Italian Night & Fireworks on Ming's Patio

This will take place at my apartment in heart of Kits. I'm on the top floor of a three story walk up, with a large patio and very good view of English Bay.

I will have a gas-powered grill available for people to use if they wish.

Join or login to comment.

  • Steven L

    Fantastic, great company and GREAT food!

    July 28, 2013

  • Al

    I'm bringing a large fruit platter.... See you before 8pm.

    July 27, 2013

  • Ming C

    Amy has sent the address to everyone on the Attending list. If you didn't get it, email me or Amy through the our Meetup profiles.

    See everyone tomorrow at 8pm.

    July 26, 2013

  • Zeljka

    Regrettably I also have to bow out tomorrow night. Have a great evening all....Zeljka

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring a great Florentine pizza that everyone loves. See you soon!

    July 26, 2013

  • Amy K.

    I have to cancel! My first time ever!!! Am teaching a class tomorrow and tried to get out of it!!No luck. So bummed.

    July 26, 2013

  • Steven L

    Hi Ming, can I come earlier to drop off my Tiramisu? I rather not walk some distance and carry such a delicate item. tx

    July 26, 2013

    • Ming C

      Hello steven. Depends how early.

      July 26, 2013

  • Ming C

    Short term weather forecast is looking good, so everything is thumbs up for Saturday.

    One other declaration is RM bringing an as yet unspecified appy or dessert. I have a guest coming that's leaning toward meatballs.

    I'm surprised no one has declared to bringing pasta yet. Figured it was a natural choice.

    Remember that their will be a gas-grill available for your use.

    If anyone is hard up for ideas:

    pasta (as already mentioned)
    proscuiutto & melon
    bruschetta or crostini topped with tomato salad
    florentine steak (might want to split cost of this between several people)


    And please change your RSVP if you unable to attend, this gives the people on the waiting list a chance.

    July 25, 2013

    • Amy K.

      If you are on the wait list, than no, unfortunately, not this time. Only those who are on the "yes" list will get the address to attend. However, there may be some last minute cancellations and you could be moved to the "yes" list.

      July 25, 2013

    • Ming C

      the Meetup system will send you an email that notifies you if make it off the waiting list on the attending list.

      July 25, 2013

  • Zeljka

    I wasn't sure what to bring but your list just reminded me that I get great reviews for my bruschetta bread w/cheese. I'm leaning towards that...see you Sat, Zeljka

    July 25, 2013

  • Amy K.

    If anyone is interested in hosting a meetup in the future....we don't have one scheduled for Aug. There are always great ideas at the meetups too if you are considering hosting.

    July 24, 2013

  • Ming C

    Hi everyone. Long range weather forecast looks good.

    Food-wise, so far we have:
    Caprese Salad
    Egg plant parmesan
    Tiramisu
    Pizza

    Please help everyone else plan by declaring what you intend to bring to the party. :)

    For those driving, as mentioned before, there is limited free street parking in the area, but it tends to fill up by mid-afternoon on fireworks nights. There is a commercial underground parking lot nearby. It's at 1978 Vine Street (this is about 3 blocks from my place). I don't know how much parking is it, but I'm sure it will be pricey :-p

    For those taking transit, the closest bus stops are at Cornwall Ave & Balsam St (if you're coming by way of downtown or the north shore)

    Fourth Ave & Vine St (if you're coming from anywhere else in the city)

    If you can't attend, please change your RSVP so that those on the waiting list will have a chance.

    Thanks!

    July 20, 2013

  • Bonnie

    I'll bring a Caprese salad and wine :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Ming C

    Minor update: Fireworks are scheduled to being at 10pm (not 10:30 as I previously mentioned). The rest of our plans remain unchanged though. Dinner will begin at 8pm.

