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Lilli



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hi to all members. We are pleased to announce that we will be opening a new deli/bistro in Alsancak. On the main road just past the statue of the lady, on the right hand side. Its a first for the TRNC for the deli, We supply the best parma hams, salamis , cheese , foie gras and other pates.t he cuisine will be mainly itlian but all requests will be catered for. A discount for board members.

The name will be Guido.s Bistro/Delicatessen. If anybody has any special requests we will endeauvour to give the products for you.



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Excellent news, and walking distance for us!

Good luck Lillie.



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Sounds great! Good luck!



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Sounds exellent, I shall be paying you a visit when you are open.



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hi lilli , welcome to the forum , good luck in your new venture

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Hi Lilli



Just up the road from you...good luck and will definatly will pay a visit in the next couple of weeks.



Lang mae yer lum reek



Cho



Fae the Scottish Dudes



Lilli



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HI BRIAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU.



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HI KITTY1 YOU WILL BE MORE THAN WELCOME, I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING ALL THE PEOPLE I SPEAK TO ON THIS SITE.



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HI SIMBAS MANY THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WELCOME , I LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING THE COMPLIMENT.CONGRATS TO YOU ALSO I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR ANIMAL STORY, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I DONT KNOW IF YOU READ MY STORY ABOUT THE 15 PUPPIES I FOUND, IRS BEEN EMOTIONALLY DRAINING BUT PEOPLE ON THE BOARD HAVE BEEN GREAT AS HAS THE VET.



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hI hIGHLAND COW, GOD YOUR A GOOD LOOKING COW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, EVEN THOUGH I AM IRISH I CANT QUITE MASTER SCOTTISH BUT ILL HAVE A GO WHEN YOU VISIT, I DO A MEAN IRISH JIG THOUGH.



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Hi Lilli,



I will definately become a regular customer if you can supply fresh pork, especially chops.

Good luck.



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Lilli. Thanks a bunch, my wife is salivating already which means a deteriorating bank balance! She adores Italian produce and is addicted to cheese, particularly the really smelly stuff, which you can't get here (thank God!).



Actually, I am looking forward to you opening too. No doubt you will keep us all informed of the opening date.



We wish you every success.



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all the very best Lilli



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hi lilli , thanks for your comments , but chris has actually been doing all the hard work , so all the credit goes to her , { thanks chris }

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Hi Lilli,

Good luck with your new deli. We are in Ozankoy, well for 6 weeks in October and I thought when reading your post 'That sounds good but it's a wee bit far away for me'

Having read now though that your are also Irish, I am going to make a special trip when I am over.

Any chance of tatty farls? Just kiddin' I make my own, but would be happy to give you the recipie.



'May the road rise up ta meet ye' ............& all that.



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what are those ballyboffin ?



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By the way Lilli, do you have a date for opening yet?



K x



Lilli



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Hi Vaughan, Let us know what you need and we will get them for you. We are opening next monday 28th. A very warm welcome to you all. The phone no is 05338324221, if you think of anything at all we willendeauvour to get, You try to think of everything and realise you missed something. Look forward to seeing you.



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Hi Chessman, Sorry about that but you know you have to keep the wife happy, happy wife happy life. Like your good lady I love Italian food too much. The bistro will be mainly Italian, things like pasta with lobster and other delicious home made pastas. It will have an opera theme so you can see and hear your favourites, pretend your in Italy. We look forward to seeing you. Keep the lady happy.



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Hi ilovecyprus. I do to . Thank you for your kind message. Hope to see you there.



Lilli



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Hi God you have made me homesick, I used to make them but forgotten now so would be glad of the receipe. Try to get to see us I love it when the Irish get together dont get enough of it now, well always come and get yoiu or arrange some friends who live there to bring you,Where are you from in Ireland, me Limerick, I know someone has to be



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Hi Kitty1 monday july 28th god its knackering, bring some of that glamour down.



Lilli



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Hi again ballyboffin just sent you a reply when I saw your ending, I met many roads in my time or should that be toads, seriously thanks a million see you soon.



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Welcome and good luck.

