GOURMET COFFEE TASTING AND ARCHIE GOODWIN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, October 22, 2017

This year the Wolfe Pack will celebrate Archie Goodwin's birthday with a party, preceded by a special event featuring one of his favorite beverages.

Although coffee does not have the same prominence in the Corpus as beer, it is an integral part of Mr. Wolfe’s and Archie’s days  -- they both enjoy a post-prandial coffee and Archie cannot face the morning before enjoying Fritz’s coffee to start his day.  Coffee is also routinely served in the office to clients, suspects, and guests.  In order to learn more about this important beverage, we have arranged for members of the Pack to join an informative coffee cupping (tasting).

Date:  Sunday, October 22 (one day before Archie’s birthday)
Time:  11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Cost:    $20.00* ( The cost includes a buffet lunch to be served at 12 noon.)
Venue: Honors Bridge Club (133 East 58th St, 14th Floor, NYC

The event will be hosted by Honors Bridge Club and Dallis Brothers Coffee Roasters.  An executive of Dallis Brothers will present 4 or 5 coffees to be sniffed and sampled.  He will explain the differences in the coffees and what to look for in this most addictive of beverages.

In order to give a count we need your reservation before Monday, October 16. Please send an email to "werowance at nerowolfe dot org" to let him know you will bring your check

*If you are a bridge player and plan to stay and play bridge at Honors that afternoon, there will be no charge for the cupping.  For bridge players only, please make your reservation directly with Honors Bridge Club.

We will eat our lunch on the 12th floor and then follow with a party to celebrate Archie’s Birthday at the same location.  The party will include a birthday cake, coffee, coffee ice cream, and an Archie-centric quiz.  All attendees will be given the name of a randomly selected Corpus regular and asked to suggest the ideal birthday present that that character would give to Archie.


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BLACK ORCHID WEEKEND

December 1, 2, 3, 2017 
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Schedule of Events

Friday, 12/1/2017, 6:30 PM
Black Orchid Book Discussion: “Before I Die.”
(The American Magazine version + the version published in Trouble in Triplicate will be discussed.
(The magazine version will be provided in advance to registrants.)

$40 includes buffet dinner, beer/wine open bar, showing of A&E TV Series version of the story.

Saturday, 12/2/17
Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th St.
Black Orchid Assembly 2:00 to 4:30 PM
$10 includes speakers on a range of Wolfean topics, coffee break + swap & shop

Black Orchid Happy Hour 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Cash bar, scrumptious appetizers

Fortieth Annual Black Orchid Banquet, 6:30 PM
$110 includes 4 course dinner & keynote speaker

Sunday, 12/ 3/2017, 11:30 AM
Black Orchid Brunch
Pete's Tavern, 129 East 18th Street

$20

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