Cape Town July 2008
From The Original GeekDinner
When and Where
The ninth in the new series of original GeekDinners, aka Iridescent Iceplant, will be held on Thursday the 31st of July 2008, at Da Capo (Greenmarket Square). Be there at 18:30 for 19:00.
Address: 52 Shortmarket Street
GPS: -33.922284° 18.420232°
The plan is to keep the talks interactive. We want to hear about new and interesting things.
Talks are meant to be short - between 3 minutes and 5 minutes without questions. Questions go on while people are interested. Also, if you would like to talk, please prepare at least a bullet list of your content and post this after the event.
There will also be an "open mic" session for spur-of-the-moment inspirations.
We'll organise a projector so you can bring your slides on a USB stick or similar, or, if you must, a laptop.
The following talk has been postponed to a later event:
This is where somebody presents a talk based on slides that they have never seen before, on a topic chosen by somebody else. If you'd like to give it a try, or if you'd like to create the slides for whoever volunteers, sign up.
Available on Archive.org
A free welcoming drink is included in the price. Prices exclude 10% service charge.
Da Capo! Express: Bubbles (sparkling wine) in all the right places with a dash of Archer's Peach- sip it all the way down to the cherry!
Da Capo! Fruit Cocktail: Fun, festive and completely alcohol free - this fresh fruit cocktail tastes as good as it looks! (non alcoholic)
Tomato- Basil soup: Whole-peeled italian tomatoes, onions, garlic and selected herbs blended with a hint of cream, served with a swirl of fresh home-made basil pesto.
Beef Carpaccio: Thinly sliced pesto-marinated premium beef fillet served on bed of a creamy wholegrain mustard and horseradish, garnished with sweet cherry tomato, wild rocket, parmigiano shavings and wedge of fresh lemon.
Polo piccata: Tenderised chicken breast fillet seasoned and pan-seared to perfection covered in a caper, lemon, shallot and white wine sauce served with thyme roasted potatoes and vegetables of the season.
Calamari and prawn combo: Sautéed black tiger prawns and calamari rings simmered in a white wine and garlic cream sauce with a hint of chili and served with our homemade tagliolini pasta.
Aubergine Parmigiano: Sumptuous layers of aubergine and napolitana, topped with wild rocket, parmesan and basil pesto and accompanied by a fresh garden salad. (This is the vegetarian option, please make sure there is a (V) next to your name if you want this!)
Home Made Apple Tart: Served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Amarula Tiramisu: An age-old Italian recipe with a twist.
The wine is once again being sponsored by the excellent Perdeberg (the one with the Zebra) - many thanks to them for their generosity and support.
Venue already has AV. We just need to make sure someone with a laptop is there early to plug in.
Anyone can attend a GeekDinner, and attendance itself is free. You only pay for your own food and drinks. Just sign up here (and think about offering a talk).
There are 60 places available - book early. Bring your geek friends and loved ones.
Please remove yourself if you can't make it.
If you want to be reminded a week before about the dinner, sign up to the announcement mailing list.
And people. This is not the queue to get onto the N1. Don't push in.
Please identify your vegetarianism by placing a (v) after your name.
If you'd like to come, but didn't make it into the first 60, put your name here, and we'll bump you if other people can't make it. If you want to be reminded early about the next dinner, sign up to the announcement mailing list.
If you wanted to be there, planned to be there, but couldn't make it, move yourself down here with your excuse. Or your perfectly valid reason for abandoning us. As long as you're not a Jonathan.