As a Deli, will you also be offering salt beef? Not Italian we recognise, but to be authentic, would be a most welcome addition to your offerings - with wallys, latkas etc.

Best



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Simbas, tatty bread are potato scones, a bit like blini's without the egg. We have them hot with butter melting on them or fried with breakfast. Yummy.



Lilli, I am from North Down, still considered Irish abroad though. I will certainly come and introduce myself, our wee countryfolk are definately in the minority in TRNC !!!! It'll be lovely to have somebody who understands my accent. WOT!

I'm glad that neither of us is from Co. Cork (Apologies already if anyone reading this is) We'd probably have to learn Turkish to understand one another!

Just kiddin'



For Both Of You

The recipie for tatty bread. (Top secret, don't give it to anyone else)



8oz warm mashed potato

1/2 teaspoon salt

1oz melted butter

2oz self raising flour (or plain if you only have that, they will just be slightly flatter but just as good)



Mash the butter into the potatoes and add the salt

Work in the flour with your hands to make a pliable dough

Knead lightly and roll out on a floured board 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick

Cut into circles with a floured cutter ( or the rim of a glass)



Lightly flour a frying pan, no oil is neccessary and cook in the (quite) hot pan for about 3 minutes each side, or until golden.

Serve warm with butter, toast them or fry with breakfast.



As a variation, add chopped spring onions to the warm mash at the beginning.

Or replace the flour with oatmeal, this makes what we call 'Pratie Oaten'



Lilli



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do you want a job. girl i am waiting for u to make for me. I am mixed irish dad from north mum south , these days if people get married i guess that would b a mxed one. But what the hell we are all irish and enjy the craic. I cant wait to see you, My guess I will b wit you for an ulster fry and dinner on me god bless x



Lilli



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Hi Biklo we can do the beef but not for monday as we will have to do all that is necassary, i dont know the others can u help me please so i can do it for u. thanks. x lilli



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Lilli,



I will make sure that The Lady Wyn and I support your Bistro/ delicatessen when we are in the TRNC



What a lovely soul! Good luck to you with your venture.



wyn



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Thanks Lilli,

That is a definate one. I will see you in October & ' Sead Mile Failte' to you. White or black pudding with your Ulster fry?



LOL



Pat xx



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Can't wait for my Buffalo Mozzarella with Cherry Tomato, Lightly fried Pine Kernels, Basil and Garlic with a dash of Balsamic and Virgin Olive Oil.



Good Luck Guido and Liz



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Did anyone say "Black Pudding" ?



wyn



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hI WYN THATS A DATE THEN, LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.



Lilli



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hI pat white please cant wait to meet you. God bless and tanks a million.



Lilli



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Hi Wyn we do a mean black pud with scallops, but Pat is bringing me white pud to go with my ulster fry. Are you from Wales we will always try to get some laverbread for you if you are.



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Wyn, I reckon the best black pudding comes from Scotland.



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Lilli and Chessman,



Have you taken leave of your senses. From Wales? Best black pudding comes from Scotland?



Have you never heard Marsh and Baxter Brierley Hill. West Midlands.



The Bury Black Pudding Company. Bury Lancashire.



I am a Black Country Lad from Cradley Heath. West Midlands (home of the brave)



You lot will be claiming that The Scots invented haggis and whiskey next.



All The Scots ever invented was, short measures, tight fistedness, and Gordon Brown,



a shameful history...ask Jock1 , wackyjim. and Greg. The truth will be out 24/9.



Oh well! Back to repairing Hadrians Wall!



wyn



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Wyn, I bow my head in shame. I was supporting my Celtic cousins. We (Welsh) make the best laverbread though! LOL



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Hi Lilli looking forward to your new Deli/bistro wish you well.

wyn do you want a hand to rebuild hadrain,s wall ??



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Hi Wyn

I will be over in September should i bring some Netherton rezzer laver bread

over, we could have a real feast M&B black pud and laverbread washwed down with a few beers.







Watty



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Jock!,



Its a thought! I could get your donkey, to give you a leg up!



wyn



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Chessman,

What is the recipie for laverbread? Is that the stuff made with seaweed?



