Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 ushers in the Year of the Rat, for those born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008. “Rats” are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are the most highly organized, meticulous, and systematic of the twelve signs. To honor the Rats among us (and everyone else) we will be holding our annual banquet with a return visit to Han Dynasty, located in the Sawmill Village Plaza in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a mere 5 minutes from our usual meeting place at Lamberti’s. Now with 6 locations, Han Dynasty enjoys a fantastic reputation for food, with the flagship location in center city Philadelphia garnering a coveted 3 Bells from Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. For those fearful of spicy food, there will be dishes in a range of heat, from none to spicy. We will be pairing the food with some excellent, easy drinking, great value German wines. Food will be served family style, as is typical at a Chinese banquet. The chef has asked that I let the restaurant know of any food allergies, so please include that information in your RSVP. Bring a hearty appetite, and plan to join us for a great evening. For those of you who have not yet forwarded your 2020 dues, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. Dues are $35.00 for individual or couple memberships. Checks payable to the German Wine Society can be mailed to 24 Shadowstone Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Your dues must be current for you to attend events at the member rate.
Our wines for the evening will be:
2016 Messmer Spatburgunder
2018 Darting Durkheimer Fronhoff Riesling Kabinett Trocken
2018 Braunewell Scheurebe Halbtrocken
2018 Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett
2018 Jakob Schneider Riesling Kabinett
DATE: Wednesday, February 19th
TIME: 7:00 p.m. PROMPTLY
PLACE: Han Dynasty
Sawmill Village Plaza, 404 Route 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST: Couple Members and Single Members with one guest, $50.00 per person; Non-members and additional guests, $57.50 per person, ALL INCLUSIVE (food, wine, tax and gratuity).
RESERVATIONS: Via reply to this e-mail or call 856-228-7330 and leave a message no later than noon on Monday, February 17th.. Payment at the door via cash or check payable to the German Wine Society is fine, but you MUST reserve in advance – no walk-ins allowed as the restaurant has allocated our space. Any reservation requests received after the cut off date will be accommodated at the discretion of the restaurant management.
I look forward to celebrating with you on February 19th.
All Society members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication and therefore Society members and their guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. We suggest those attending either utilize designated drivers or other modes of transit where available, or mostly taste rather than consume alcohol when such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not available.