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2023 LTH Holiday Party: Hermosa + GooGoo’s Table Family Meal
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  • Post #61 - November 3rd, 2023, 4:28 pm
    Post #61 - November 3rd, 2023, 4:28 pm Post #61 - November 3rd, 2023, 4:28 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:I think we might want to increase the gift amount to $20, since I don’t think it’s changed in over a decade (if ever :)). But having said that, it’s fine to spend less and I’m sure some spend (or regift!) more. I know that some of the most desired gifts are those that are homemade.

    I think that's fine, inflation and all. :wink:

    Cute pooch! :D

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #62 - November 3rd, 2023, 5:33 pm
    Post #62 - November 3rd, 2023, 5:33 pm Post #62 - November 3rd, 2023, 5:33 pm
    Once upon a time the gift exchange value was $10.

    I recall someone slamming on my table a quart jar of pickled Brussel sprouts announcing it was not worth $10. I took home the jar for later consumption.

    It is not always easy to make everyone happy.

    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #63 - November 3rd, 2023, 11:29 pm
    Post #63 - November 3rd, 2023, 11:29 pm Post #63 - November 3rd, 2023, 11:29 pm
    Thank you for your responses. I look forward to meeting you December 7!
  • Post #64 - November 5th, 2023, 10:10 pm
    Post #64 - November 5th, 2023, 10:10 pm Post #64 - November 5th, 2023, 10:10 pm
    Hi,

    This is not yet sold out, right?

    I am double checking before I ask a friend to attend.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #65 - November 5th, 2023, 10:46 pm
    Post #65 - November 5th, 2023, 10:46 pm Post #65 - November 5th, 2023, 10:46 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    This is not yet sold out, right?

    I am double checking before I ask a friend to attend.

    Regards,
    CAthy2


    It is not.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #66 - November 11th, 2023, 11:39 pm
    Post #66 - November 11th, 2023, 11:39 pm Post #66 - November 11th, 2023, 11:39 pm
    Oh my . . .

    Image
    Holiday Party Preview :)

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #67 - November 12th, 2023, 12:48 pm
    Post #67 - November 12th, 2023, 12:48 pm Post #67 - November 12th, 2023, 12:48 pm
    Seeing someone told to post neighborhood to find out about carpooling, thought I'd update my request. I'm in the northwest suburbs, but I don't mind meeting somewhere else. (I have occasionally connected with folks at the Mariano's in Northfield, which is just off of 94).

    I've arrived late a few times, over the years, just because I couldn't find parking. Would prefer being on time -- plus it's more fun having company during the drive -- talk about the food.
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan

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  • Post #68 - November 14th, 2023, 3:58 pm
    Post #68 - November 14th, 2023, 3:58 pm Post #68 - November 14th, 2023, 3:58 pm
    I agree with the previous person posting $15 is not enough, you can get a large latte at starbucks with a scone if you are lucky.
    I think the minimum is $20 as everything is so expensive now, also a lot of member make food from scratch which is worth more than $20. I think that we should go to $25 so that we can get interesting stuff for other LTH members, my favorite La Tur cheese that I always give as a gift costs around 20 bucks.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #69 - November 14th, 2023, 4:13 pm
    Post #69 - November 14th, 2023, 4:13 pm Post #69 - November 14th, 2023, 4:13 pm
    $20 is a guideline—no one is verifying gift value. If you want to spend more or feel that a gift, while technically costing less, would have value for a recipient in our group, we leave that up to you.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #70 - November 14th, 2023, 4:16 pm
    Post #70 - November 14th, 2023, 4:16 pm Post #70 - November 14th, 2023, 4:16 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:$20 is a guideline—no one is verifying gift value. If you want to spend more or feel that a gift, while technically costing less, would have value for a recipient in our group, we leave that up to you.
    I understand as I always go above and beyond the call of duty. For so many year we had a $15 amount and I felt that it was way too low based on what everything costs today. I am glad that we changed it to $20 as today everything is super expensive and it is hard to purchase or make something for that amount.
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #71 - November 14th, 2023, 4:18 pm
    Post #71 - November 14th, 2023, 4:18 pm Post #71 - November 14th, 2023, 4:18 pm
    We still have some tickets available so if you’ve been putting off signing up or wanted to invite anyone to join you, please do! This is a truly unique opportunity to experience Ethan’s award-winning cooking and hospitality at a fraction of the regular price and with (hopefully!) some of your favorite food folks!!
    Last edited by boudreaulicious on November 14th, 2023, 4:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #72 - November 14th, 2023, 4:20 pm
    Post #72 - November 14th, 2023, 4:20 pm Post #72 - November 14th, 2023, 4:20 pm
    I already purchased a ticket, I will see if my kid wants to go with me to the dinner. Last year it was a no show on her end and I had take my ex....
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #73 - November 16th, 2023, 8:29 am
    Post #73 - November 16th, 2023, 8:29 am Post #73 - November 16th, 2023, 8:29 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:We still have some tickets available so if you’ve been putting off signing up or wanted to invite anyone to join you, please do! This is a truly unique opportunity to experience Ethan’s award-winning cooking and hospitality at a fraction of the regular price and with (hopefully!) some of your favorite food folks!!


