The crime committed most often during mealtime is reaching over someone else to get the salt, which is why it's always a welcome distraction when a murder is committed instead. Enjoy a side of mystery with your meal with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one admission to the Saturday, August 13 murder-mystery dinner show at The Edge Banquet and Conference Center in Alto (an $86 value), about two miles off of I-96. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Edge Banquet and Conference Center's executive chef Kevin DeVries delivers a three-course meal to diners with voracious appetites for a five-star meal and the truth behind a mysterious death. As unfortunate events unfold off the dinner table, a mixed-green salad conspires with marsala-masked chicken, garlic-whipped potatoes, and mixed seasonal vegetables to secretly plan the demise of a succeeding chocolate mousse. While table tenants dine on their delectable cuisine, The Murder Mystery Co. entertains guests with a rendition of Crime and Pun-ishment, which chronicles mobsters running amok after the mysterious death of a member of the family, a story not dissimilar to Virgil's Aeneid.
The Edge Banquet and Conference Center
With banquet seating for 220 and conference seating for 250, The Edge Banquet and Conference Center accommodates a range of receptions, corporate events, and soirees in its Tuscan-inspired halls. Its expert staff helps guests personalize their parties with specialty menu selections or wine-and-food pairings, and a 640-square-foot dance floor hosts boogying guests after feasts. A 92-inch drop-down screen and quality sound system, meanwhile, let patrons display PowerPoint presentations, videos, or slideshows of coin collections enhanced with the Jurassic Park soundtrack. Along with hosting others’ events, The Edge’s Director of Operations, Sierra A. Martin, teaches her own cooking classes where students learn how to craft regional cuisines from around the world.