Hello my lovelies!
It's time for the Fancy Dinner!
The Fancy Dinner Tradition
PAX East D&D has, for as long as I've been a forum member, brought folks together one night during PAX to class up the joint: a semi-formal prix fixe dinner with drinks where you can get your evening wear out or put on a coat and tie (full windsor you heathen) and talk about Important Things like Adults Do. A gathering where we can put faces to names and be people sharing food and conversation, rather than forum handles sharing memes. It's been a fantastic time every chance I've gotten to go, so when South opened up in 2015 we had the inaugural dinner at Guadalajara right next to the convention center. This will the be 3rd year, and hopefully the best one ever!
When does it happen?
This year's dinner will happen on Friday, Jan 27th at 8:00PM. Dinner served at 8:30. Bar closes at 9PM
Who can attend?
Any active forum participant, regardless of how rarely you post, and your +1
I'm in! How do I sign up?
Post below if you want to attend, and if you're bringing a +1.
Now that we're over 20ppl I've located a new spot for us. We're upgrading to a library! Located in the old San Antonio Library space, the spot for this year is Biga on the Banks
. Consistently rated in the top 3 locations for dinner on the Riverwalk, they serve New American with a Texas flare and everything I've seen or read about them says they should be able to really put together a fun setting for us. Have a look a the room we'll be using:
This is the Alamo room (fk yeah), a private dining room on the 2nd floor with a semi-private balcony overlooking the Riverwalk!
Biga maintains a separate kitchen for parties like this so we won't be waiting on the main restaurant for our food, and we'll have our own wait staff so we should be able to relax and enjoy ourselves without needing to chase down anything or wonder when the next course is coming out.
Where is this place??
Biga is (according to the maps I've looked at) a couple of blocks farther than our old spot. It's right off Market, close to the convention, walkable if your legs function, a short Uber ride if not, or you could even river taxi to it because our room will open up onto a 2nd floor terrace with access to the river. From the front doors of the convention center, Google says it's a 10min walk down Market st.
Here's a map:
What is the menu this year?
What does this hootenanny cost?!
Hot & crunchy shrimp served on a sugar cane
Game packet spring roll with Asian dipping sauce
Smoked salmon nacho with escabeche vegetables & crème fraiche
house made artisan bread
bibb, arugula, and radicchio, tiny tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette, dried cranberries, cheesy herb lavosh, toasted pepitas
Choice of Entree
Pan roasted seasonal Gulf fish (Texas redfish, red snapper or Mahi according to availability) over sautéed Farmers Market veggies, herbs and fingerling potatoes with a garlic basil pesto buerre blanc
Beef tenderloin medallions, smoky pepper demi, roasted fingerling potatoes, slow baked tomato and seasonal vegetables, béarnaise ($5 extra)
Mexican chocolate mousse with pecan praline and Kahlua anglaise, raspberry coulis
Iced Blackcurrant Tea & Sumatra Blend Coffee included with dinner
Bar open from 8pm - 9pm: Premium liquors, house wines by the glass, domestic & imported beers
Let's break it down for you:
+$5 if you want the beef
+$16 if you want to drink at the bar (no limit)
How do I pay?
Please PM me if you'd like to pay beforehand - Venmo is the best solution for that, but cash on the barrelhead is probably best. Let me know via PM how you want to do this! I do not do PayPal
I have other questions!!!
Ask them below, or PM me.
We hope to see you all there!
The 2015 Thread
The 2016 Thread
spool32 and Belasco
TheRoadVirus and +1
So It Goes
Ludious & Chelleyeah
Lord Palington & bonobogrl
Giggles Funsworth and Melinoe