and Auction is that night. It seems that we're chairing it (again).

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

MarkDaSpark


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Tempted by the earlier dates, since April 30th is my son's bday (and thus is out).


Just not sure how my tender hide will take the cold Buffalo weather.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

bahwm


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ddeuddeg wrote:Yeah, well, the reason the 19th isn't one of the choices on the original post is that the Shakespeare in Delaware Fabulous Feast and Auction is that night. It seems that we're chairing it (again).


Anybody out there want to make a donation of an auction item or items? Let us know. Wine, of course, is always a nice auction item. . . Gift baskets, airline tickets, a villa in Tuscany (oh, sorry, inside joke from another theater!), condo opportunities, country home in the Catskills, spa packages or any other unique item that you could think of. . . We're especially looking for some big ticket items.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Tempted by the earlier dates, since April 30th is my son's bday (and thus is out).


Just not sure how my tender hide will take the cold Buffalo weather.


Oh, Sweetheart, it shouldn't be that cold by then! After all, it'll be Spring! Come on out and join us!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

MarkDaSpark


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bahwm wrote:Any body out there want to make a donation of an auction item or items? Let us know. Wine, of course, is always a nice auction item. . . Gift baskets, airline tickets, a villa in Tuscany (oh, sorry, inside joke from another theater!), condo opportunities, country home in the Catskills, spa packages or anything other unique item that you could think of. . . We're especially looking for some big ticket items.



I know someone with a bridge in NYC, would that work?


And March is still technically Winter! Brrrrr!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

ddeuddeg


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I know someone with a bridge in NYC, would that work?

Never mind, I already own that bridge.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

tiger7610


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I know someone with a bridge in NYC, would that work?


And March is still technically Winter! Brrrrr!



But you will be inside drinking wine, and if you want I can bring bunch of jackets that you can wear while the rest of will be in t-shirts to celebrate buffalo spring.

cheron98


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I know someone with a bridge in NYC, would that work?


And March is still technically Winter! Brrrrr!



Nah, that late in March is technically Spring

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cheron98


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While I cannot guarantee anything, I will attempt to make it out for whichever weekend it ends up being. Right around there is the launch of our next phase, so depending on the clients' whims depends on which weekend I will be free. If at all.

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CAGrl


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I've been craving sushi and I love me some bubbly. Probably won't be able to make it because of my crazy exam schedule, but I will definitely keep an eye on this thread.

polarbear22


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justinrsanderson


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I'm in. We've been steady customers of Mike's since Tsunami. He does some incredible stuff (apart from sushi), I especially like his take on chicken and waffles.

Many of his wine prices are also great, for those in the know. Like this Hanzell Pinot Noir which he offers at $75/bottle when direct price is $95!

I will definitely be attending this. I will be away Apr 2-10, any other dates work right now.


Working on the SDP dinner now, I think we will be attending again, but need bossman to approve it.

EDIT: Approved! See you there!

"If it smells done, it's done. If it smells burnt, it's burnt. If it don't smell, it ain't done yet."

bahwm


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justinrsanderson wrote:I'm in. We've been steady customers of Mike's since Tsunami. He does some incredible stuff (apart from sushi), I especially like his take on chicken and waffles.

Many of his wine prices are also great, for those in the know. Like this Hanzell Pinot Noir which he offers at $75/bottle when direct price is $95!

I will definitely be attending this. I will be away Apr 2-10, any other dates work right now.


Working on the SDP dinner now, I think we will be attending again, but need bossman to approve it.

EDIT: Approved! See you there!


Excellent! Are you all set with the appropriate forms etc. for SDP? Are you definitely getting a table--feel free to take this into PM or email.

Re: Bubbly & Sushi: we're kind of leaning toward the April 30th date. How would that work for you guys and anyone else out there who's thinking of joining us?



May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

tiger7610


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Most likely April 30th will not work for me, just because it will be very close to exams, but who knows maybe I will be so prepared that I will feel that I can take that time off.

cheron98


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bahwm wrote:Excellent! Are you all set with the appropriate forms etc. for SDP? Are you definitely getting a table--feel free to take this into PM or email.

Re: Bubbly & Sushi: we're kind of leaning toward the April 30th date. How would that work for you guys and anyone else out there who's thinking of joining us?



That would definitely be the best chance I have.

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

CAGrl


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April 30th might work for me because I will be done with classes. And I fly back to California for a week the Monday after so I can fly to Buffalo, then back to Florida then to Cali. Definitely interested now.

bahwm


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CAGrl wrote:April 30th might work for me because I will be done with classes. And I fly back to California for a week the Monday after so I can fly to Buffalo, then back to Florida then to Cali. Definitely interested now.


Why not fly directly from Buffalo? Is your hubby flying with you? Which airport would you be flying into in Cali?

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

MarkDaSpark


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bahwm wrote:Excellent! Are you all set with the appropriate forms etc. for SDP? Are you definitely getting a table--feel free to take this into PM or email.

Re: Bubbly & Sushi: we're kind of leaning toward the April 30th date. How would that work for you guys and anyone else out there who's thinking of joining us?




Youse guys really don't want me to go, do you? Since I already said the 30th is my son's b-day.


What about late May? After Mother's Day (8th) and CyberPub Bottling (15th?)? On or before Memorial Day weekend?



Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:Never mind, I already own that bridge.



I thought Tommy & Mill co-owned that one?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Youse guys really don't want me to go, do you? Since I already said the 30th is my son's b-day.

Arrrgh! Brain cramp! That's why we discuss things, right?

MarkDaSpark wrote:What about late May? After Mother's Day (8th) and CyberPub Bottling (15th?)? On or before Memorial Day weekend?


I'm not sure when ddeuddeg has graduation.

Edit: I never did a split quote before!

