Monday, February 16
Valentine's Day Celebration
As I have mentioned in my previous post, The V and I decided to go on a special dinner date with our friends on Valentine's evening -which is actually the first time ever in our 7 years of marriage :)
The event was set in the idea of combining an elegant 4 course menu dinner with an interactive murder mystery. We the guests, take part in the story of the play, which was set in Paradise Hotel, Hawaii - which actually coincides with the title of the play - Murder in Paradise. Well if you ever get murdered, a perfect place to be is in Paradise :)
It was a wonderful evening - the whole thing stretched to almost 4 hours between starters, dancing the hula, singing, murder, dessert and to solving the crime. Of course -I solved the mystery, I knew exactly who the culprit was! Ha, all that Nancy Drew reading in my childhood and watching Scooby Doo was enough training! Unfortunately I didn't get a prize because there was a draw and another man got the big bottle of wine.
We were actually lucky because the event was supposed to be fully booked till my friend here bombarded the hotel with emails and calls - in the end we got the seats next to the performers. We think the chairs were just added to make some more money because it was really near the so called stage and the actors didn't have enough room to move or walk.
Here's another shot of the murdered actress in the story. She was found in the pool. If you noticed, that's a surfboard holding her.
It wasn't just the actors and actresses that made the evening really wonderful but the food was indeed a culinary delight! Since we were supposed to be in Hawaii we had food with a south sea flair :) Here are prawns in coconut batter as appetizer and the dessert, pineapple mouse and coconut ice cream. Yummy!