    I can't believe I missed seeing this thread previously! SaintPizza and I would like to attend if there are still spots available!
    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #74 - November 16th, 2023, 8:30 am
    Post #74 - November 16th, 2023, 8:30 am Post #74 - November 16th, 2023, 8:30 am
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:We still have some tickets available so if you’ve been putting off signing up or wanted to invite anyone to join you, please do! This is a truly unique opportunity to experience Ethan’s award-winning cooking and hospitality at a fraction of the regular price and with (hopefully!) some of your favorite food folks!!


    I can't believe I missed seeing this thread previously! SaintPizza and I would like to attend if there are still spots available!


    Definitely! I’ll PM you the ticket info shortly.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #75 - November 16th, 2023, 9:18 am
    Post #75 - November 16th, 2023, 9:18 am Post #75 - November 16th, 2023, 9:18 am
    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    Essie+1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    Kalamazoo Gal + Coops
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 1
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza

    Total RSVP: 44
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #76 - November 19th, 2023, 3:29 pm
    Post #76 - November 19th, 2023, 3:29 pm Post #76 - November 19th, 2023, 3:29 pm
    Had a cancellation prior to ticket purchase so we have 13 spots left.

    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2 + 1
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    Essie+1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 1
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza + 1

    Total RSVP: 43
    Last edited by boudreaulicious on November 19th, 2023, 6:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #77 - November 19th, 2023, 4:22 pm
    Post #77 - November 19th, 2023, 4:22 pm Post #77 - November 19th, 2023, 4:22 pm
    SaintPizza and I would like to bring our son Ian with us, and purchased an additional ticket from the provided link. I hope this will be OK!
    Ronnie said I should probably tell you guys about my website so

    Hey I have a website.
    http://www.sandwichtribunal.com
  • Post #78 - November 19th, 2023, 4:23 pm
    Post #78 - November 19th, 2023, 4:23 pm Post #78 - November 19th, 2023, 4:23 pm
    JimTheBeerGuy wrote:SaintPizza and I would like to bring our son Ian with us, and purchased an additional ticket from the provided link. I hope this will be OK!


