Friends Of Bacchus


We Fobbers are in celebration of fine wine,
gracious dining and good company.

Next Meeting:

Host:  B&C

Date:  June 26th or 27th, 2009

Venue:  ??? del Norte

Theme:  ???

Coming Events

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NPR Word Game "Says You" segment on wine

 

Greg Norman's Boat


Sultan of Brunei's Private Plane


Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Société Mondiale du Vin

David Larsen
Echanson Provincial du Far West

presents

The wines of
Forman Vineyard
and
Rossi-Wallace

at
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California

 

21 March 2009

 

 


 

 

Gems 'n Prospects

Pinot Provence, Costa Mesa, CA

[Raw Pix]

[Lardog Pix]

December 18th, 2007

 

 

December BYOW FoB

Pinot Provence, Costa Mesa, CA

[Raw Pix]

[Lardog Pix]

No Host

Theme:  No Theme

 

 

Bibbers Holiday Celebration

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA

[Raw Pix]

December 9th, 2007

 

 

November FoB

Christy's Ristorante, Long Beach, CA

[Raw Pix]

[Lardog Pix]

Host:  B&C

Theme:  Pine Ridge Sub-Appellation ID

 

 

October FoB

Chat Noir, Costa Mesa, CA

[Raw Pix]

Host:  LArdog

Theme:  Wines I Found When Day Laborers Had to Move My Entire Cellar Upstairs in Three Hours

 

 

September FoB

Derek's, Pasadena, CA

Theme:  '95. '96 & '97 CA Cabs 

[Raw Pix]

11 September 2007

 

 

August FoB

Madeleine's, Pasadena, CA

Theme:  Y2K

[Raw Pix]

14 August 2007

 

 

Not-a-FoB Pinot Shootout 2007

Green Valley, CA

Theme:  Pinot Noir

(webpage update)

[Raw Pix]

20 July 2007

 

 

Dave L. LXV
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Theme:  Wow!

[Raw Pix]

14 July 2007

 

 

Christy's Ristorante

Long Beach, CA

Theme:  Pre-LXV 1986 CA Cab Horizontal

[Raw Pix]

10 Jul 2007

 

 

FoB del Norte at General's Daughter

Sonoma, CA

Theme:  Dehlinger et al

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix - Mine & Lardog's]

27 May 2007

 

 

Pacific Dining Car

Los Angeles, CA

Theme:  Heitz et al

(webpage forthcoming)

[Lardog Raw Pix - requires sign in]

[Raw Pix]

11 Apr 2007

 

 

Caffe Panini 

Costa Mesa, CA

Theme:  Shafer Hillside Select

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

19 Mar 2007

 

 

Chat Noir

Costa Mesa, CA

Theme:  Gevrey-Chambertin

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

12 Mar 2007

 

 

Christy's Ristorante

Long Beach, CA

Theme:  Spanish Wines

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

19 Feb 2007

 


 

Christy's Ristorante

Long Beach, CA

Theme:  BYOW

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

11 Dec 2006

 

 

Ritz-Carlton

Laguna Niguel, CA

Theme:  Burgundy Exploration III - Gevrey Chambertin

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

10 Oct 2006

 

 

Bistro 561

Pasadena, CA

Theme:  Araujo & Joseph Phelps Cabs

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

18 Sept 2006

 

 

Bistro K

Pasadena, CA

Dave L. Extendo FoB
in a normally dark August

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

08 Aug 2006

 

 

Madeleine's
Pasadena, CA

Theme:  Beringer, Heitz, Caymus, etc.

