The EACC Rigging Out Supper is an important part of our social calendar, but has had to be cancelled this year for obvious reasons.
But this is EACC and we are rarely daunted by natural events like weather or tides, so although this virus stops us getting together in person it doesn't stop EACC altogether as we have decided instead to hold a VIRTUAL event.
It will take place on Saturday 25 April, starting at 7pm for 7.30pm and will be held at your place. And my place. And everyone's place. There are a lot of pluses - no worries about what to wear as you can change at will, no worries about the wrong booze as you can go to the fridge and no expensive taxis home!
The format will be as follows:
We thought it would be fun if we all cooked the same dishes, so there will be a standard menu, with 3 choices for starter, main and dessert. The menu is below and recipes HERE. You should have had time to shop for the ingredients, however you do this, but if you can't get something then substitute. I understand that chocolate and custard substitute well for most things and sponge fingers can be sculpted for presentation purposes (thanks for the tip Roger).
You are encouraged to decorate your venue with flags and bunting and any trophies you have sitting around to create an EACC theme. Sadly none of us will be able to attend from our boats, but if you want an authentic experience you could replicate the heads by putting a bucket in the cupboard under the stairs.
There will be short quiz but that's as far as I have got on entertainment and I expect the technology will be sufficiently entertaining in itself.
The technology. We will do this on Zoom, which is one of those thar internet things. It seems to be one of the better ones and can accommodate up to 100 users at one time so will have plenty of space for us. I will set up a 'meeting' and send you all a link. You will have to download Zoom and then the link will take you in. It's free to download Zoom to get in to the 'meeting'.
It would be marvellous to see as many of you as possible. If you want to come to the Virtual Rigging Out Supper pre-booking is absolutely essential as I need to sort out the technology. Please confirm by Thursday 23 April and let me have your email address for the link.
Disclaimer: I have no idea whether this is going to work, but it's not as if we're all doing anything else is it?
Best wishes and stay safe
EACC Vitual Rigging OutSupper
Saturday 25th April 2020
Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Pate & Pickles
Cod or Chicken with Lentils & Chorizo
Liz Chett’s Lamb & Apricot Stew
Spaghetti with Aubergine & Pecorino
Frankie’s Chocolate Brownies
Apple Crumble & Custard
LAST YEAR'S EVENT