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[PLAN]Scottish Curry Night, Marunouchi, Tokyo, Sept 9th

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The St Andrew Society of Yokohama and Tokyo is holding a Scottish Curry Night on September 9th.

Details & Booking

There is a full Indian dinner menu (details behind the link above) and there will be Famous Grouse whisky & mixers on the tables, and Walkers shortbread for after the meal. Saitama-resident, Scottish folk musician Billy Ross will perform live after the meal, and he'll be taking requests from anyone who fancies a little karaoke...

This isn't a gourmet event, but it does centre around eating & drinking, is good value and promises to be good fun. Members, non-members and yay, even non-residents are welcome: I at least will be there. Please join us - anonymously of course if you prefer, or if you'd like to say hi, please PM me beforehand.

There are 70 places, demand should be strong, and it's first-come-first-served.

ETA: The St Andrew Society is a volunteer-run NPO whose surpluses are passed to (other) charities

HOST'S NOTE: This is an member-organized event, not an official eGullet Society event. Please see here for the terms under which this event is listed in eG Forums.


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What's the nearest station?

Also...Scottish GUITARIST??? You're having me on! Even son2 can crank out a couple of things on his fiddle, a nod to his (varied and vastly diluted) Scottish blood! Might have to go just to hear this Scottish guitar.

Is it lads only, or can women brave the stormy deeps too?

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Hi, Helen. All welcome ! (In fact I think if we banned women it'd be a wash-out). The nearest station is Nijuubashimae; but "ten minutes' walk from Yurakucho" probably places it more effectively for most readers.

Scottish guitarist... folk music, dear. Like

. You'll like this. Give him a wee minute to warm up... give him at least till he starts the song proper.

ETA: food content - you have to watch all the way to the end.


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This sounds like a lot of fun! My husband is currently working just minutes away, maybe I can take the train in and meet him for dinner. Does anyone know how many spaces are left?


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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Hi, Kris. It's hard to tell, because whilst the St Andrew Society holds plenty of events, this is the first Scottish Curry Night. We're watching the bookings every day or two - you're OK for two places at the moment. I think we'll see it fill up at the end of this week, but there are no guarantees other than first-come-first-served.

(For others who may be interested, the annual programme includes:

- The Japan Highland Games (heavy events, bagpiping, drumming, dancing; soccer & kids' games to participate in, and varied food & drink stalls)

- Informal barbecue ceilidhs (bagpiping & taiko drumming, dancing to live accordion / fiddle band), 2 or 3 times in the year

- Burns Supper (haggis dinner, or quality dinner with haggis course; Burns speeches & poetry; may or may not include ceilidh dancing)

- Christmas Party (family dinner, McSanta)

- The St Andrew Cup (golf, multi-cuisine buffet party & all-you-can-drink artisan beer)

- The St Andrew Ball (quality dinner, dancing, other musical performances))

Membership is free - anyone can sign up at the Society web site's top page to receive information about what's coming up.


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This is probably a really stupid question but we don't actually have to be Scottish to join this event, do we? When reading the website it says:

Share your stories of Scotland and your favourite curry house back home !

Just curious since I don't have a drop of Scottish blood nor have I ever been to Scotland.


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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... we don't actually have to be Scottish to join this event, do we? ...

No, is the short answer. All are welcome.

I can see why you might wonder: that wording is of course aimed at encouraging the Scots (who can be shy when it comes to tartan & bagpipes) and those who have visited, to stir themselves. Stories aren't compulsory, and we don't even mind if you've never been, and make some up anyway.

It's a free-seating sit down dinner - a mixing / socialising sort of an evening :smile:

Formally, the Society's constitution states the Society's aims as:

- Promote friendship between Scots and other interested individuals

- Promote Scotland and its traditions and culture to interested individuals

- Foster Japan- Scottish relations

- Support charitable or worthwhile causes as determined by the Committee


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