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2016 ECG - Northern Virginia

Discussion in 'Get togethers, Tastings, Restaurant Openings, Etc' started by WildBoar, Feb 1, 2016.


Which sunday in May works best for you?

Poll closed May 16, 2016.
  1. May 1

  2. May 15

  3. May 22

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. butch

    butch Founding Member

    workshop speakers cool ;)
    i ll try not to forget to bring your knife bTW
  2. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    I sent out event info emails earlier tonight. If you are interested in attending the ECG and did not receive an email please PM me your email address. The count is now in the 40s!
  3. I've told the family that we are getting it back this weekend, and believe me you don't want my wife mad at you, I should know :):)
  4. Now that we are fast approaching the ECG I wanted to remind people that while you do not need to bring any food as there is usually plenty of both food and drink, if you are planning on bringing something it would be helpful for us to know so that we do not have a lot of overlap.

    So far it looks like the main course proteins are covered although if you have a favorite dish let us know. So far we have members bringing fish which will be grilled on site, chips, sodas, beer, coleslaw, BBQ sauce, Gimbap (a Korean sushi), charcutiere, baked beans, and jerky.

    Don't be hesitant to bring something because there will be a few chefs wandering around. I have it from more than one source that they are just happy to not have to be cooking anything[​IMG].

    Looking forward to seeing every one this weekend!

    PS - Any mistakes in the above message are because I've been sick all week and my head feels like it's full of cotton[​IMG].
  5. I was thinking the same thing, make a quickie MDF box, stuff it with insullation and you have a great garage /shop speaker. And these will play loud!
  6. butch

    butch Founding Member

    hope to have a WA chef (koa and bog oak ) a scalpel in matching koa along with a lamb splitter in cocobolo. will also have a camp knife. will have my EDC folder that in may or may not be talked into selling
  7. I don't know what a lamb splitter is, but am looking forward to seeing them all.
  8. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  9. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    I just received a gyuto from Mert a couple days ago that he sent for the ECG. I gave it a quick whirl at work and let me tell you, ECG is in for a treat! Just when I thought Mert's work was top notch, he goes and raises the bar. Again.

    Haven't purchased a knife in a while, but that may be changing. Thanks, Mert.
  10. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    For those of you hitting a hotel sat night, where did you all end up. Looking at Hilton Springfield...
  11. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Matt, just checked Hotels.com and they have a nice deal on the Sheraton at Pentagon City. Same rating as the Hilton for a little less $, and it is closer to GPB and the ECG. Plus when I went to the hotels.com home page, there was a pop-up for a code to get another 8% off.

    Also, there will be a few KKFers over at my house on Saturday afternoon. So if you plan on coming down early, feel free to come over and hang out.
  12. butch

    butch Founding Member

    just makeing sure its known thatn dougS is bringing ice cream mix and i wil lhave LN2 in tow rapid icecream is happeming
  13. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    I like ice cream. Like I seriously like ice cream.
  14. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    all right -- glad the seasoned veterans will be tackling ice cream again
  15. Trying this time using Coconut Palm Sugar for a little twist. Vanilla is a combo of Tahitian and Madagascar Bourbon beans extracted in Absolute. My favorite toppings of roasted almonds, toasted coconut, and shaved bittersweet chocolate will be provided. -Doug
  16. butch

    butch Founding Member

    if i remember as im heading out the door i ll also bring the last 2 butternut squash from the garden
  17. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Here's some quick phone pics from today. I'll have more to share one I upload from the real camera.

    Again, thanks to Dave (wildboar) and his family for sharing their home to host this wonderful event!
    Also a big shout out to all who took time to feed us! Some amazing foods were offered, and I even missed round 2 for dinner. I have no doubt the sous vide dry aged steaks and potato gratin will be amazing!




    Show down between my Tansu and the one Mert was kind enough to send for the ECG.
    Utter badassery going on right here.


    Butch's huge camping knife making razor thin slices of potato. And that thing is like 10am + thick! Yeah, that's now on my list.


  18. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    I should also mention it was great meeting several new (to me) members here, including Ellen. Wish I could have stayed later, definitely a lot more fun to be had.

    And I gotta give props to Dennis (muchobucho), the hardest working man at the gathering. This guy was thinning, polishing and sharpening knives for folks, plus teaching others how to sharpen. Plus all the foods he cooked/prepped!

    Today was a great reminder of the amazing things this forum has to offer.

    That also includes Butch Harner's ice cream.
  19. butch

    butch Founding Member

    home with a rum and coke to recover for the long (but fantastic day) will post the knives that didnt sell tomorrow
    thank you dave for hosting and a big thank you to everyone that came out

    didnt really have much to share but what i did seems to go over well. love the food and knives but getting to (try) to talk with everyone is really the best part for me
  20. butch

    butch Founding Member

    all i did was make it cold doug made the mix it was however really good too

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