Attached to this email is the formal invitation to the Chaîne’s August event, our Picnic Dine Around and Silent Auction at Clint and Jean Haynes’ Farm in Liberty, Indiana on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM. We had 75 people show up for last year’s event and everyone had a great time enjoying the delicious mussels, Paella, wonderful salads, dessert, great wine and camaraderie with your fellow Chaîne members. This year Clint & Jean, Pat Gaito, Chuck Hong, Shannon Read, Graig Smith and company will be making a Spanish theme again, this time whole lamb and suckling pig with all the fixings. Deadline for reserving for this event will be Monday, July 20, 2020.
See the attached formal invitation regarding safe steps being taken to deal with the COVID-19 virus. In addition, we will be taking temperatures as you check in and you are free to bring a mask to wear when not eating and drinking. If you are not feeling well on the day of the event please stay home and we will refund your money.
And again, Mike Monnin and Mary Horn will be auctioning off the wine left over from our four major dinners and Mondiale events over the past year at our annual Silent Auction benefiting the Helping Our Friends restaurateurs we’ve been assisting over the past few months. Please bring your checkbook if you’d like to participate. A listing of the wines to be auctioned will be emailed to you prior to the picnic.
And as with all Dine Arounds you are requested to bring one bottle of QUALITY wine per person attending (two bottles per couple). Our guide for selecting the proper wine and Dine Around etiquette is attached for your reference.
The party begins at 4:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and will end around 10:00 PM or whenever you’d like to leave.
Dress is Casual, shorts and jeans allowed, NO Ribbons required at this one.
There will be no transportation provided this year. Adequate parking is available. Directions to the Haynes Farm from Oxford, Ohio are attached and is located approximately 15 minutes northwest of Oxford, OH. If for some reason you get lost, Clint’s cell phone number is 513-659-2342.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
With this Dine Around we will handle the reservations and $75 per person payment like we do with our four major dinners. The price includes an additional $25 as a donation to assist our Helping Our Friends restaurateurs. We can take your payment with pay pal or credit card.
We also accept payment through Venmo or by check. If paying by check, please send it to Ray van der Horst, 1415 Herschel Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208. Make your reservations before the Monday, July 20, 2020 deadline.
I look forward to seeing you at the Picnic and Silent Auction on August 8!
Vive la Chaîne!