Dear Puhoi women and friends from neighbouring communities, especially newcomers to our area,
Wednesday, November 1, is the date set for our annual Puhoi Womens Dinner in the Puhoi hotel.
Please read below for the way the system operates, and this year’s menu.
PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017–AN INTRODUCTION
Our annual Puhoi Women’s Dinners started in 2009 as a means of having fun with friends from our local community in a relaxed setting with no pressures on participants to cook, ‘bring a plate’ or drive long distances.
They were made possible by our publican Gillian Seymour’s opening up of the character-filled hotel dining room to bookings by selected groups for catered dinners, sometimes cooked by Gillian herself.
As well as a chance for old friends to gather, we are always thrilled to be able to welcome newcomers to Puhoi, or when our local regulars bring a friend from another area, or maybe a younger relative, or a visitor from overseas, or are celebrating a special occasion.
The 2017 dinner is on Wednesday, November 1, and the theme is Benvenuto Italia – Italian Cuisine.
The programme begins with a gathering in the hotel bar from 6pm -7pm, giving time for guests, some of whom come directly from work, to relax with a complimentary cocktail, or a drink bought from the bar, and nibbles, which are included in the price of the evening.
At 7pm we go into the dining room for a meal comprising a starter and main course, plus dessert followed by tea or coffee.
A vegetarian option is available – just let me or the kitchen know in advance.
Generally, we have a speaker, by popular choice one of our own members, who entertains us for around 15 minutes before coffee, as well as a little raffle as a fundraiser for the next dinner.
This year’s speaker will be American historical fiction writer William C. Hammond, best known for his Cutler family maritime chronicles (Google Wikipedia), now residing in Puhoi.
Small items for the raffle would be appreciated.
Men can come if they agree to wear a skirt – so far no-one has taken up this invitation! (although one year one came without a skirt, or anything else, either!)
The cost of the whole evening, excluding any drinks you buy from the bar, is $30, and we ask for payment in advance if possible to confirm your commitment to attending.
There are 30 seats and we take you on a first come, first accepted, basis, after which we place you on a waiting list.
The first thing to do is book your place by emailing me, Judith Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org as several have already done – please, don’t rely on my memory if you tell me on the shop step or in the street!
Near the date I will send out a list of all those who have given me their names so you can check if there are still places free.
Please make out your cheques or leave cash for PUHOI BISTRO and place it in MY mail box (not the hotel’s) PO Box 404 151
Looking forward to having you there, with kindest regards,
October 2017 – MENU
PUHOI WOMEN’S DINNER NOVEMBER 1 2017
- Complimentary Cocktail
- Crostini di Fegatini
HOTEL DINING ROOM
- Fettuccine Carbonara
- Cannelloni stuffed with chicken, spinach, pumpkin and ricotta
- Crostata Crema
- ( lemon cream tart )
- coffee or tea