I am asking because my neighbour has just given me a huge bag of 'Dulse' as we call it here. He was out early on the beach picking it this morning, in glorious sunshine I might add. For you people who don't know what that is, it's edible seaweed. It is a dark red colour and rich in iron. I do have to say though that it is an equired taste and a little goes a long way, so if I could make something from it, it wouldn't go to waste.



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Hi Ballyboffin.



Yes it is the stuff made from edible seaweed. From memory it is boiled for a few hours and then fried after rolling it in oatmeal. I am not sure if anything else is added or done to it though. Traditionally it was had for breakfast with cockles and bacon. I think it is quite versatile and used in quite a few ways. I dont have any recipes for it but I am sure there would be something on the internet. You are quite right, it is very much an acquired taste. It is stacked full of vitamins and loads of iron so is mega healthy if it can be stomached! Don't go near a magnet after eating it though!



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Hi Lilli



What shop are you next to in Alsancak? Just so we can all get our bearings right and come to the right place!!!



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tlas cant wait to see you again



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Hi Wyn I lived in Kidderminster for some time and had great times in Cradley. Do you remember the Cider House and the Fox at Stourton, my old hunting grounds. When ever I go back I am usually found at MerryHill. Anyway we will get black pud wherever it comes from here.



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thanks jock 1



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Hi Twinkletoes, we are by pizzaking, you cant miss us it will have a big sign, I will stand outside and direct you. A warm welcome awaits you



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Lilli,

I have just had a vision of a wee woman dressed in an Italian flag frock wearing a red beard and a green leprechaun hat beckoning cars towards the deli !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least you'd be noticed. Sorry, I'll go and take my tablets now.



Chessman,

I looked up your laverbread. I think maybe I'll give that a miss, but thanks anyway. The Dulse has all dried up now anyway so I am off to throw it back into the sea and do my bit for the environment. Improving my seaweed footprint, so to speak.



LOL Both xxx

Pat



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I'm so excited...Monday isn't far off...can't wait to come and see you Lilli!



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Ballyboffin. I am so disappointed you are not going to make laverbread. I though we could have an eating contest. You eat laverbread and I will eat Champ! Sounds fair to me!



BTW is Roscsoff's still going?



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Chessman,

Hey that's not fair, Champ is lovely, especially now that we have the new Norn Iron spuds!

Rosscoff's is still going, though I think that they have changed the name. You must be very wealthy if you have been there!

Our Paul has several resturants now, even one at the International airport but we can't afford to eat there. We are so poor that we have to eat seaweed and of course Champ!

LOL



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Luxury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Ballyboffin. A poor Irish woman/man? That'll be the day! LOL. I used to work for an International Company and I loved Ireland so much that I decided to develop business there. Visited Belfast/Newtonaards many times in the 1980/90's. It was on expenses, so the company paid! That's why my Irish friends probably introduced me Mr Rankin's (the God!) establishments. We have our own food God now - lilli.



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I went to Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Claridges once...



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Hi Ballyboffin, you know me so well, that picture will live with me now. Take care and see you in oct.



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Hi Kitty cant wait to see you.



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Hi Chessman I love Roscoff as well and he does a really good champ, you lot are making me really homesick. Guido is the God, bit like an Italian Gordon Ramsey. You will soon see what I mean. Take care



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Hi Kitty we have our own version of Gordon Ramsy here, Guido, The Italian version you will soon see what I mean.Looking forward to meeting you.



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Hi Lilli,



Small world. No I don't know the establishments you mention. I actually live in the North East and have done so for the last 30 years.The Black Country brings back many memories, but in those days we were young enough to eat Black pudding, and Sherwoods Fish and Chips cooked in dripping. Hot Pork sandwiches with stuffing. Oh well dream on!



I shall make a point of coming with my wife Julie on our next visit, and try your Bistro. It all

sounds very exciting, and I am delighted for you. Good Luck to you Sir,



wyn



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Chessman,

It's a small world, fancy you knowing Newtownards, I live 15 minutes from there, Just down the coast. It's a great shopping town now with lots of nice restaurants, though Mr Rankin has not invested there yet.