    Absolutely!! That goes for anyone who might want to add on as well.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #79 - November 19th, 2023, 4:33 pm
    Post #79 - November 19th, 2023, 4:33 pm Post #79 - November 19th, 2023, 4:33 pm
    Hi,

    I bought a second ticket for Jeanne Z about a week ago, which I do not see on your list.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #80 - November 19th, 2023, 6:35 pm
    Post #80 - November 19th, 2023, 6:35 pm Post #80 - November 19th, 2023, 6:35 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I bought a second ticket for Jeanne Z about a week ago, which I do not see on your list.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    The total is right but I think I was seeing Cathy”2” and counted it as 2 lol! It’s updated now.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #81 - November 19th, 2023, 6:39 pm
    Post #81 - November 19th, 2023, 6:39 pm Post #81 - November 19th, 2023, 6:39 pm
    Including Cathy2’s +1 and JimTheBeerGuy & Saint Pizza’s son:

    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2 + 1
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    Essie+1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 1
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza + 1

    Total RSVP: 43

    Only 12 more spots!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #82 - November 24th, 2023, 8:33 am
    Post #82 - November 24th, 2023, 8:33 am Post #82 - November 24th, 2023, 8:33 am
    If any other oenophiles might want to coordinate wines, please post or DM me. For anyone who might be going to Hermosa for the first time (and I doubt that the GooGoo's hybrid would significantly alter this), Ethan has provided this guidance: "Champagne is always fun to start.  For white wines, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and Grüner Veltliner are great, and in selecting red, Pinot is lovely."
  • Post #83 - November 29th, 2023, 7:47 pm
    Post #83 - November 29th, 2023, 7:47 pm Post #83 - November 29th, 2023, 7:47 pm
    Hi,

    My friend 'Cateme' will be joining us. The payment will come from me.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways,
  • Post #84 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:52 am
    Post #84 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:52 am Post #84 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:52 am
    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2 + Cateme
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    fropones + 1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 1
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza + 1

    Total RSVP: 43

    Only 12 more spots!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #85 - December 2nd, 2023, 7:40 pm
    Post #85 - December 2nd, 2023, 7:40 pm Post #85 - December 2nd, 2023, 7:40 pm
    Hi,

    I have two guests: Cateme and Jeanne. I bought three tickets.

    I have a feeling Jeanne fell off the radar.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways,
  • Post #86 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:47 pm
    Post #86 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:47 pm Post #86 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:47 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I have two guests: Cateme and Jeanne. I bought three tickets.

    I have a feeling Jeanne fell off the radar.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    It’s been a while since I’ve gotten an updated list from Ethan but I’ll check tomorrow.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #87 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:49 pm
    Post #87 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:49 pm Post #87 - December 2nd, 2023, 10:49 pm
    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2 + Cateme + Jeanne
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    fropones + 1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 1
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza + 1

    Total RSVP: 44

    Only 11 spots available. Ticket sales end at close of business on Monday so don’t delay if you’d still like to go!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #88 - December 3rd, 2023, 9:58 am
    Post #88 - December 3rd, 2023, 9:58 am Post #88 - December 3rd, 2023, 9:58 am
    If I'm not too late, I'd like to add one more person (I think I can use the link you sent previously).
  • Post #89 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:09 am
    Post #89 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:09 am Post #89 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:09 am
    thaiobsessed wrote:If I'm not too late, I'd like to add one more person (I think I can use the link you sent previously).


    Definitely! The more, the merrier! If the link doesn’t work, just PM me and I’ll resend it.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #90 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:10 am
    Post #90 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:10 am Post #90 - December 3rd, 2023, 10:10 am
    Updated RSVP list:

    ronnie_surburban +1
    boudreaulicious
    MarlaCollins'Husband
    Cathy2 + Cateme + Jeanne
    JoelF + SueF
    lougord99 + 1
    gastro gnome
    Cynthia
    GAF
    nr706 + Moetchandon
    mbh + 1
    petite gourmande
    Smassey +1
    fropones + 1
    Santander
    Ernest Christmas + 1
    jazzfood
    edc + 1
    EvA + Cabbagehead
    Iris Arbor + Frank
    bfolds + 1
    Cookie Monster
    Sweet Willie
    Thai Obsessed + 2
    REB + RAB
    JimTheBeerGuy + Saint Pizza + 1

    Total RSVP: 45

    10 spots left!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

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