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The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011
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28.05.2011 13:00 to 19:00
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Location: Rappi Bier Factory, Schönbodenstrass 3
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Get your diaries out and pencil in now the first of the infamous Rappi Bier Factory all day Ploughmans lunches.

If you haven't been before, the Rappi Bier Factory brews just about the best beer in Switzerland (and officially the best Black Bier in the whole of Europe).

The British Cheese Centre will bring along up to 15 farm made British Cheeses to complete the ultimate Ploughmans Lunch: cheese with salad, pickle, chutney, crusty bread etc. The spectacular Chilli Pickled Eggs may also make a comeback and there will no doubt be some sweet offering too.

Price of the Ploughmans lunch is CHF 19.00 but you can come just for the beer or a small cheese tasting plate. Beer and cheese is of course on sale to take home.

Here's the thread from the first one last year, only 60 signed up from here but we had over 100 in all, this year we will be better prepared for the rush. There's also some great photos of the mid summer one here that did get rather wet...... but we did enjoy ourselves anyway. (thanks weejeem for the pics)

I'm posting 2 more for this summer on the 9th July and 17th September, it's possible that we may be able to fit another one in along the way but I have rather a major project to finish this year, still, these Ploughmans should provide some interesting material for it!
RSVP'd Yes: 52 (26 members and 26 guests)
  • Upthehatters2008 + 3 guests
  • E. Neubauten + 1 guest
  • Capacitrix + 1 guest - If all goes well, we'll be in the middle of a kitchen remodel. We'll need a break.
  • JLF - YES YES YES!! By the way, am I working it? Would love to help out if you need me. . . :-)
  • jemma - Will give me the chance to collect my beer bottle deposit back from last summer........ Either that or he'll want a refill!!
  • roseborough + 1 guest
  • StuartP + 1 guest - Hope so....
  • Danieluk - only if Spottydog doesn't make the PA wear short shorts again...
  • i-b-deborah
  • SWISSG + 1 guest
  • zwissmiss + 1 guest - I have one guest so far... high probability of more to come :)
  • Rangatiranui + 1 guest - I'm taking my sister, and anyone who asks which one of us is older, gets a kick in the teeth(!!)
  • Oldhand + 1 guest - Great!
  • dino + 1 guest
  • bigblue2 + 2 guests - may bring along another 2 guests
  • Confloozed + 2 guests - I will have to tie a string to my finger for the rest of the week. And tell my boss I can't be sure I'll stand straight, but I'll make it.
  • nickatbasel + 2 guests - plus Mrs nickatbasel and nickatbasel Jnr.
  • Crumbs + 2 guests
  • Ferkel + 1 guest - Our first EF event.... be gentle with us!
  • seeingbee - Cheese (beer). Pickled eggs (beer). Cheese (beer). Chutney (beer). Cheese (beer). Repeat.
  • Aliherd + 1 guest
  • loulou82 + 2 guests
  • TigerT + 2 guests - Looking forward to my first EF event.
  • Wollishofener
  • luminousmind08 - after golf tournament
  • SimonM - Already booked as a guest however I wanted to sign up for my first event!
RSVP'd Maybe: 42 (18 members and 24 guests)
  • Nickers + 2 guests - Hope to finally make it... still never been - shocking
  • mimi1981 + 1 guest - What mirfield said
  • Peg A + 1 guest - will be easier for me if anyone is going from here by car... (maybe I can get my in-laws into the idea)
  • Pops + 3 guests - as the date approaches we can final confirm
  • HollidayG
  • Spottydog - need to ask my PA if we are free that weekend
  • Lakeside + 2 guests
  • MusicChick + 2 guests - It's very far, but we have fond memories, should sacrifice the 6hr train time that day for this, yeah.
  • Joolie + 5 guests
  • kevlegs + 1 guest
  • BHBT + 2 guests - would feel wrong not to...
  • JustRose
  • Miss Friis
  • caz + 3 guests - will bring hubby and two kids (they love cheese and the 4yr old will try the beer!)
  • big yin
  • zuccini
  • Glendyn + 1 guest
  • Longbyt + 1 guest - Hopefully (on our bikes) - but only for a quick snack.
RSVP'd No: 19
  • Deep Purple - Sadly, I will be back in England by then.
  • BokerTov - Very sadly, I will have to miss this one as I will be in Lisbon that weekend. However, I will watch out for the July and September one. Have a great time!!!
  • cmirsky - Oh Man... Will be in the US ... :-( Will have to stop by the market when we get back in June... Need Stilton... :-)
  • möpp - That's the day we're flying back from Inverness
  • Uncle Max - Flying the flag elsewhere
  • sygirl101 - Sorry, out of town that weekend.
  • terramundi - I'm away for the weekend, but now I've tasted the cheese, must find a way to get over to the next one.
  • Begga - Will have to give this one a miss. Hopefully the next one.
  • summerrain - In salzburg
  • mannie organ - Bugger, but will be at the next one.
  • MatthewAMoore - Have already booked for Saturday, will do the next one.
  • Sky - really wish we could :-(
  • HashBrown - Other plans already.
  • eyebeebe
  • Shremz
  • Texaner - Very regrettably, my Swiss friends have made other plans for me. (Next time I'll give them no chance.)
  • Kittster - Other plans
  • latigresse
  • Justsquirrel
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

