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24.02.2011 19:30 to 22:00
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City/Town: Zurich (8045)
Event Type: Dinner
Meeting Point: Abyssinia Restaurant, Austrasse 19

After the success of a few outings (Ladies' night, Hash's night, and the most recent A-Z dining night) for Ethiopian food, I am organizing another night there.

We were just there on Saturday night where they serve only buffet-style for the evening (food is served 19.30, it is about 28CHF/person and the place was completely full). Although we were initially hesitant to stay for the buffet, because we like to order off the menu here, we were blown away at the variety they served (pretty much the full menu) and how good (and spicy) it was. I have always been a fan of Ethiopian food, and specifically this place, and so here we go again...

Abyssinia Restaurant
Austrasse 19
8045 Zurich
http://www.abyssinia-restaurant.ch/

RSVPs limited to 25 and they are now CASH ONLY. Please respond definitively by Feb 22 so that if there is a waiting list, I can clear it before the event. If you see the RSVP list closed and are interested in coming, please pm me so that I can add you to the waiting list.

Hope to see many of you there!
RSVP'd Yes: 29 (21 members and 8 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 1 (1 members and No guests)
  • HollidayG - I love Ethiopian food, but I cannot find people that really want to go.
RSVP'd No: 6
  • Begga - Can't do ZH on school nights
  • HashBrown - Too much high-school drama.
  • crfesi - Can't do Thursdays, would love to come on a Friday?
  • mikro - Work Outing....
  • luminousmind08 - In Hong Kong that night.
  • lost_inbroad - ..already signed up for another event.
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Old 17.02.2011, 13:09
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

Bone-in meat and sour pancakes...
>happy shudder<
I just drooled all over my keyboard. Can't wait.
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We reached the 25! I'm getting hungry.
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Old 21.02.2011, 16:34
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We reached the 25! I'm getting hungry.
When I spoke with the owner, she said we could go over a bit... So I am leaving RSVPs open for now.

Everyone has til Wednesday to decide.
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Old 21.02.2011, 16:45
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

Ugh...getting hungry at the thought of it.
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

I keep forgetting that it's still TWO days away! I'm physically and emotionally ready for it already!
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

i went there with my fiancee two weeks ago. Pretty good place, near the Old Jewish Quarter. I've been to Ethiopia and the food is pretty authentic, not surprising, when I went the majority of people in their were East African. The owner is actually Eritrean, but the food is similar.
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

Hey all-

TOMORROW is the night! Please decide by 17.00 today whether you are definitively coming to dinner so that I can confirm numbers with the owner tonight.

We will pretty much take over the whole restaurant, but when you walk in the door, the majority (if not all) of us will be on the right. I will be there a little bit early to greet you. If you are concerned with getting lost or something else, please pm me and I will give you my number. Thanks in advance and excited to meet some new faces (and of course hang with the old faces too).

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Re: Ethiopian Food!

I realize I'm responding a little late on this but if there's still room for two more, please count us in! Will rsvp yes in case it can still count.

Thanks!
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Old 23.02.2011, 18:26
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I realize I'm responding a little late on this but if there's still room for two more, please count us in! Will rsvp yes in case it can still count.

Thanks!
You are in... no problem.

RSVPs now closed. Will make the reservation for 30 give or take a couple. Any questions before tomorrow night, just post them here or pm me...
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Great food, great turnout, great fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out. Really enjoyed the company.
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Old 25.02.2011, 00:31
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@JLF: Thanks to the organizer aka you! Great food and company!
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Ate. Too. Much. Errrrghaaaah!
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

Was great to meet some EF people in real life and was fun night, many thanks to JLF for organising and looking after us all so well
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

Lovely crowd: sorry I wasn't feeling too well.

Thank you for organising this.
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Great food, great turnout, great fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out. Really enjoyed the company.
Thank you for organizing - what a great find!

Glad to see everyone and meet new people

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Re: Ethiopian Food!

@JLF: Thanks to you

Good food and great company!
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

I'd like to put out a generic 'thanks for the referral' to everyone on this thread, as I went to the buffet on Saturday and it was great!

Haven't had Ethiopian for years and Abyssinia didn't disappoint.
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Re: Ethiopian Food!

If something like this gets organized again, highly recommend Mosaïque in the Pâquis, à Genève. Over the years, remains my favorite Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine I've experienced en Suisse
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