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April 30, 2007, 6:30 pm
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A powwow is planned for Monday evening, for people who are still not all networked out.

The purpose of this powwow page is to have a rough estimate of how many people would attend this powwow, and how many of them would like to eat dinner.

As on all powwows, everybody is expected to pay for their own consumption. Everybody is welcome - even if you do not attend the conference itself.

FINALIZED

IMPORTANT: This dinner is not part of the conference package, so you will have to pay extra.

I found an even better place. It's only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Benczúr. Platán ("sycamore tree") is a mixture of a lounge, a diner and a self-service restaurant, big enough for 120 people indoors, with 60 more places outdoors.

restaurant website

There's a wide range of selection, including international cuisine, traditional Hungarian dishes and vegetarian meals. We will have a short menu to choose from, this is the only way they can manage around 100 guests in a brief period of time.

You can choose a la carte, so there's no set minimum and you will not have to pay anything in advance.

Drinks include soft drinks, draft and bottled beer, a good selection of Hungarian wines, plus the most popular liquors.

There's a man-one-band playing every night, but can also listen to music from CDs.

Guests are welcome.

A main course costs between HUF 1400 and 2000 (EUR 6-9), soups and desserts are 600, light meals are around 1500, etc.

This place is also child-friendly with two high chairs and a small table with small chairs for toddlers.

Everybody will have a printed menu, created specifically for our event. You will be requested to write your name on top of your menu. As you order, the waiter will tick the item on the your menu. All drink orders will also be marked on this menu. When you move around tables, you will be expected to take this personal menu sheet with you. When you pay, you simply take this sheet with you.

There's no service charge included, but you will be expected to add a tip between 5 and 10%. (I usually give around 5-7%).


This powwow is planned for April 30th, Monday evening, from 7 pm onwards.

Main conference page
Conference powwow page to indicate interest in the conference
April 27th (Friday) - First encounter
April 28th (Saturday) - Pre-conference large powwow


Event Organizers:

Fabiana Papastefani-Pezzoni

Csaba Ban

mariajorge

Philippe Carino




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ProZ.com Users attending this Powwow