The Chilli Pickled Eggs are maturing nicely.....

it's looking like the cheese selection will be:

Westcombe PDO Cheddar
Godminster Bio Cheddar
Cropwell Bishop Stilton
Shropshire Blue
Dunsyre Blue
King Richard III Wensleydale
Gorwydd Caerphilly
"Tasty" and "Creamy" Lancashire

there may be one or 2 more depending on how much is left after this busy weekend. But there will at least be a lot of beer!
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And the Rappi also has the smallest pole-dancing joint I ever dun saw.

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..... the fine company (and cheese of course) makes me want to make it happen !!
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Old 21.05.2011, 16:49
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

Is there going to be enough tables for this event? Will it matter if I come earlier? Also, strangely, will there be any non alcoholic beverages available? I might have a friend come along that doesn't drink. I can't remember from last time.
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Is there going to be enough tables for this event? Will it matter if I come earlier? Also, strangely, will there be any non alcoholic beverages available? I might have a friend come along that doesn't drink. I can't remember from last time.
Soft drinks are available, we take the kids so there is coke etc. Usually room to sit, tables are bench style so you just have to introduce yourself and join a table. Nice way to meet new people and am sure people would make room
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Old 22.05.2011, 04:06
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

I don't remember how far of a walk it is from the train station in Rappi. We are planning to go to another event in Wadi later in the night, and probably will take a taxi. Can I save a dime walking from the Brewery to the train station, or will the walk be a bit difficult post digestion?
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it's 10 minutes walk, max. to the station. Maybe a little bit more on the return leg...!!

The important question is will Steve be showing the Champions League final on his huge HD panel in the brewery?
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Old 22.05.2011, 11:37
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

Is it anywhere near the stop for the Basel airport bus?

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And here is a map....
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Yeah, this country is small. Plus the definitly believe you won't find the same quality british any closer other then bloody hell England itself.
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

A comfortable, mostly sunny 20 degrees on Saturday should make for perfect Rappi weather... Oh, and if some of you maybes are actually going to make it, you may want to say so--or else we may not have enough cheese for everyone. grumpy tries to plan ahead, but with this many people, it makes things a bit more difficult. It should be a lovely day though (and I can't wait)!
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So sad I cannot join but have a business related trip And you GG mentioning all the cheeses! That was just mean
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So sad I cannot join but have a business related trip And you GG mentioning all the cheeses! That was just mean
Sorry, but did you get to the Expat-Expo in Basel on Sunday?
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

Sun, beer, cheese...Perfect!

Now, what to wear?

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A comfortable, mostly sunny 20 degrees on Saturday should make for perfect Rappi weather... Oh, and if some of you maybes are actually going to make it, you may want to say so--or else we may not have enough cheese for everyone. grumpy tries to plan ahead, but with this many people, it makes things a bit more difficult. It should be a lovely day though (and I can't wait)!
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Re: The first Rappi Bier Ploughmans of 2011

The maybe list is very interesting. Can't wait to see which of them make it.
Is the Texaner really gonna come? Will I meet M and M and mini-M? Is Weejim gonna talk to us? Can Confloozed get his sh1t together.... (I know he's not a maybe , but in my mind he is.)
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Where I can see in the past I haven't been a "guarantee", I have made plans to go and meet another friend or two. Rain or Shine.
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We are going to need a lot more benches...

Or we could use space saving poles and have the ladies use them instead of chairs. I think this will work.
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Aarrgh! I was really looking forward to attending this, but discovered last night that a friend has made other plans for me.
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Did I.... did I scare you away?

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We are going to need a lot more benches...

Or we could use space saving poles and have the ladies use them instead of chairs. I think this will work.
I now understand why you have a monkey as your avatar .
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I now understand why you have a monkey as your avatar .

Don't get me wrong... There is genuine interest on this forum by the ladies for pole dancing fitness... In the interests of economy, logistics and fair play, my suggestion was sincere and genuine.

Perhaps you were thinking aerial hoops would be better ?
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Aarrgh! I was really looking forward to attending this, but discovered last night that a friend has made other plans for me.
did u buy that apple farm then? (my way of asking if u r in CH?) ;-)
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