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Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Philly on August 15

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner in Philly on August 15

“… I should walk over in time for dinner.”

-The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

The American Numismatic Association will be holding its World’s Fair of Money at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from Tuesday, August 14 thru Saturday, August 18. The Fourth Garrideb, the Sherlockian group of coin collectors or the coin club with Sherlock Holmes fans, will be in Philadelphia to take part in the activities

We would like to invite our members, along with our friends at the Sons of the Copper Beeches and the Red-Headed League of New Jersey to join us for our annual Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner on Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. The venue is Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 1201 Filbert Street, a short distance from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Dinner will be served family style and separate checks will be presented to each attendee. There is no need to pay in advance. Cost is $35.95 for dinner, plus tax and gratuity. Adult beverages are also available for those so interested.

Menu for the evening is:

Italian Antipasti

Crispy Pepperoni Risotto Bites

Chopped Salad – Crispy Prosciutto, Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Avocado, House Dressing

Shrimp Fra Diavolo – Pan-Seared Shrimp, Garlic, Tomatoes, Diavolo Sauce with Hand-Cut Fettuccine

Braised Beef Pappardelle

Chicken Parmesan – Provolone & Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Marinara

Grilled Salmon Lemon & Herb – White Wine Butter Sauce with Spinach

New York Style Cheesecake – Seasonal Berry Sauce & Fresh Berries

Chocolate Zuccotto Bites

There is no program, quizzes or story discussions for this dinner. Maybe a toast or two, if someone feels adventurous. Mostly the evening is about good food, good camaraderie and good conversations. An attendee at one of our dinners in 2017 commented that “It has been a long time, if ever, that I have enjoyed the company of  ‘strangers’ at dinner who were so bright, so engaging, and so talented.”

The Fourth Garrideb has a tradition of issuing a souvenir at these dinners and this year is no exception. We will be producing a souvenir card honoring A. Carson Simpson, a noted Philadelphia-area Sherlockian and numismatist as well. All attendees will receive this item.

We hope you can join us for this evening. We ask that interested folks RSVP to 221b@FourthGarrideb.com by Monday, August 13 so that we can make the necessary arrangements with the restaurant. Again, there is no need to pay in advance.

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