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Fantasy dinner party
Mon 14-Mar-11
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Rae Mond
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I mean the "who would you invite to a fantasy dinner party, if you could invite anyone living or dead" thing, not anything else. Strictly PG or at the most 12A ratings here folks .

So go on then, who? And what would you serve? There's a limit of 7 people other than yourself, as I reckon 8 is the maximum really workable number for a dinner party, but no limit on the number of courses.

 

 

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Mon 14-Mar-11
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Oh, Rae, this needs serious thought !!!

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Mon 14-Mar-11
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Going for an even split of male and female for a "balanced" table. Me and Fiona plus these six, chosen for craic and wild, ribald laughter rather than any sort of intellectual debate:

Muhammed Ali in his prime
Ruby Wax
Sir Mark Prescott (local racing trainer and a great raconteur)
Sue Barker (UK tennis champion and now a TV show compere, with a great laugh)
Ted Walsh (Irish trainer and ex-jockey "I never rode that filly but I was on board her mother once")
Mae West ("I used to be Snow White, but I drifted." and more)

Two hours of pre-dinner drinkies champagne champagne
Starters: Seared scallops with Clonakilty black pudding chef
Mains: Would have to be roast beef for that lot i_am_hungry
Pudding: Queen of Puddings with custard and cream smooch
Three hours of post-dinner drinkies champagne champagne champagne

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Mon 14-Mar-11
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I think a prety good list is being compiled on another thread big_laugh,i dont think the 8 person rule will hold (hopefullyok ) and as for the menue ,that could be an event in itself depending who brings what eeek

dont know about the 5 hours of drinkies Danny most of us wusses will probbably be under the table before the starters arrive big_laughbig_laugh but hey we can but try big_laughbig_laugh MOSwhistle

 

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Mon 14-Mar-11
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Ditto BS's comment. I'll start working on it. Initial thoughts would be lots of gorgeous men, Pitt, clooney, depp etc, but that's just being greedy...need some conversation too, can't just sit there drooling all night.

Think Jeremy clarkson would be a good one for some interesting debates, would also fancy it being one of the Heston blumenthal fantasy dinners - with all the weird and wonderful concoctions he makes, not sure what the theme would be yet.

Mo Mowlam, now she was a character, she might be included - dont agree with her politics but she had a certain life force that was hard to beat.

Will think about it all day tomorrow while gardening.

Mon 14-Mar-11
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I still like the clip from Spitting Image of Maggie Thatcher sitting at dinner -

"Are you ready to order?"

"Yes, I'll have steak."

"What about the vegetables?"

"Oh, they'll have the same as me!!"

 

(The clip is not very good quality - but you get the drift!)

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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Hmm, I think it depends on the kind of party you are in the mood for....

Old Hollywood?

Gene Kelly, Fred Astare, Vera-Ellen, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Rosalyn Russel....

Literary?

Terry Pratchett, Mercedes Lackey, Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Louisa May Alcott, J. M. Barrie,

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Charlotte Bronte....

Political?

Thomas and Martha Jefferson, John and Abigail  Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Marquis de La Fayette, Betsy Ross, Anne Trotter Bailey....

 

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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It is a tough question. I've been mulling it over for quite a while, and I've yet to decide on my final 6 or 7 guests.

I'm not even sure yet if I'd have to include Sam. I have dinner with Sam most evenings, so it almost feels like a waste of a guest. Also I don't know how much he'd actually want to have dinner with the others on the list.

And I really have no idea about the food.

 The few dead certs for the list so far are my dad (obviously), John Cusack (because he's as intelligent as he is gorgeous),  and Spike Milligan (as long as he's in a good mood).

I can't remember whether or not Milligan became a veggie though. He got all eco in his later life as I recall.

Robert Rankin would probably get an invitation, and at the moment I'm thinking Alan Coren, but that could just be because I'm reading a compliation of his articles and short stories.

But then I feel like I probably ought to invite some women. Maybe Hillary Clinton and Jane Austen.

Then again maybe I should invite Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connelly or Carol Vorderman for my dad to flirt with.

And then again, again, I'm sure he'd love to be sat next to Fred Dibnah, and I must say I think Guy Martin (modern day motorbike racing Dibnah equivalent, excellt series on BBC one at the moment, the boat thast Guy built. You should watch it) would be excellent company.

 

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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I would send out invites to you lot and see who wants to come, just for the sheer curiosity of getting to know some of you better. What a cop out big_laugh

Tue 15-Mar-11
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Rae Mond Brrrrrrrrrilliant himself and I have often had fun with the 'fantasy dinner'

Firstly Izinbard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Stevenson, Einstein ( thats himselfs choice)

Clepoatra, My great, great grandmother, Bette Midler ( my choice, hes still going on about the list!! hes a retired engineer if you didnt guess!)

The Menu:- sloe_ginMartinis with little olivey starter things, with lots of horses duverys!

Starter,magic Himselfs special, a ripe peach, peeled  and stuffed with soft garlic cheese, plated on a bed of rocket ( growing in the cold frame!) covered with curry mayonaise!!! ( it is delicious) choice of wines/ and iced water

Main Coursechef Kangaroo steak, served with fresh veg of the day.

Puddingcheers A choice home made creme brule / home made fruits of the garden cheesecake ( various toasted nuts caramalised in honey) to put on the side.

Cheese courseflaming_noraBlack bomber/english cheddar/grapes from the garden with white/ruby port

 Very Important!! Someone else to do the dishes!! please!  ( what fun, we really could do with a dinner party for atoffeeapple couple of hundred!!!

Tue 15-Mar-11
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Can I please just have a one to one with Al Puchino..... and if you have in mind 'The Scent of a Woman',  mixed Martini for starters, rare Argentinian steak and fabulouse red Argentinian wine and ooh...that Argentinian tango....that's me sorted.....well who needs company....and wasn't thinking about much conversation.....magickisskiss

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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ep said:

Can I please just have a one to one with Al Puchino..... and if you have in mind 'The Scent of a Woman',  mixed Martini for starters, rare Argentinian steak and fabulouse red Argentinian wine and ooh...that Argentinian tango....that's me sorted.....well who needs company....and wasn't thinking about much conversation.....magickisskiss


 

OOOOOOOOOw you strumpet runawaywhistle

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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Elsa, for a meal like that . . . you can call me Al  whistle . . for one evening only cheers

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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wave  Cheeky  whistle    big_laugh

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Tue 15-Mar-11
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MOS said:


 
OOOOOOOOOw you strumpet runawaywhistle


Danny said:

Elsa, for a meal like that . . . you can call me Al  whistle . . for one evening only cheers

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