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cheron98


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Youse guys really don't want me to go, do you? Since I already said the 30th is my son's b-day.


What about late May? After Mother's Day (8th) and CyberPub Bottling (15th?)? On or before Memorial Day weekend?



That would totally disrupt my standing Memorial Day Weekend gathering in Detroit. Though I haven't figured out a theme for this year yet.

I'm sure I had an idea, but I forgot what it was...

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tiger7610


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cheron98 wrote:That would totally disrupt my standing Memorial Day Weekend gathering in Detroit. Though I haven't figured out a theme for this year yet.

I'm sure I had an idea, but I forgot what it was...



It could be get everyone to Buffalo for the super Buffalo gathering?

CAGrl


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bahwm wrote:Why not fly directly from Buffalo? Is your hubby flying with you? Which airport would you be flying into in Cali?


Well, I've already purchased Fort Lauderdale to SFO ticket and if tried to change it then I'd be charged a change fee (JetBlue).

But seeing as how Sparky can't make it that weekend, it might be a moot point. So, May might work. Hubby might even be able to come up. Or early June. More likely than not, we'll be packing up mid-June and doing a long cross-country trip back to Cali.

ddeuddeg


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MarkDaSpark wrote:I thought Tommy & Mill co-owned that one?

Yeah, yeah. Tommy bought from an impostor. Mine's the real deal. Probably shouldn't tell Tommy, though.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

ddeuddeg


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bahwm wrote:I'm not sure when ddeuddeg has graduation.

Monday, May 23rd. Not an issue.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:Yeah, yeah. Tommy bought from an impostor. Mine's the real deal. Probably shouldn't tell Tommy, though.




Umm, I'd be careful saying that ... since Nallie disappears people who say she doesn't sell items legitimately.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

tenuki


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CAGrl wrote:Well, I've already purchased Fort Lauderdale to SFO ticket and if tried to change it then I'd be charged a change fee (JetBlue).

But seeing as how Sparky can't make it that weekend, it might be a moot point. So, May might work. Hubby might even be able to come up. Or early June. More likely than not, we'll be packing up mid-June and doing a long cross-country trip back to Cali.



Totally lurking but what? Y'all are coming back?

CT

CAGrl


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tenuki wrote:Totally lurking but what? Y'all are coming back?


Most likely. So far that's the plan, but that can change if I get an awesome job here. Going to be in Cali in May to look for a jobby job.

bahwm


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CAGrl wrote:Most likely. So far that's the plan, but that can change if I get an awesome job here. Going to be in Cali in May to look for a jobby job.


And you'll be done with all of your studies?

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

bahwm


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CAGrl wrote:Well, I've already purchased Fort Lauderdale to SFO ticket and if tried to change it then I'd be charged a change fee (JetBlue).

But seeing as how Sparky can't make it that weekend, it might be a moot point. So, May might work. Hubby might even be able to come up. Or early June. More likely than not, we'll be packing up mid-June and doing a long cross-country trip back to Cali.


Tossing out a few more dates: Sat. March 26; April--Justin will be away for the first two weekends; April 16 is my b-day; April 23rd Easter Vigil; April 30-Sparky's son's b-day--that about kills April. How about May, except for the 7th (Mother's Day weekend)and May 14th (Vegas bottling)(thanx cheron!); May 21st; May 28th (I know, cheron's Memorial Day Bash. We like to get planting and yard work done during this weekend, but it might work. Michigan peeps could come out here!. Discuss.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

justinrsanderson


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bahwm wrote:Tossing out a few more dates: Sat. March 26; April--Justin will be away for the first two weekends; April 16 is my b-day; April 23rd Easter Vigil; April 30-Sparky's son's b-day--that about kills April. How about May, except for the 7th (Mother's Day weekend)--May 14th; May 21st; May 28th (I know, cheron's Memorial Day Bash. We like to get planting and yard work done during this weekend, but it might work. Michigan peeps could come out here!. Discuss.



No snow in May for the Michigan folks that want to make the trip. Buffalo is really nice in May/June too. Could play some golf before the event....

What's the deal on bubbles? We can bring some, but have to buy some from Mike?

"If it smells done, it's done. If it smells burnt, it's burnt. If it don't smell, it ain't done yet."

bahwm


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justinrsanderson wrote:
What's the deal on bubbles? We can bring some, but have to buy some from Mike?


Basically, yep. We, obviously, cannot bring in bubbles that he has. He expects us to buy some from him and will allow us to bring some. There will probably be an "opening" fee for the others. Once we decide on a date, I'll get his wine list and post it and we can work around that.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

CAGrl


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bahwm wrote:And you'll be done with all of your studies?


Yup. Will be all done by May. Only weekend I can't do anything would be May 14th because that's graduation. Every other weekend in May should work out okay. My attendance will be based on our finances at that time.

cheron98


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bahwm wrote:May 14th



Vegas bottling.

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

tenuki


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CAGrl wrote:Most likely. So far that's the plan, but that can change if I get an awesome job here. Going to be in Cali in May to look for a jobby job.



Ah, sorry things didn't work out, but would be good to hang out again. That or I need to make it to Florida faster

CT

CAGrl


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tenuki wrote:Ah, sorry things didn't work out, but would be good to hang out again. That or I need to make it to Florida faster


Well, the program is only 1 year so there was always the chance we would move back after only 1 year out here. I do like it here and even if I end up staying here, my heart is definitely in California.

tiger7610


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Like I said March 26th works for me, later in may should work as well, still dont have all my finals schedule yet.

bahwm


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Bump and date check: Trying to narrow things down based on date preferences of those who have expressed an interest: Sat. March 26th, Sat. May 21st, June 4th,or June 11th would work? What say you all? Double check you calendars and post away. I don't think I've messed up the dates this time!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast