A couple of days ago, Mom went for a little dinner with Gramma at this apparently 'cool' place (though why it was called cool when it didn't involve me, I don't know!). I guess I can't really do it right, so I'm going to pass it on to her just this once. *wink*
Thanks, Scottie! What a little good boy you are...=) Well, I actually got some invites to go for a mystery party dinner called 'The Pink Lace Diamond Murder Mystery Party'. Just the name of it sounds pretty intriguing already! It's like 'Cluedo' but with actors acting it out in the midst of dinner guests instead of a board game...The guests get clues on the mystery, and try to figure out who-dun-it, the motive and how it was done! The dinner was to raise funds for Salaam Wanita, a project started to help disadvantaged women lead independent lives.
I have to say, there weren't many varieties of food as was expected, but what was served were delicious. And surprisingly, we all felt full after savoring these little servings. Maybe that's what fine dining is about...you're supposed to eat slowly and savor it, so even though the servings are (always) small, you feel quite full afterwards.
My only quip with it was the acting. Now, I'm no actor myself and I admire those who are brave enough to stand in front of a crowd / camera to act, but I feel like the scenes were a bit over-acted. It feels a little fake, especially when the actors try to put on some 'accents' to try and potray the characters, which is a bit no no for me. =\ If done properly, a good accent is great, but it's clear that the accents were put on, so...meh. I think if the cast were given local names and scenes were closer to home, it would be more believable. But still, the concept of the game was cool though, and I had a great time deciphering the clues. =)
My team managed to guess (partially) the culprits behind the murders at the end...YAYY! We got little souvenirs for our efforts...and at the end, all the table centerpiece flower pots were given out to all the guests as part of the event organizers' bid to go green! All in all, it was an enjoyable time...=)