I was just joking when I said that I have never been. We went there for our anniversary a few years ago. It was actually quite embarrassing. My husband had brought 50 with him in cash, but had forgotten the credit cards. Anyway, we arrived and had a look at the menu to see what we could afford. We thought that we would have soup to start and then steaks, but then we realised that the veg, potatoes etc were extra and we didn't have enough money. So what we did was, we ordered the soup and that was OK, very nice actually and we thought that we'd share a steak with all the trimmings. After all we had shared everything else for all those years.

The meal came and the waiter asked me if I would like to order anything, I told him quietly what had happened and that we were going to share the meal because we share everything anyway. He gave me a strange look and must have reported it to the chef, as he came out and had a look at us. Next thing was, he brought out another steak etc and told me it was with Paul's compliments. I was wishing the ground would open, as he said it quite loudly and you know how bright and open that restaurant was.

I couldn't eat a bite and my husband was tucking in as if he'd never eaten before. The waiter came back over and asked me how the food was as I hadn't touched a bite. It was so embarrassing that I couldn't eat anything.

As quietly as i could I had to explain that we had been married 30 years and that we share everything, I just had to wait for my husband to finish before I could start my meal. 'Do you always have to do that' he asked, 'Oh Yes' I replied,we really do share everything...........................................................















I'm just waiting for my turn with the teeth !!!!! BOOM BOOM!!!



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Hi Wynyardman. You missed some great places then. Northeast is nice. Thak you for your kind words and I look forward to seeing you and Julie. Going to be a busy day today and tomorrow then back into work mode. See you soon



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my auntie mair used to make the best ever laver bread ,{ sadly she's dead now } but swansea market does a mean runner up

simbas



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hi lilli , if you are going to order in laver bread , put my name on your list ,do you do deliveries ? i'm in the bogaz area

regards , simbas



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Ballyboffin. Brilliant story Pat. It was good of the great man to do that though! I must go back one day. Belfast must be much nicer without the yellow (I think) barriers. I'd like to visit Scrabo again too.



Perhaps when lilli is a millionairess (shortly!) we can persuade her to open up an Irish/Welsh 'deli'! The mind boggles at the possible combinations!





Regards

Geoff



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Chessman,

Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear,



Great story What????

No wonder the Irish reckon that no other nationality can understand their jokes, though it might be the accent Duhh, read it again and scroll down.

I was gonna' post another but I will be wasted hmmphh!



You wouldn't recognise Belfast now. The city is beautiful and said to be one of the safest in the UK. It has fabulous designer shops and new shopping malls, even a 'Belfast Eye' just a bit smaller than the one in London. House prices there are through the roof too. A designer apartment in the centre of Belfast will set you back 450k.

Having worked in Belfast in the 'bad old days' I remember too well the yellow barriers and standing in line to be searched before getting through the turnstyles into the city. It was a way of life I hope never returns.



Scrabo is just the same, still standing there guarding the peninsula and a lovely sight on a sunny day.



You should come back for a visit, you'd love the place now.



I agree with you about Lilli's deli, it could be very interesting to mix the regional foodstuffs. I would have to draw the line though at seaweed sodabread.

BTW What other foods are national dishes in England, Scotland & Wales?

It might give Lilli some ideas of what her customers are craving, apart from the lovely Italian food that Guido is going to provide.



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Ballyboffin. I did get it, which is why I used the word 'story' and the exclamation mark. However, re reading what I wrote is rubbish! Me Geoff having bad day, me go to pub, me dozy git!



National dishes for England and Scotland are probably best left to the English and Scots. My two favourite Welsh dishes are Cowl and salt marsh lamb. I am sure Simbas is far more knowledgeable on this than me. I feel a new thread coming on here!



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Geoff, if onlybut will be happy to do whatever we can to tempt your taste buds maybe even Mr Rankins soda bread, see you soon Lilli



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LILLI



Just read the write up in cyprus today looking good for monday........ not sure if yu will remember me I am the slim handsome guy used to cook the sunday lunces at villa swallow.



I will pop in and say hi.



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Hi Lilli



Drove past your shop yesterday and there was someone hanging the curtains! Still much to be done I expect by Monday, but good luck in your venture - by the sound of it you should be very busy.



Well done



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with or without your thong nige ?



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simbas come on people were eating !!!!!!!!!!!



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Good grief Lilli,

You can't seriously be thinking about stocking Mr Rankin's soda bread can you?



Really, are you, are you? I have had loads of messages asking me to take the job at your shop. They want me to make the soda and tatty bread and Geoff to make the laverbread. I have even had requests for haggis ??????? Who's makin' that........... LOL



Pat xxx



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hi Nige of course I remember you. I look forward to seeing you again.



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Hi Pat if only, i could kill for soda bread, we can get haggis but the rest you will have to make.Todays the day and already Im knackered.Seak to you soon lOL lilli



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I am not sure about laverbread Pat but I make a mean chicken phal. Perfect for this weather!



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Good luck for today Lilli...hope your first day is every thing you hope for!!



Let us all know how it goes...if you have a spare minute that is....think you are going to be busy!!



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yeh , good luck lilli , hope its a great success , i'm sure it will be , especially if the local celebrity puts in a appearance , sporting his thong

simbas



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The best of luck on your grand opening Lilli, I bet you will have all those delicious salamis and prosciutto hams too as well as some fantastic cheeses.





Best of luck,,

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Hi Lilli, I will be up to see you today during my lunchbreak...hope it all goes really well for you today.



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GOOD LUCK indeed Lilli,

Bet ya' before the day is out you will have run out of stock! Really do hope that all goes well for you today, just don't get stressed.

BTW don't commit any murders over a bit of soda bread, I'll bring you some in October! LOL



Wishing both of you success,



Pat xxxx



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Well, I have just spent a very pleasant hour at Guido's. They have got the place looking lovely and the deli counter had me in raptures.



I will be booking for dinner very soon!



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Well, I've done it. I have just come back from Lilli and Guido's deli/bistro. First and foremost they are two of the nicest people I have ever met.



The ambience fits with their personalities - extremely warm (not the temperature!) friendly and welcoming.



The products they have on offer are superb quality. The pate is to die for. Actually, so is everything else! My wife thinks she has gone to heaven and that is exactly where she will go if she buys that much again! Having said that, I was just as bad. We will be going back many times. Lilli/Guido, nice one!



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Msg 77



Simbas....Salami and Nige in his thong just do not go together!! He! He!



We will have to watch it you know...Nige might think we are picking on him!!



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Top venue.



Duck pate fantastic.



The evening menu looks brilliant. we shall return.



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Hope to be living there by September time so will be visiting your deli, I make quite a good tatty bread, this however must be fried and served with fried bacon, nothing like it. I wont comment on the fact that your from Limerick as you obviously have enough problems!!! really only joking. Roscommon born and Donegal for 30 years and hopefully TRNC very soon. Good luck with new venture and will be in to visit.



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Will you be stocking a good selection of wines ??



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This is directed at Highland Coo OR anyone else from Aberdeen.



I am from Aberdeen (a Genuine Torry Loon) and our Apartment is in Lapta. Is there any other Aberdonians living nearby Lapta ???



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hi puppylover, the little ones i found are doing ok, getting the one from the vet today.The opening was manic we didnt stop until 11.30 last night but it was great. thank you for your kind words . See you soon.



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Hi Simbas, He made his appearance and we spend some good qulity time together, didnt check on the thong, will have to do so next time.



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hi turbo, we do sell all you mentioned, opening went very well so sold out of a lot. The duck pate was the favourite choice. Hope you can get in to see us.



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Glad to hear your first day went so well....by the comments on this board by members who managed to get to the opening day I get the impression that you will do very well in your new venture.



How you are juggling a new shop and the puppy saga is beyond me...I really do admire you as I'm sure others will.



Although neither my hubby and I don't drive (taking lessons at the moment) so are limited at getting around..if there is anything we can do to help you out keep us in mind and send me a post with "HELP" and I will forward my mobile number.



