Midnight at The Masquerade 

In the spirit of Halloween, Brittany and I love a good murder mystery, and The Clubhouse restaurants put on a wonderful themed dinner party!

 

The Clubhouse has two locations in the Chicagoland area.  We love the Oak Brook location, and have yet to visit their newest location in Schaumburg.

 

When I heard that they were having a “Midnight at The Masquerade” Murder Mystery 3 Course Dinner Party, I knew it would be a really fun thing to take Brittany to before her birthday.

We went out and bought masquerade masks and pulled out our party attire and headed straight to the Clubhouse in Oak Brook promptly at 6PM.

We were greeted my Maid Luna Tick and Sal Fee, our two hosts for the evening’s festivities.  We were seated at one of the three dinner party table with fellow murder mystery participants.  Out of our table of eight participants, three members of the table were chosen to be “suspects.”  Maid Luna Tick dressed them in costume props.  (By the end of the evening, we all started to believe that the participants were the actual characters, and they actually came dressed to the party in their costumed props).

After meeting the fellow “suspects”, the wait staff came around with mini hors d’ oeuvres  and we had a welcome toast.  After the toast, Sal Fee mysteriously died after drinking his drink.

We broke in to character teams, and tried to solve the murder mystery.  Maid Luna Tick kept the party moving by encouraging the groups to interact with the other suspects to help us solve the crime.

For starters, we had the option to choose either the house salad, the soup du jour (squash) or the lobster bisque.

 

 

Brittany had the lobster bisque, which is out of this world, and I had the delicious squash soup.  Participants were selected to share clues around the room before our main course came.

We had the option to choose from five different entrees.  The options were the shrimp al fresco, the orange basil salmon, the vodka pasta with chicken, the 10oz slow-roasted prime rib, or the 8oz filet mignon ($10 additional).  I selected the shrimp al fresco which was served over a bed of risotto.  Brittany picked out the prime rib which came with mashed potatoes.  During dinner, I was selected to act out one of the potential crime scene scenarios with another attendee.  We love that the hosts included everyone in the room, keeping the entire room active and on their toes to solve the murder mystery!

 

While participants shared their thoughts on who killed Sal Fee, the wait staff served dessert.  We had the option for the trio of sorbet, the New York style cheesecake, or a slice of “the Everest” of chocolate cake.  Naturally, I chose the chocolate cake, and Brittany had the cheesecake.

 

Luckily we had a murder mystery expert on our team, and she helped our group solve the crime!  She was so excited about the Murder Mystery events at the Clubhouse locations, that she signed up for both events!

This Saturday, 10/21 the Clubhouse Location in Schaumburg will be having their 1920s themed Murder Mystery Dinner.

Head to one of the Clubhouses locations to help solve their latest crime!

 

Their service is fabulous and their food is always delicious!  It is one really fun place to visit for any occasion!

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