Jun 252013
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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…….

He read off of the sheet of lines that they gave him, but he ad libbed a few jokes in there, too.  Actually, he started off the show, so once his part was done, the show started.

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.

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  26 Responses to “Hell of a Kitchen”

  1. Totally looked like a fun night. I was actually approached to go to one for free to review, but the night they choose, we had something else to do. Maybe sometime soon we can get to do something like this, too though!! 🙂

  2. This sounds a very interesting place to go to. I wish we have similar thing here..have never been in mystery game. Read it in books and watched it in movies but I really want to have first hand experience 🙁

  3. And the food was great.

  4. Great job Gordon, I mean Chris. This sounds like a fun night out.

  5. That sounds like fun and right in my backyard!!

    K-ster would sooner drop dead than participate in dinner theater and he would kill me if I brought him to one and didn’t warn him. There would be 2 murders that night!

  6. Bwahahaha!! I loved your husbands answer sheet. How fun! I want to go do something like this one day!

  7. How fun that they chose him and he participated. 🙂 Date nights are fun, I think… we haven’t had one for a very loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time. 😉

  8. How the hell do you come across this stuff?!?!?! Sounds like so much fun!

  9. Seriously? I love you guys!!!

  10. Sounds like an amazing date night, how fun!!!

  11. I would love love love to see this!

    I loved Chris’ comments on the sheet … too bad he’s so modest!

  12. That’s so fun!!! I want to go. Chris did a great job entertaining everyone.

  13. Super fun! I remember the one you posted about last year. I’ve been on the lookout for some that are done locally here since then, but so far, nada 🙁 I’ll just live vicariously through your murder mystery posts!

  14. Fun, fun, fun…. and more fun for you getting to see Chris get roped in. I have only been to one Murder Mystery dinner show and they had no idea what they were doing. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/

  15. I have never heard of these before, and would love to experience one.

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  16. How fun is that! I remember when I first started working and the person told they lived in East Sandwich I thought I had a hearing problem .. lol

    I so want to go to all these fun places the two of you go to!

  17. That is really funny. I can’t watch food shows. I have a tender tummy and an eating disorder and food is not on my blog either. Do what you do, don’t stop on my account but just simply that I have my issue. Dang. (hug)

  18. What fun! I have heard of things like this, but I have never been to one myself!

  19. That was awesome! Chris is a natural! Glad you guys had a great time.

  20. haha that is awesome, looks like a really fun night!

  21. That’s awesome! Looks like an amazing date night!

  22. You have such fun date nights! We’re stuck in a rut of just going out to eat but this sounds like it would be so much more memorable!

  23. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  24. Sounds like a great time! I would love to go to one of these dinners!