    July 10, 2013

    • Ming C

      Hello Stefanie. Right now, you are still on the waiting list. You're #7 on the waiting list. So if 7 people who are currently on the "Attending" list change their minds and drop out, then you're in. Usually, on the last 2-4 days before the event, alot of people will change their RSVP status. So just check again around July[masked]

      July 11, 2013

    • Ming C

      We will send out the address and contact phone number to everyone on the "Attending" list on July 26th.

      July 11, 2013

  • Steven L

    Mine will be tiramisu a la Bon Bon style!

    July 11, 2013

  • Cat

    I'll bring eggplant parmigiana.

    July 10, 2013

  • Linda W

    So sorry, but a family event has come up. Hope everyone has a good time.

    July 9, 2013

  • Steven L

    If I get off the wait list and actually can go, I probably will walk from Broadway to his place and do the same on the way out.

    July 9, 2013

  • Amy K.

    Hi all... just a reminder if you are new to our meet up and have not paid the $5.00 dues- please do so at the next meetup! Thank you!

    July 9, 2013

  • Amy K.

    As always the address will be emailed to those who are attendind several days prior to the event.

    July 4, 2013

  • Amy K.

    Looks like we have a great turn out! At the last meet up- Ming was giving us "transportation tips" as it will be a traffic and parking zoo! To avoid towing, tickets, long walks- it was suggested the best way to travel that night may be cabs and/or buses. Not sure where the closest stop is for Transit. I know several of us in my neighborhood live close by and talked about sharing a cab. Remember to please sign up for what you plan to bring... Ming has some great ideas- and wine is ALWAYS a must! I can't decide from an amazing pasta dish I tried in Rome in May(which is meatless) or Osso Bucco with Risotto........

    July 3, 2013

  • Steven L

    For some reason, I didn't get the invite until today. Very strange!

    June 21, 2013

    • Amy K.

      It was officially announced today.

      June 21, 2013

  • Ming C

    Zoinks, that filled up quick.
    Just a note for the new folks, these things do tend to fill up easily, but in the last 3 days before the event, alot of people will change their RSVP and drop out, so do not worry that there's a waiting list. I know alot of people don't decide what they will bring until the last minute, but if everyone could at least commit to a catagory of dish they wish to bring, that would help everyone else plan accordingly. A "typical" Italian dinner has: - ANTIPASTI (aka appetizers) - chacuterie, paninis,
    - PRIMO - soup, pasta, gnocchi, etc
    - SECUNDU (aka PIATTO PRINCIPALE) - main course
    which would be accompanied by CONTORNI (side dishes)
    - DOLCE (dessert)

    June 21, 2013

    • Ming C

      Also, if people wish to bring wine as their contribution, I think everyone will be happy with that. :)

      June 21, 2013

  • Steven L

    Wow, this filled up FAST!

    June 21, 2013

  • Amy K.

    HHmmmm I have some GREAT ideas for Italian after just visiting Italy!!!! Sounds like a great theme and one we have not had yet.

    June 21, 2013

  • Ming C

    The dinner theme will be Italy!
    Since I have the use of the oven, I'll be preparing pizza!

    The fireworks are scheduled for 10:30 pm.
    We will proceed rain or shine. If it's rainy, we can still watch from the patio, and I'll provide umbrellas for that wish it.

    As for parking, there is some free street parking the area, but on fireworks nights, it will be at a premium. And the towing companies will be on the prowl looking for people parking illegally.

    June 18, 2013

  • Ming C changed the date and time to Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    June 17, 2013

  • Ming C

    Now that the participating countries have been announced, none are really ideal for a theme. We've done "Thai" before, and while it turned out well, I don't think we want to repeat when there are many themes we haven't covered.

    "Canadian" and "UK" are well.... less than intriguing for dinner themes.

    So I'll pick a theme in the next few days.

    April 30, 2013

14 went

Membership dues

CAD5.00 Your first dinner event :)

This covers: Meetup group fees charged by meetup.com ... just $5 for the year

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Henry

I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.

Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy