Murder mystery, delectable dinner at 11,444 feet
KEYSTONE – You’re enjoying dinner at the highest gourmet restaurant in North America, when an unbelievable crime occurs.The room is now full of suspects, as the clues and jokes are thrown out during dinner. The plot thickens as the detective arrives at the scene of the crime to interrogate the suspects and try to get to the bottom of this mystery. It’s now your turn to become even more involved. Your group breaks into teams, forms their own detective agency and appoints a captain to figure out whodunit.The Alpenglow Stube in Keystone plays host tonight to Murder Mystery Dinner at 11,444 feet. The mystery unfolds at 7 p.m. today, beginning with a cocktail half-hour and the entrance of a group of very suspicious dinner guests.The evening will be produced by Denver company Marne Interactive Productions, which specializes in hosting murder mystery dinners. Tracy Hammond, general manager for the Alpenglow Stube, said that an event like this provides the restaurant with the chance to present its chef de cuisine, Brian Baker, offering his culinary talent with live interactive entertainment.Baker planned the evening’s menu, which includes items like dagger carved Colorado lamb and homicide by chocolate. This is the first time he’s ever created a menu for a murder mystery dinner, so he had to do some brainstorming to come up with creative wording for the items.”You get a feeling around this time of year. The weather’s changing, it’s cold outside, Halloween’s coming up,” Baker said. “I was just trying to incorporate some fun and interesting stuff into the verbiage.”Baker also searched for unsolved mysteries and investigations on the internet to help supply the menu’s adjectives.”This event is something a lot of people haven’t seen up in Summit County,” he said. Baker said it’s a trend right now in the culinary field to host events that break away from the norm, like wine flights, themed nights and even fried doughnut night.”(Tonight’s) very fun, informal,” Baker said. “With our open kitchen, everyone will have an involvement in the whole theatrical performance.”The dinner is $70 per person, and dress for the evening is casual. For reservations, call (970) 496-4FUN.Mystery dinnerWhat: Murder Mystery Dinner at 11,444 feetWhen: 7 p.m. todayWhere: Alpenglow Stube in KeystoneCost: $70 per person. For reservations, call (970) 496-4FUN.Murder mystery menu– Dagger carved Colorado lambMinted pear butterPan wilted arugula, lurking goat cheese– Blood orange stained greens in disarrayErie apple gelé with cinnamon essenceCandied fall nut clusters– Chef’s suspect intermezzo– Whiskey barbecue braised bison and lobster tail duetMysterious Herb and Heirloom Tomato RisottoAsparagus tips, killer sauce natural– Homicide by chocolateWarm Valrhona cake, white chocolate mint mousseDouble chocolate ice cream, raspberry bloodBrittle meringue bonesJennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at email@example.com.
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