(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

25 July 2006

 

 

Christy's Ristorante

Long Beach, CA
26 June 2006
Host:  Dave L.
Theme:  CA Cabs vs Bordeaux vs Time
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]

 

City Club, Los Angeles, CA
16 May 2006
Host:  D&D
Theme:  Bordeaux
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]

 

Green Valley Country Club, FoB del Norte, Napa, CA
28 April 2006
Host:  B&C
Theme:  Weird Eclectic Eccentricities (I can never figure out what Brad's themes are)
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]
and La Salette
and Steltzner
and Forman
and Audelssa

 

Ciao Brasserie, Huntington Beach, CA
15 March 2006
Host:  A. David
Theme:  CA Pinot Noir - Waltzing Bear, Loring Wine Co.
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]

 

Fioretto Trattoria, Los Angeles, CA
20 February 2006
Host:  Lardog
Theme:  Italians
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]

 

Christy's, Long Beach, CA
16 January 2006
Host:  Dave L.
Theme:  Italians
(webpage forthcoming)
[Raw Pix]

 

 

Christy's, Long Beach, CA
12 December 2005
Host:  BYOW
Theme:  1987 & 1997 CA Cab
(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

 

 

Christy's, Long Beach, CA
November 2005
Host:  B&C
Theme:  CA Eclectic
(webpage forthcoming)

[Raw Pix]

 

 

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA
12 October 2005
Host:  LArdog
Theme:  Eagle Redux
(webpage under construction)

[Raw Pix]

Frenchy's Bistro in Long Beach, CA
14 September 2005
Host:  A. David
Theme:  Burgundys of Camille Giroud before Ann Colgin & Co.

Derek's in Pasadena, CA
12 July 2005
Host:  D&D
Theme:  Heitz Cellars

The Madison in Long Beach, CA
21 June 2005
Host:  D&G
Theme:  High-End CA Cabs en Magnum

FoB del Norte in Napa, CA
19 May 2005
Host:  B&C
Theme:  California Eclectic
And a visit to David Arthur, Amizetta
and Ch. Montelena Movable Feast

Chat Noir in Costa Mesa, CA
11 April 2005
Host:  A. David
Theme:  Shafer Vineyards & Launois Champagne

Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, CA
22 March 2005
Host:  D&D
Theme:  Some of Our Favorite Things

Patina in Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA
21 February 2005
Host:  The LArdog
Theme:  Built Like A Rhino In A Velvet Dress (Wines of Sine Qua Non)

Mr. Stox in Anaheim, CA
17 January 2005
Host:  D&G
Theme:  Forman

Florentine's Grill in Fullerton, CA
December 2004
No Host
Theme:  BYOABCC - Bring Your Own Anything But Cab & Chard

Chat Noir in Costa Mesa, CA
22 November 2004
Host:  Brad & Cathy
Theme:  1989 & 1990 French

Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, CA
20 October 2004
Host:  The LArdog
Theme:  A LArdog Birthday Celebration of A. David's Birthday (Clown!)

Derek's in Pasadena, CA
28 September 2004
Host:  D&D
Theme:  (Not sure what the theme was, but the Bordeaux flight was stellar!)

Florentine's in Fullerton, CA
30 August 2004
Host:  A. David
Theme:  The Refrigerated Wines Experiment

Pinot Provence in Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA
14 June 2004
Host:  D&G
Theme:  1984 Calif. Cab Horizontal

LaSalette Restaurant in Sonoma, CA
13 May 2004
Host:  B&C
Theme:  Pinot Noir, Portuguese wines & Ch. Beaucastel CdP Vertical

Chloe in Playa del Rey, CA
26 Apr. 2004
Host:  The LArdog
Theme:  St. Clement Oroppas & Flora Springs Verticals

2001 Pinot Noir Shoot-out by
Steve & Brad in Napa, CA
17 Apr. 2004
Host:  Steve & Brad
Theme: 2001 Pinot Noir 

Bistro 561 in Pasadena, CA
15 Mar. 2004
Host: Dan & Deb
Theme:  Wine Shootout

Napa Rose in the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, CA
23 Feb 2004
Host:  A. David
Theme:  Wines that shoulda/woulda/coulda been cult wines.

 


Ritz-Carlton Huntington in Pasadena, CA

14 Jan 2004
Host:  Dave L.
Theme:  Promoting Pauillac
1982 Bordeaux Horizontal/Pichon Lalande Vertical

A clear, pure 10!  Wow!!

