DINE WITH DOS HERMANOS: THE BEST SUNDAY LUNCH EVER. A "DOS HERMANOS/DINO/O'SHEA/GOODMAN JOINT"
It has been too long since we (and by "we" I mean "me") have organised one of the glorious feasts we like to call "Dine With Dos Hermanos"
With me being 6,000 miles away from civilisation, er I mean enjoying my new life in Los Angeles, and Hermano Primero being too busy eating, it has been over six months since we last sat down with a group of our dear readers and enjoyed the sort of meal that makes us all so happy.
I am back in Blighty for an all too short time at the end of June and thought that this might make the ideal time to revive the tradition of a consuming a vast amount of food and wine at a place where the people running the place give a rat's ass about our pleasure and don't present the bill while wearing a mask and carrying a gun.
The one meal I have been craving more than any other is a traditional British Sunday lunch. The good Lord knows how I miss those regular weekend blow outs with HP. A suitably powerful cocktail with some snacks to begin, huge joints of roasted animal flesh, the pre-requisite accompanying vegetables, an unhealthy dessert and enough wine to float a battleship.
So, I turned to the people I knew best and asked them if they could help. Of course they could and I am pleased to announce that the next DINE WITH DOS HERMANOS will be hosted by Goodman Steakhouse on Sunday 26th June.
Our aim is to create what everyone who attends will acknowledge as the finest Sunday lunch ever created.
We will enjoy pre lunch drinks and lunch will begin with the incomparable smoked salmon from Frank Hederman in Ireland.
The main courses will be huge, perfectly cooked joints of meat from the legendary O'Shea's butchers in Knightsbridge and will include Shoulder of Lamb, Shoulder of Pork and, of course, the Roast beef that made Henry FIelding write
When mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's food,
It ennobled our brains and enriched our blood.
Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good
Oh! the Roast Beef of old England,
And old English Roast Beef!
There will be plenty of accompaniments and desserts, if you can manage them, will will include a few slabs of fine British cheeses.
There will be booze a plenty (with the help of Dino Joannides who is soon to launch the Melograno , Alimentari in Holland park ) and the whole lot will set you back a mere £60 a head from the moment you walk in to the moment you waddle out into the sunlight on Maddox St a few hours later.
The people at Goodman are turning over the whole place to us for the event, which means we can invite up to 75 people to be part of the experience.
Please see below for the details
THE BEST SUNDAY LUNCH EVER: A "DOS HERMANOS/DINO/O'SHEA/GOODMAN JOINT"
DATE: SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2011
PLACE: GOODMAN STEAKHOUSE (MADDOX STREET)
TIME: TBC (Probably around 12.30 for 1pm)
COST: £60 Per Person (All Inclusive - although, as ever we ask that people reach into their pockets if they feel that the service deserves extra recognition> It usually does)
As there have been some no shows at previous events, we will be taking deposits for this event. If you cancel 48 hours or more before the event, you will receive a full refund. After that, you will only receive a refund if we are able to resell your ticket.
I will respond to all requests for places before the end of April. Please bear with me as I am busy with work here in LA right now. I appreciate your patience.
As always, I should make it clear that DH do not make a penny out of these events. our only aim is to promote places and suppliers we adore and to restore the tradition of communal feasting to an otherwise jaded and cynical dining scene.
If you would like to come, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail us via the DOS HERMANOS FACEBOOK Page.
I hope a few of our readers will want to come along and we both look forward to hearing from you.