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Interested members (95) / Confirmed: 50 / Tentative: 5
Name NoteWill Attend
Csaba Ban  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" ...  
Philippe Carino  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" Just me, dinner. Cheers!  
Fabiana Papastefani-Pezzoni  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" Will definitively be there, dinner of course!!  
mariajorge  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" I will attend   y
XAurora Humarán (X)  \"Photographer\" Just me / Yes  
dkalinic  \"Photographer\" The same and only / Yes  
Özden Arıkan   Just me / Yes!  y
Magda Dziadosz   just me + yes to food :) + Fakanál  y
Philippe Maillard   Just me / Yes  y
Justine Sherwood   just me / dinner  
Percy Balemans   Just me / Dinner  y
Ursula Derx   just me / will have dinner - Fakanál  y
Russell Jones   Just me / dinner  
Petra Winter   just me / yes  m
Lydia Molea   Just me / yes  m
XRebekka Groß (X)   2 of us and yes to dinner/Fakanál  y
Marijke Mayer   4 of us  
Effie Emmanouilidou   Yes, just me/dinner, Cactus Juice (I think the logistics are too much for Fakanal)  
Nicole Maina   Just me / dinner  y
Helga Humlova   just me  y
Giuliana Buscaglione   dinner  y
XJohn Trotter   with my wife Tess  m
XElizabeth Hill Barsanti (X)   Elizabeth Hill - Fakanàl  y
Tania Martins   Me + 1 guest (dinner for both)  y
MonikaB   Just me / dinner / Cactus Juice  y
Gabor Kun   approximately just me ;)  m
Lena Samuelsson   I just bring myself / something to eat would be fine - When in Hungary, then Hungarian - but I go for Platan too. Thanks to Csaba for all your commitments in this and all other cases :-)  y
avantix   To my deepest regret I have to cancel. I wish you all a good time!  n
Steve Yates   just me and dinner - cactusjuice for me  y
Barbara Duffus   just me / dinner yes I vote authentic Hungarian - Fakanal  y
Helena Diaz del Real   me alone / dinner yes please and loooots of fun!! ;o)) Rather hungarian style than western ;o))  y
Bram Poldervaart   yes I will be there  
Monica Moreno   Just me/dinner yes  y
Nelly Nio   fakanal or elsewhere, non smoking place if possible   y
Bojan Kicurovski   me+2 guests/ yes  y
Sara Emmanouilidou   Yes, just me/dinner - New place sounds great!  
Rosana Herrero   just me/dinner yes  
Edith Goebel   Just me - dinner please  y
nordiste  \"Photographer\" yes / me and partner / Hungarian food please / Platán  y
XDiana Cossato (X)   Just me and I certainly would like to eat! ;)   y
XAllisonK (X)   count me in, for dinner too!  y
Wibblet   dinner please just for one  y
Kryssy   I agree with Csaba re restaurants, depending on numbers attending. Thanks for all the hard work in arranging it!  y
Heidi Kerschl   Just me - I'll look forward to it!  y
Ivanka Dimitrova   Just me/dinner  
Hervé du Verle   Will come with Traviata (Tosca unavailable...) Fakanal  y
eirinn   just me, Cactus  
Uldis Liepkalns   My and my wife's vote for Fakanál- surely will attend. And dinner.  y
Gordana Podvezanec   yes fakanal  
Paula Delgado   4 of us for dinner. Cactus Juice  m
Aurélie DANIEL   Just me, yes, dinner, Cactus Juice  
Thomas Pfann   Just me // yes, dinner  y
Xganapathi shinde  \"Photographer\"  I am intrested and i ready any time,  
arterm   yes, just me  
XCHRISTA MAYER-LOOS   Christa Mayer-Loos (+2guests) for dinner please. My vote is for the Hungarian restaurant Fakanál!  y
Lucy Jansen   Definitely interested, will come with member hubby, Henry Jansen, Cactus Juice  
Dagmar Jenner   Just me/dinner - Fakanál  y
Hynek Palatin   Just me / dinner / Cactus Juice  
Martin Janda   Just me/dinner - Fakanál  
kulikovskaia   Just me / incl. dinner / whichever venue is fine  y
Marek Buchtel   Just me / dinner / Cactus Juice  y
Malgorzata (Maggie) Hickey   Just me, dinner, Fakanál  
Martine Brault   I'll be there to sing in Hervé's ear and keep that Tosca away :o) - New place sounds great  y
Dr. Tracy Ann Essoglou   Tracy Ann Essoglou- 1 for dinner, either one  
Xmiro_s (X)   just me/Fakanál/dinner  
Laura Huttu   I will be there too/just me.  y
Susan Starling   I'll be there too +1 guest, we vote for Cactus Juice  y
danielav   Just me / dinner / Cactus Juice  y
Anette Hilgendag   just me / both places are fine for me  
XAgnieszka Hayward (X)  \"Photographer\" me+1/ dinner/ Fakanál  
lenapires   Me and 1 guest / Dinner / Cactus Juice  
kyoko oyama  \"Reporter\" First time visiting from Japan  
XEvi Prokopi (X)   Me/Dinner Fakanàl :) Nordiste is fine as well!  y
Gabriela Frazao   Just me / dinner  y
Terry Gilman   two please, I am embarrassed to be signing up so late, Fakanál.  
Irina Nesterenko   Just me. yes, dinner would be nice, as for the place - the interior of Cactus seems quite nice  y
mihaelairimes   Mihaela Anca Irimes and Elena Loredana Iordanoiu / dinner  y
Judy Schoen   just me, yes dinner, Cactus juice seems good  y
Johanna von der Vring   Johanna von der Vring  
XFacTrad (X)   Looking forward to my first powwow  y
juvera   just me /diner  
Maria Tulbure   Looking forward to my first powwow abroad. I'll come with my son and maybe my husband too.  y
btoteva   me/the new place sounds good   
Natalia Tkacheva   Just me, dinner  
Marion Lurf   Dinner for two, please (very most likely)  
Veronika Wagner   Dinner for two, please   y
Tatiana Zhyvylo   Me + 1 guest / dinner  y
nocciola   Me for dinner, but must head off to the airport I guess around 8 p.m.  
Dr. Peter Szikinger   me and one guest  
Edward Potter   I'll be there. Just myself and my hungry tummy.  
Fabio Scaliti   Just me/dinner  y
Dora Miklody   comming  y
Eva Blanar  \"Photographer\" sure thing :)  
XZsuzsanna Tóth (X)   I'll be there and have dinner.  y
lisevs  \"Photographer\" ...  




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Powwow: Budapest - Hungary

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:25
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Survey Mar 22, 2007

Dear All,

Thank you for signing up for Monday evening's farewell dinner.
I'm really hesitating between two places, please help me decide which one.

Both places would offer buffet dinner with the first round of drinks included. There are vegetarian options in both cases. Both restaurants offer very good food in their own category, I tested them.

1. Hungarian-style restaurant (www.fakanaletterem.hu) i
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Dear All,

Thank you for signing up for Monday evening's farewell dinner.
I'm really hesitating between two places, please help me decide which one.

Both places would offer buffet dinner with the first round of drinks included. There are vegetarian options in both cases. Both restaurants offer very good food in their own category, I tested them.

