Christmas at "Fontainebleau"­

  • December 25, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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I AM DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE  the annual Christmas dinner and party at my home, "Fontainebleau"  ( www.spacerelics.com/house)  on Wednesday, December 25th, at 2PM and lasting all evening.

 

The focus this year is on uniting great people, great food, and great wines in a spirit of gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives!

 

This will be a team effort in that I am happy to open my home and make it available to the group, but in return I need the assistance of my guests to make this a great event.

 

 

HERE IS THE GAME-PLAN AND LAUNCH CODES:

 

 

1) I will be supplying both turkeys and hams as the main entree for a total of fifty guests, and the guest list is accordingly limited to fifty.

 

2) Each guest, in-turn, is asked to bring a NICER THAN USUAL Christmas dish such as quality stuffings, sweet potatos, cranberry sauces, mashed potatoes and gravy, different types of pies, ect. Lets really go GOURMET and make this one for the record books!

 

3) Each guest is ALSO asked to bring ONE $25.00 AND UP wine selection of any kind PER GUEST. In lieu of wine, spirits such as Egg Nog, Ports, or Liquors may also be substituted.

 

4) Please post what SPECIFIC FOOD and BEVERAGE (WINE, ECT.) items you are bringing within TWO DAYS of reserving your spot in the COMMENTS SECTION at the bottom of this page! This is the only way for everyone to keep track of who is bringing which item and what is still needed!

 

5) Given that we are all participating in this event together as a TEAM, I will be grateful for any help my guests would care to contribute in helping me to clean-up at night's end!

 

6) Please DO NOT bring any dishes that must still be cooked; rather, everything must be completed but CAN be heated-up here if need be.

 

7) Please feel free to enjoy the pool and surrounding courtyard if the weather permits! You are also certainly welcome to eat, drink, and smoke outside in the courtyard as well

 

8) All guests are asked to park single-file on the opposite side of the street in front of the house and NOT in the driveways!

  

Warm regards,

 

David

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  • Jeanette H.

    Fabulous

    December 26, 2013

  • Bracha S.

    Great event, great food, great company and great host - thank you David!

    December 26, 2013

  • Dawn

    It was nice meeting all of you.

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Mataila

    It was a pleasure meeting you all! I enjoyed the food, company and wine. Glad I now know what egg nog tastes like! It was good and spiked just right! ;) Thank you all for a great Christmas day and my first meet up event.

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Lou

    Great event... food, wine and nice people.

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THanks for another great event David! The company was wonderful, and the food was absolutely terrific! I can not wait for New Year's Eve! It was a great way to spend Christmas!

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Bobby M.

    Thanks to everyone for a great Christmas afternoon!

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Janet

    Thank you for so generously hosting this. Dave and I are sorry we didn't get a chance to tell you in person, as you were giving a tour at the time we had to leave. Best, Janet

    December 26, 2013

  • Clément D.

    Real nice

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • David

    Fantastic ... thank you all for coming!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Nataliya P.

    Thank you David for hosting such a wonderful party. It was my pleasure to meet you and get introduced to your awesome group.

    December 25, 2013

  • Jenny W

    David, i may be able to join after my dinner if time permits... won't be able to bring a dish , but definitely a bottle of wine...would be ok?

    December 25, 2013

  • mele m.

    My mom has been sick and I didn't think I would be needed today but it hasn't turned out that way. I'm disspointed I can't attend:(

    December 25, 2013

  • Peter

    Hello David: If I can get there after dinner with my business partners, I won't be eating or have any food to bring. If I bring a bottle of wine, can I stop by?

    December 25, 2013

    • David

      ... you certainly may and Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2013

  • Jeanette H.

    I need to change what I will bring: from Apple pie to deviled eggs. I hope that works for everyone. I will also be bringing a Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, one of my favorites.

    December 24, 2013

    • David

      no worries, Jeanette, but please make enough eggs for 35 hungry folks!

      1 · December 24, 2013

  • mele m.

    I will bring spanakopita nd a bottle of Ladera cab from Howell Mnt in Napa

    1 · December 23, 2013

    • Carla

      I was very excited that you were bringing it! My mom usually makes it for Christmas :)

      1 · December 24, 2013

    • Nataliya P.

      It's awesome treat if made right. :)

      December 24, 2013

  • Nataliya P.

    Decided on desert. Cake pops: chocolate and red velvet.

    2 · December 24, 2013

  • Quin G.

    We will bring our WORLD FAMOUS Eggnog - made from scratch. If others are bringing "store bought"...please don't...as ours is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a few inches in the waist! We can do a healthy portion of cranberry sauce too...(doctored of course...). As for wines - tell us what you're missing and we'll fill in a gap or two.

