Dinner no longer holds the sense of mystery it did in America’s infancy, when grandpas would shoot an animal in the dark and grandmas, blindfolded, would cook it. Season your meal with mystique with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get a four-course dinner and murder-mystery package for two from The Dinner Detective Ontario (a $171.50 total value, including all taxes and service fees) at the Doubletree Hotel. The package includes:
- Admission and dinner for two (a $65.80 value each, including all fees)
- Two commemorative mugs (a $19.95 value each)<p>
The Dinner Detectives’s cast of sleuths and servers dish up a four-course meal along with a heaping helping of mystery spiced with impromptu humor. Guests arrive to mingle, sample hors d’oeuvres, and begin questioning their fellow diners as the dressed-down cast circulates freely in the crowd.
A seasonal mixed green salad and a shocking murder send people scrambling to tables where they work to uncover the killer, who could be any one of the guests or a sentient saltshaker. The story unfolds in between courses; for the entree, diners have a choice of chipotle-marinated chicken breast, grilled salmon simmering in an orange-soy glaze, or a stuffed wild-mushroom ravioli that comes in vegetarian or vegan models. Chocolate-yogurt cake rewards the night’s sleuthing as the crook is revealed. The guest with the best guess takes home a prize package for doing ace detective work.
The Dinner Detective
The Dinner Detective's renowned troupe of talented actors engages audiences with an evening of laughs, intrigue, and suspense as mock murder accompanies a four-course meal where everyone in attendance is a suspect. A dressed-down cast of professional Hollywood- and Chicago-trained sleuths circulates through the crowd, sniffing out phony alibis and asking the hard questions to solve the mystery of each whodunit. Before the night is over, the fictional criminal is cuffed and the most accurately detecting diner takes home a prize package. The Dinner Detective leases out its gumshoes to clean up crime during private events such as fundraisers, family reunions, or embezzlement hearings. The thespians have sharpened their entertaining chops by performing for such Fortune 500 companies as Universal Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.