Take care and don't over do it.



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Hi Pat thanks for those kind words, it was so busy but thats what we need. I can see you will have a shopping list from me. Take care and speak soon.Love Lilli



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Hi Carmel, cant wait to meet you. Yes being from Stab City has been a cross I have had to bear, look forward to your tatty bread. see you soon. Lilli



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Hi Kitty it was our pleasure . look forward to seeing you soon xx



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Hi weary travellers, the best any thing you have in mind and we will get it for you.



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Thank you Thank You It was our pleasure and Im sorry about your wallet. Sorry I missed the thong, what a reputation.



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Hi Nige C U soon Lilli



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Hi puppylover, I certainly will. If you want anything and I can bring it to you just ask. Thank you again Lilli



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Hi lilli are you open yet are you near Mr Charles Estate Agent office



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Really glad to hear that all went well on the opening day Lilli.

All the comments on this post are making me hungry, suddenly I am craving Pate rather than the soda bread (na, na,na, na,na ) and jam that I was planning to have for lunch!



Can't wait to try out all the delicacies you have on offer.

BTW Are you a restaurant as well?



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Yes they are.



The evening menu looks yummy it could well be a regular haunt of our....Kibtec price rises permiting.



The place is delightful.



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guido book us in for monday



andy and amy efendi

0542 8857417 to confirm booking



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sorry thats 0542 8847417 andy @ efendi



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Hi not so sure next block, the sign is big enough bu not yet lite up in the night allthis crap with kibtec gos on and on call me 05338324221 any time xx



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hi andy/amy/oliver sorry didnt see msg till now yesterday was manic hope u mean next monday we have so much 2 catch up on . have a great week and love 2 mum/amy/oliver see u soon



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Hi littlenige, you were not wearing a thong or any thing else i could regonize u by, sorry i didnt get time to see you hal took up my time shout at me next time, but thank you all the same. xx lili



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we wish you lived nearer you are missing a lot of fun, like u i miss cowl so so much we celts should get together and have a cook up and i do mean cook, it could well end up cockup but knowing what we are all like who wouls care. love 2 chris tell here i got the weee puppy back today he is well alive been to feed the others today and there are millions today but they are fed watered sadly not deticked or dewormed i cant afford to do hem all , i will try at least 2 a week . thank you for all your kind words and if there is anyway we can mee up half way i am sure we can get produts to you sadly not laver we should all make that trip to swansea, those were the days my friend xx



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Hi puppylover, just to let u know blackjack came home today, taken 2 more to vets and we will go from there, fed and watered them so many today i guess they hide because my times have been irregular due to opening but will keep going.thought u would like 2 know and if you can ever get to see us he is called blackjack because he was the lucky one, he will have residence at the bistro 4 time being until i can introduce him on hos territory to my 2 manics.take cae lilli xx



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bally i bet its real soda bread irish butter whos kiddin who here, i guess we all want what we think we cant have, it was a great day frought with probs today no bette we had no electric until 9.30pm me thinks some sabbotage goeson with pizzaking.xxxxx



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Hi Lilli.....



Thank you for the update on Blackjack....with the love and attention you are giving him he will soon be feelng better after his stay at the vets.



Will definately make the effort to come and meet him at the bistro..and you of course.



Take care.



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What are your opening hours please?



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Hi bankadan, open fRom 11am until 3pm then 6 until 10.30pm. hope to see u Lilli



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hi puppylover we will look forward to that. not open tonight as we have a private party to do but there the rest of the time from 11am til 3pm then 6pm till close look forward to seeing you. you will love him just wish i could find home and help for others .take care lilli



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Hi Lilli



I will be out from the 9th August to 24th August and will bring your soda bread. Flying out from Dublin. We are from Ballymena. Cant wait to visit and purchase in your deli. Are you open 7 days a week Good luck.



Yvette (Irishvixen)



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hi irisvixen from an irish fox, cant wait for my goodies. we are open 6 days you know us irish good religious crord that we are got to keep one day for drinking, look forward to seeing you. take care lilli



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