Cafe Camellia in Bellflower, CA
1 Dec 2003
Host:  (none)
Theme:  '83, '88 or '93 BYOW

555 East in Long Beach, CA
10 Nov 2003
Host:  Brad & Cathy
Theme:  1998 Vintage in Stag's Leap District, CA

Chloe in Playa Vista, CA
29 Oct 2003
Host:  LArdog
Theme:  S/M Burgundy

Fleur de Lis in Long Beach, CA
03 Aug. 2003
Host:  A. David
Theme:  '84-'87 CA Cab Revisited
(With '95-'97 CA Cabs just in case)

Restaurant Halie in Pasadena, CA
15 July 2003
Host:  Dan & Debby
Theme:  1995 Vintage in California

Florence Italian in Irvine, CA
24 June 2003
Host:  The Amazing Dave L.
Theme:  1999 Rosenblum zins

Casa Norte in Napa, CA
15 May 2003
Host:  Brad & Cathy
Theme:  International

Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA
22 Apr. 2003
Host:  Le LArdóg
Theme:  Burgundy Exploration:  Chambolle-Musigny & Volnay
 

Pacific Dining Car in L.A., CA
18 Mar. 2003
Host:  Dan & Debby
Theme:  '87-'97 Beringer Howell Mtn. merlot vertical

Florentine's in Fullerton, CA
17 Feb. 2003
Host:  A. David
Theme:  Wines I Found While Looking For Something Else

FoB Del Norte in Napa, CA
14 Feb 2003

 

Ritz-Carlton Huntington
Pasadena, CA.
15 Jan 2003
Host:  The Amazing Dave L.
Theme:  70's cabs & Bordeaux
A Perfect 10!

Sorta FoB at Le Chef
16 Dec. 2002
Theme:  That lone bottle you want to open with friends.

The Hobbit 17 Nov. 2002
Host: B&C
Theme:  French

Scary Wines I Non-FoB 30 Oct. 2002
At Brad's & Cathy's place

Mr. Stox 15 Oct. 2002
Host:  D&D
Theme:  Beringer vs. Heitz

Larry The FoBer Fob 24 Sept. 2002
Host:  Larry
Theme:  Sonoma, Not Pomona, Not Yer Sister Ramona

Members-Only FoB 18 Sept. 2002
To induct Larry as an official FoB Member

Notta FoB Patriots' Dinner 07 Sept. 2002
Arranged by the famous Dave L.

 

Dave L's LX Birthday FoB 13 July 2002
Host:  Dave L.
A 10 if ever there was one

Green Valley Country Club 17 May 2002
Host:  Cathy & Brad

Bistro 45 9 April 2002
Host:  Debby & Dan

Anaheim White House 25 Feb 2002
Host:  A. David & Larry

Napa Rose 14 Jan 2002
Host:  The Amazing Dave L.

Frenchy's Bistro 14 Nov 2001
Host:  Brad sans Cathy

Morels in California?  In October??
BradMorels11-021.JPG (51002 bytes)
 October 2001

 

Hawaii Four-O Birthday FoB 25 Sept 2001
Host: Larry & A. David
Another 10!

Cafe Camellia 21 Aug 2001
Host:  Debby & Dan

Extendo-FoB 26 July 01
Host:  D&D just for fun.

Meta-FoB 2 Jul 2001
Host:  Kay & Dave L.

Pietro's 18 May 2001
Host: Cathy & Brad

Ritz-Carlton 23 Apr. 2001
Host: Dave L.

Cafe Cayo 15 Mar. 2001
Host: Debby & Dan

Buggy Whip 19 Feb 2001
Host: A. David & Larry

La Fayette French Restaurant 15 Jan 2001
Host: Dave L.

Ritz-Carlton 16 Nov 2000
Host:  Dave L.

The Hobbit 2 Nov 2000
Host: Cathy & Brad

The Madison 18 Sept 2000
Host: Debby & Dan

Non-FoB LA Chef 31 July 2000

Bistango 26 June 2000
Host:  Larry & A. David

 

L'Opera 15 May 2000
Host: Dave L.
A 10!  The First Ever!!!

Ritz-Carlton 18 Apr 2000
Host: Cathy & Brad

Cafe Camellia 20 Mar 2000
Host: Debby & Dan

Cafe Francais 22 Feb 2000
Host: A. David & Larry

Cafe Camellia 17 Jan 2000
Host Dave L.


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