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Quin G.

      We are also going to bring salad and also some potatoes as we seem to be a little protein heavy

      2 · December 23, 2013

    • David

      ... many thanks to all, and the Moscato sounds good, Steve!

      December 24, 2013

  • Mataila

    Hey!
    I'll bring a delightful chicken and vegetable casserole, as well as a Pinot Noir. Belle Glos.

    1 · December 21, 2013

    • Mataila

      Thank you for hosting!

      December 22, 2013

    • David

      ... my pleasure, and I am always happy to play host when everyone pitches in to help!

      December 23, 2013

  • Lou

    Adding a Pinot Noir wine to Merlot wine and pastry assortment.

    December 23, 2013

    • David

      great, Lou ... thanks!

      December 23, 2013

  • Clément D.

    David, do you type Russian alphabets or what?

    1 · December 23, 2013

    • David

      да я делаю (оскал) !!

      December 23, 2013

    • Nataliya P.

      He sure does. :))

      December 23, 2013

  • Bobby M.

    A Kenny's Key Lime Pie and a blend of some sort..... Yum!

    December 23, 2013

  • Jeanette H.

    I will bring my famous decadent pear/apple pie and a fine white wine. This will be my first event with this group and I am so excited to attend.

    December 23, 2013

    • David

      I am looking forward to meeting you, Jeanette, and thank you!

      December 23, 2013

  • khall

    I will bring meatballs and my own infused pineapple vodka for something different.

    1 · December 23, 2013

    • David

      ... wow, that sounds fantastic ... thank you!

      December 23, 2013

  • Nataliya P.

    Well, since I am new to group I will bring something that no one tried before. Something European style.

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Nataliya P.

      You are funny. I will be delighted to finally meet you in person.

      December 22, 2013

    • David

      я тоже !!

      December 23, 2013

  • Carla

    I am planning to bring a bottle of 2010 The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon that I have in my wine fridge that I got from Saviah Cellars during a Walla Walla visit. I am also bringing a plate of triple cream cheeses (Brie, Blue Cheese), crackers and olive tapenade.

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • David

      ... very nice!

      1 · December 23, 2013

  • Lou

    Merlot wine and pastry assortment.

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • David

      ... sounds great, Lou!

      December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    David, I will bring a cranberry jello salad and a dessert. I will bring a nice Sparkling Cava as well.

    December 15, 2013

    • David

      Mike has informed me that he will be making his world-famous Chicken Spaggetti!

      3 · December 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes David, that is correct.

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Shai

    I am not sure of the wine yet but I plan to bring red wine cupcakes!

    December 20, 2013

    • David

      ... sounds great ... why don't you bring some high-end (1920s) red wine with your "Red Wine Cupcakes"!

      December 20, 2013

  • roger e.

    Hi Dave,
    Just a reminder re: my parking needs.
    Roger

    December 20, 2013

    • David

      ... Roger, Roger!

      2 · December 20, 2013

  • Dawn

    I am not the best cook so I am going to try and make a Risotto. My friend, Emilie is coming with me, and we will both bring a bottle of white wine

    December 17, 2013

    • David

      ... sounds great, Dawn, and please keep in mind that you do not have to cook anything; store-bought would be fine!

      December 17, 2013

  • Deanna S.

    I'll be bringing Honey Baked Ham and sparkling cider. Stuffing, gravy, rolls and a dessert as well.

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • David

      Fantastic ... thank you!

      December 13, 2013

  • Steve C.

    I will bring a sweet potato casserole and egg nog (spiked of course).

    December 5, 2013

    • David

      ... that is certainly fine!

      December 11, 2013

    • David

      ... sounds good!

      December 11, 2013

  • Bracha S.

    I will bring a fresh, grilled mixed vegetables dish toasted in Sesame Seeds oil and a bottle of Gerard Bertarand Pinot Noire.
    Looking forward to this special gathering and thank you David for opening doors again to your beautiful house!

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • David

      .... sounds fantastic ... thank you!

      December 11, 2013

  • Clément D.

    I won't bring my bathing suit...I'll go in au naturel if needs to be...I'll bring an R&R (Rich&Rare) Reserve Canadian Whisky (Canadian spelling) + some Egg Nog + Ground Nutmeg + a Georgia Pecan Pie that you can sprinkle with a bit of nutmeg for the Special Occasion. Joyeux Noël y'all

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Steve C.

      I like the Canadian Reserve, but Clement, if you are going in the pool au naturale, I may have to cancel or bring a blindfold.

      1 · December 5, 2013

    • David

      ... I'll second that !!!

      1 · December 5, 2013

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