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Hola Senors y Senoritas.
The Diogenes Club of Dallas held a Cuban fiesta on Saturday night, February 8th, 2003 for no apparent Canonical reason. This is usually the best reason to celebrate and last night's gala was no exception. Seventeen Sherlockians gather at my house for Patience Moran Infused Tequila, Blue Carbuncle Margaritas, and a dinner fit for the King of Bohemia.
In leau of the recent tragic events that North Texas has just faced, the night progressed into one of the very special evenings to remember. It is too bad I don't remember much about it.
Guests began arriving around 6:00 pm. and soon it was not an Empty House. The evening was dedicated to complete non-Sherlockian scholarship, so there were no quizes or papers to be presented, however my library was worked into overtime. There were plenty of treasures to show off.
A mindless evening featured mindful toasts to The Queen by Don Casey; the Woman (Joyce) by myself; to Mycroft Holmes by Jim Webb; and to Sherlock Holmes by John Kovak. My the time the Cuban cigar were passed out so were some of the guests. Oh, well, like I said it was a party for no apparent reason. Sort of like this report.
The North Texas Regional Sherlock Holmes Group
The 2th Annual Winter Dinner Party
6:00 p.m. cocktails - 7:30 Dinner
A Menu featuring:
The Master's Memory Green Salad: A taste sensation that will Twist anyone's Lip into a smile. Baby spinach, orange slices, and Macadamia nuts tossed into frenzy and served on a chilled plate. Add a dash of Professor Presbury's special dressing and you will be climbing walls in to time flat. Better than Anthropoid Serum.
Allardyce's Back Shop Special Pork Tenderloin: This is one pig not to poke fun at. This special recipe does not require harpoons to eat, just a good appetite. Spiced just right to arouse even the most catatonic Resident Patient. We guarantee you won't need a Greek Interpreter to enjoy this treat. It will melt in your mouth even if you have a Thor Bridge. Thimply devine.
Mrs. Ferguson's Arroz Verde al Poblano: This little dish will pop out your Golden Pince-Pez and straighten up the Crookest Man and having him Creeping back for seconds. Fidel's favorite features fresh poblano chiles, cilantro, and Stanley Hopkin's Brand rice steamed to perfection.
Red Circle Stuffed Tomatos: Plump, juicy Poncherry tomatos stuffed with Carribbean Pesto that is made with Rathbone Basil and Bepo's feta cheese. These little buggers are in a Red-Headed League of their own.
Mr. Lucus Chocolate Dessert: For the wily, suave, and catlike people who wish to possess that poisonous gentleness of speech, this taste sensation is not for you. A true taste of Cuba with a perfect blend of Red Pepper and Chocolate that make even a Blanched Soldier have a Yellow Face. Bar of Gold featuring:
Patience Moran's Infused Tequila: Drink one of these Bull Pups and you will feel like shooting "VR" into the nearest wall. What do you get when you pour a quart of Cuervo Gold tequila over a fresh pineapple cut into 1 inch cubes, a jalepeno pepper cut in half and a couple of sprigs of fresh tarragon and left it set for 48 hours in a dark Empty House? After you strain the concoction and freeze it, you get Patience Moran's Infused Tequila. The definitive cure for any Dying Detective. A known favorite of Black Peter.
Diogenes Club of Dallas' own A Scandal in Bohemia Brand Beer: This is the prescribed cure of the Black Formosa Corruption and Devil's Foot. Brewed in Egria from a special recipe from the family of Wilhelm Gottsriech Sigismond von Ormstein. Drink too many of these and you won't be able to repeat the king's full name.
Sangria de San Pedro: A tropical blend of Claret and sugar and fruit juices. This will have Danicng Men and Disappearing Lady's in no time flat.
The Queen: Don Casey
The Woman: Don Hobbs
Mycroft Holmes: Jim Webb
Sherlock Holmes: John Kovak
All food remaining will be placed inside a Cardboard Box according to the Bruce Partington Plan and given to that Solitary Cyclist, Lady Frances Carfax and the Retired Colourman from the Abbey Grange. In Cases of Identity, there will be Study in Scarlet to determine The Sign of Four. Entertainment will be provided by Gladys Knight and The Five Orange Pips. The Norwood Builder provided the Empty House.