1. Hungarian-style restaurant (www.fakanaletterem.hu) in the building of the central market hall. Traditional meals, live gypsy music (I'm a little afraid, maybe it's too touristy or too tacky).
Max capacity: 180. It would only make sense if at least 80 of us will be there. Logistics are hard: there's no easy public transport link, so it would be necessary to rent 2 or 3 buses which adds up to the cost. About 120 people can sit in one large hall, and an additional 60 nearby, seperated by a glass wall (one door is open though). With all items added up, one person should pay around HUF 6500 - 7000.

2. A Western-style pub within walking distance from the hotel (www.cactusjuice.com), in the bar district. This is in a cellar. This place is smaller than the other, the maximum number they can handle is 140. There is one larger room (80 people), a tiny one (20) nearby, and a medium size (40), which is about 20 meters away, so a bit isolated from the rest.
There will be a DJ from 9 pm, playing funky music, and listening to your requests. It's international food here, easier to digest than traditional Hungarian meals. There's another room that usually serves as the dancefloor. This place is open until 2 am (or longer if they see we don't want to leave).
All items added up, this would cost between HUF 6000 and 6500, so it's about 2 euros cheaper that the other one. It's a pleasant walk from this pub back to the hotel, and this area is full of bars, so you may even go pub-crawling.

Which one would you prefer?

Also, I'd like to ask you to indicate your willingness in participating on the conference page, under the Program tab.

Whichever place we choose, I really have to confirm one or the other by early next week.

Thank you,
Csaba
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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:25
Member (2002)
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Please vote Mar 22, 2007

I think the best way would be by changing your note that appears next to your name. You can simply add "Fakanál" or "Cactus Juice".

 

John Trotter  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:25
French to English
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Final bash Mar 23, 2007

We would prefer option 1, Western style pubs being ten a penny world-wide; authentic Hungarian not so.

 

Philippe Maillard  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:25
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Voting Mar 23, 2007

Philippe Maillard "Fakanál"

 

dkalinic
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Fakanál Mar 25, 2007

Fakanál's the natural choice since I'll be in Hungary.icon_wink.gif

 

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:25
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Choices Mar 25, 2007

I can see Fakanál has taken a clear lead over Cactus. Apart from the voting ratio, an even more important aspect in choosing the location is the total number of people interested in dining on Monday night.

Fakanál is a single large hall, much like a cafeteria. This restaurant is within the market hall, so the building will be opened only for us (if we go there). I think it's a viable option only if we are at least 70 people.

Cactus Juice is smaller, it's suitable for up
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I can see Fakanál has taken a clear lead over Cactus. Apart from the voting ratio, an even more important aspect in choosing the location is the total number of people interested in dining on Monday night.

Fakanál is a single large hall, much like a cafeteria. This restaurant is within the market hall, so the building will be opened only for us (if we go there). I think it's a viable option only if we are at least 70 people.

Cactus Juice is smaller, it's suitable for up to 90 people in a large and a small room next to each other (with an additional 40 tucked away).

So basically, if we are less than 70, it's Cactus without question. Between 70 and 110, we can choose between the two places. Above 110, I would vote for Fakanál.
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ganapathi shinde
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I love you Mar 26, 2007

I like you

 

ganapathi shinde
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ganapathi shinde
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my vote for you Mar 26, 2007



 

ganapathi shinde
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my vote for you Mar 26, 2007

i lke you

 

Dagmar Jenner  Identity Verified
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Not a dating site Mar 26, 2007

@ ganapathi shinde: Since this is not a dating site: Would you please stop sending strange messages? Thanks in advance!

 

Helena Diaz del Real  Identity Verified
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Fakanál would be my choice Apr 3, 2007

Dear Csaba,
As living in western, the usual food here is western too. If I am in Hungary I would rather eat hungarian (same happens with all other countries), but whatever the choice is, I will be there.
Thank you for all your efforts!
Many greetings from Nuremberg,
Helena


 

Helena Diaz del Real  Identity Verified
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Fakanál would be my choice Apr 3, 2007

Dear Csaba,
as I eat every day western, when I am in Hungary, I would rather eat hungarian (same happens with all other countries). So, my choice is Fakanál.
Please as soon as you know where will it be, let us know it!
I hope that the menu list is not only in hungarian, as I would like to know what I order prior to eat it!!! ;o)))
Thank you very much for all your efforts!
Many greetings,
Helena


 

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:25
Member (2002)
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I found an even better place Apr 17, 2007

Dear colleagues,

I found an even better place, just a few hundred meters from Hotel Benczúr. See the powwow page or the conference session page for more details.

The big advantage is that there's no set minimum consumption, so if you don't much, this will turn out to be cheaper. They offer a good selection of Hungarian, international and vegetarian meals.

Csaba


 

Dagmar Jenner  Identity Verified
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New restaurant Apr 17, 2007

The new restaurant sounds excellent to me! Thank you for your time and effort, Csaba!

 
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