This past Friday night, Chris and I went down the cape (Cape Cod) for a date night. Last fall we had seen a murder mystery put on by the Mystery Cafe in Boston and we absolutely loved it. Chris is on their email mailing list and when he got an email about their newest show, Hell of a Kitchen, he bought us tickets almost immediately. Not only did we have a blast at the last murder mystery dinner we went to, but we love the show Hells Kitchen, so it was kind of a no brainer.
Here’s the description of the show:
The recipe called for great chefs and great food for a great cause, but MURDER got into the mixing bowl!
Rae-Rae Ray hosts a charity cook-off with the crème de la crème of the cooking world. Guy Ferrari, Merrill La Gasseous and Marta Stewing lead their handpicked teams and whip up hilarity and mayhem. They all love charity, and they love winning even more. But who was cutthroat enough to slice and dice the competition?
Make a reservation and dig in to Mystery Cafe’s plateful of delicious mystery. Savor the clues and watch as the killer gets their just desserts! This isn’t just one heck of a good time…it’s a Hell of a Kitchen!
Sounds fun, right? So we dropped off the boys and headed to the other side of the bridge for our big night out (FYI, I only live a few minutes from the bridge, so it’s not like we had to travel far).
The show was held at the Belfry Inn & Bistro in Sandwich. Yes, sandwich is the name of the town.
Before the show started, the actors in the show set out in search of a few members of the audience to participate in the show. They needed someone to play Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, The Swedish Chef (you know, from the Muppet Show) and of course, someone to play Gordon Ramsay- and guess who got picked to play Chef Ramsay?
Of course, I took a video of his part…….
The actors were all awesome and the show was so funny. Here is Guy Ferrari and Marta Stewing:
And here is Merrill La Gasseous and Rae-Rae Ray:
Because the ticket to the show included dinner as well, the actors took breaks in the show so that we could eat. The first part of the show was where the “murder” took place and as the person being killed went down, he called out this waiter who looked quite similar to Elvis Costello. The poor waiter just happened to be walking by at the wrong time and the name stuck with him for the night.
So after we were all fed and the show was over, the audience was asked to fill out these sleuth sheets to try and guess who the murderer was and why they did it. Here’s mine:
Clever, huh? Get it?
Here is what Chris put on his:
He was feeling pretty witty that night, too, I guess.
Mystery Cafe has several different shows at different locations around Boston and the south short. If you’re looking for something different to do, it’s a fun night out.