Leaguefest: Let’s Talk About What’s Really Important
A reminder: Leaguefest 2012 will be at the LVH Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2012. To make your reservations, call (800) 635-7711 and advise that you are registering for “The League of Ordinary Gentlemen.” Our group reservations code “SGGCM2″. You should get a deluxe room for $79 a night, a very decent deal for a holiday weekend. Please make your reservation by April 25, 2012.
As of today, I’m expecting at least nine front-pagers, with spouses, one couple of which are both FP’ers. So turnout is good and if you do come, you can be confident of meeting and mingling with lots of people you only know as names on the internet as well as getting a good deal on a room for a fun weekend.
After the jump, a word about dinner at the steakhouse.
Why the steakhouse? When the subject last came up there was no consensus but the plurality’s choice was steak. Plus, when I did reconnaissance, that’s where I ate and I liked it. So I made an executive decision. If you really had your heart set on Benihana or the Chinese place, I’m pretty sure Mrs. Likko and I will be happy to join you there on Friday or Sunday night.
The LVH’s restaurant department (all four restaurants are jointly managed) wants me to set aside a slot for about twenty people, banquet-style. They also want a significant deposit on my credit card to make the reservation. I can’t do this as of right now (I bought my house back before the market finished crashing and I’ve got a mortgage to pay.) And, I really need a full head count before I can make the attempt. So I’m holding off on making the reservation until we can get a confirmed head count.
As of right now, we’ve got confirmations or very close to confirmations from eight couples and one single (I think), which is beyond the reasonable limits of just making a reservation for a group dinner upon arrival. (See comments section for the confirmed attendees list.)
The banquet menu is limited from the regular menu, of course. Kind of has to be for a big dinner like that. They offer three tiers of platings, which will range from $65-$75 per plate (that comes to $83.27 to $96.08 after tax and tip, but does not include drinks). The low-end dinner starts with a salad. The mid-range dinner starts with your choice of salad or lobster bisque. The high-end dinner starts with a seafood platter appetizer and your choice of salad or soup. Dessert for all three is New York cheesecake. Entrée for all ranges is your choice of prime rib, filet mignon, salmon filet, or half a free range chicken, served with a variety of really good vegetables and potatoes. I’ve already sampled the prime rib; it’s quite good.
Please advise when you make your reservation. If anyone has a problem with the dinner as described, now is a good time to voice your concern. If we have any vegetarians, for instance, I can figure out what the non-meaterific entrée could be and get back to you. I’ll look forward to seeing you all in May!