Murder may be on the menu, but it’s likely only beet juice — not blood — will be spilled during the creation of this feast.
It’s the third annual Sacramento Vegan Murder Mystery Dinner, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Capitol Garage.
“Everyone dresses up and Capitol Garage outdoes themselves every year with decorating for the event,” said organizer Bethany Davis. “It’s a lot of fun, and the food is always fantastic. The past two years, we’ve had 50 to 60 people turn out. It is a great annual vegan social mixer.”
Theme for this year’s dinner: “Murder Mayhem at 614 Scarlet Court — The Block Party to Die For.”
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This should be an action-packed evening with a lot of audience participation, Davis said. Reservations are required. When patrons RSVP, they receive a character description and costume suggestions.
The three-course vegan dinner will be created by Capitol Garage chef Raphael Kendall, a longtime vegan himself. Each course is paired with an optional ale from Jack Rabbit Brewing Co. Dinner is $25 without ale, $30 with the ale pairings.
This is what Kendall has in store for his (possibly doomed) diners at this pre-Halloween bash:
First course: Greenleaf salad with Granny Smith apples, avocado, sweet-soy sesame almonds and a cayenne molasses orange vinaigrette, served with Jackrabbit Abbey Ale.
Second course: Smoked saffron tomato cakes, coconut creamed chard and dill breaded fried oyster mushrooms drizzled with balsamic beet reduction, served with Jackrabbit Pub Ale.
Third course: Banana cake layered with coconut-peanut butter filling and topped with dark chocolate ganache over strawberry syrup, served with Jackrabbit Nut Brown Ale.
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