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City/Town: Zürich
Event Type: Dinner
Meeting Point: Zegal am Lac (Privat room)

Good old Prof Taratonga, that`s what I say – he did a great job in holding the fort for me last month, as I battled the stresses of flat moving.
So - here we in the 10th month of our adventure through the culinary alphabet and you may be surprised that I have resisted the temptation to jump into `Japanese` for the J event.
No . . despite there being no Jamaican restaurant in Zürich, we are heading for `The Jamaican jerk-off`
Date Saturday 5th November. Start time is 19:30
Venue – room at the Zegal am Lac (Rote Fabrik), See strasse (Wollishofen)
Yes, my friends and before you get over excited at the title I can direct you to this cheeky little song from the great Sir Elton John as the source of my inspiration.

Actually we are doing the meal ourselves, having rented a room down at the Rote Fabrik, ordered food from `Clarkes` Jamaican café and organised great Reaggae music too.
See Clarkes web site for food details www.clarke.ch

How do I do it? You ask . . well, the answer is I didn`t .
Credit is going to –
i-b Deborah – for organising the room.
isha – for recommending the Jamaican café and contacting them initially.
Prof. Taratonga – for supplying some good music.
So – here is the deal:
The roomcosts 300chf– based on25 peoplethat is12 chf perperson.
The food is 35 chf per person. That includes Jamaicanpatties (veg or meat)starters – 2 per person. Main course ofeither Jerk chickenor Red snapper.Side dishes of rice–n- peas plus Jamaicancabbage salad.
The Drinks areseparate and will be suppliedprobably on a sale or return basis.
I think that this could be a great event – I know that it is later than I normally post the details but due to my move, I was unable to put it all together before.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO –is pay a 25CHF deposit (as I am going to have pay a deposit for the food, next week) by the 21st Oct AT THE LATEST.
If anyone is willing to act as one (of hopefully several) collectors of deposits – it would be a big, big help to me
This is the ONLY way that you will get on this month`s event unfortunately, as we have to pay money up front. This is a non-profit making event.
The date is Saturday 5th Novembr starting time is 19:30.
At the moment I have based the number on 25 people but obviously if there are more, then the room cost (per person) will go down accordingly.
So get booking – get funking for Jamaica.
RSVP'd Yes: 26 (17 members and 9 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 2 (2 members and No guests) RSVP'd No: 11
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I am really excited about this special A-Z! I have never eaten Jamaican food before.
I have no idea what is a Jamaican patty is (I am guessing it is somwhat like a samosa) and what Jerk Chicken is. The name "Jerk" is a bit off putting, but I love a surprise.
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I am really excited about this special A-Z! I have never eaten Jamaican food before.
I have no idea what is a Jamaican patty is (I am guessing it is somwhat like a samosa) and what Jerk Chicken is. The name "Jerk" is a bit off putting, but I love a surprise.
Don't be put off by the term "Jerk" as it refers to the style of cooking and has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with...er...any other less savoury meanings.

Now you're making me hungry for some as it's my fave Jamaican chicken dish!

Oh and here's what a "Jamaican Patty" is too! Enjoy!
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Don't be put off by the term "Jerk" as it refers to the style of cooking and has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with...er...any other less savoury meanings.
Not the last time I checked...


On a more serious note...after doing a cost/benefit analysis, this meal will fall under the category of highly unlikely....and I'll have to pass.
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Not the last time I checked...


On a more serious note...after doing a cost/benefit analysis, this meal will fall under the category of highly unlikely....and I'll have to pass.
You need to be more specific on that bro. Checked what?!

For the benefit of those who've not tasted Jamaican cuisine before and are interested in doing so, why not be helpful and add your definition of what the term "Jerk" refers to in this context, yeah?

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On a more serious note...after doing a cost/benefit analysis, this meal will fall under the category of highly unlikely....and I'll have to pass.
You could send your girl over at least!
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You could send your girl over at least!
Well, that's exactly the prime reason, why I don't need to travel all the way to Zurich and purchase food. I can have something jerked in my kitchen whenever I want to.
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Re: The A-Z of dining in Zürich

I am going away this Sunday for a weeks holiday so need to get my deposit to someone before then. Does anyone live near to me in Kloten that I could pop the deposit to tonight or tomorrow? Even if you don't live too near me, doesn't matter, I can still drive to you. Zwissmiss, not sure if I can arrange something with you now as you are away this weekend right? Actually (thinking whilst I type here!), could I drop the deposit into the Jamaican food place direct? xxxx
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I am at home all day, leaving around 17:00 for the land of the Guinness.
Just sent you a PM
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Merci beaucoup my dear. Just in process of sorting, have a fantabulous weekend and be careful of those steps.... xxx
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Prof. Taratonga press ganged me into this and I'm glad he did; it'll be my first A-Z and I can't think of a better start. I'm CHF0.50 under the entry deposit, hope it doesn't spoil my chances.

Thanks to all for arranging. Looking forward to the company as much as the music as much as the food as much as the drink as mcuh sa hte dewe...

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I have collected already cazzamia's + 1 deposit
and will meet Jako to get his and his +1 deposit tomorrow, latest Wednesday.

Anyone else who has not yet paid the deposit and wants to meet me to do so please send me a PM.

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Hi Basher and all,

Here is my latest deposit collection status:For those of you who have not yet made arrangements to pay the deposit please do so with myself or basher ASAP as we need to pay the whole deposit by this Friday.

I work not far from the Zürich HB, it is also possible to wire me the money if you cannot meet me. PM for more details.

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I'm going to be paying the 300chf for the room tomorrow. We have it til the next morning and if we give it back dirty they'll charge us to clean it.
Going to the restaurant tomorrow to do a deal on the drinks, I can't promiss them at cost but I'll try to get them as cheap as possible. I'll give you the choices of beer tomorrow, don't remember exactly what they have, and I was thinking of getting rum, vodka, maybe a whiskey.... what do you guys and gals think? Plus the normal mixers and some wine too.
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Ooops...just realised that you are organising it yourself and not at a restaurant. Guess I'll just have to go to Jamaica in that case
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Hey Debs, any chance you can get my depo to basher soon? Or any other ideas as I've just got back from my hols.
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Great idea, I'll see him tomorrow!

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Er, The Nutty Professor has CHF24.50 of mine as deposit. I demand Blue Status.

I do hope everyone paid attention to i-b-deborah's comment on handing back a tidy room. And are prepared for a food fight

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Emm Uncle Max, it's battibwoy not pattieboy

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Shame on me . . for organising this event . . . and then leaving it in the ever so capable hands of Zwissmiss who is doing an OUTSTANDING job of collecting deposits . . and i-b-deborah . . . for also doing tremendous job with the room.
I have been otherwise unfortunately engaged on work issues but will be firmly back at the helm after this week.
However - not all has been slack in the Basher camp . . . I have actually paid the deposit for the food and so will collect the money directly from Zwissmiss. PLEASE ensure that you do pay!
I visited Clarke`s last night, to pay the deposit and discuss the collection of the food.
The owner asked me to tell her (by the 29th Oct) - how many of us want Jerk Chicken and how many want Red Snapper.
I will write a PM to all who have confirmed as `yes` and would kindly ask you to respond.
The Red snapper needs to be ordered in advance. That means that AFTER the 29th October, we can still take more people . . . .but they will have to take Jerk Chicken (plus all the patties etc). Thanks for your support people.
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so will collect the money directly from Zwissmiss. PLEASE ensure that you do pay!
Jaja you know who you are... if you have not contacted me yet to arrange payment please do.. wire transfer is also possible

Silly question - is JERK CHICKEN very spicy?
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