The following appeared in the print version of my Out with Sara column in The Patriot-News, but not on PennLive.
The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar has been operating “softly” for several weeks out of the newly managed and renamed Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Harrisburg West, but its grand opening soiree, a murder mystery wine pairing dinner, will kick off a month of events and specials.
JDK Group partners, The Vineyard at Hershey, will collaborate again for another in their “Cork-to-Fork” pop-up dinner series with Murder Mystery Night at The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar.
The event features a four-course dinner, each course paired with a The Vineyard at Hershey wine, as well as an interactive performance of, “Password for a Speakeasy,” a comical 1920s murder mystery from Maryland-based improvisational group Otter Productions.
Guests will partake in the night’s “sleuthing,” the guest who correctly solves the mystery will win a Vineyard at Hershey wine basket.
No need to dress the part, but if you’re so inclined to get into a “Roaring 20s” character, you may win a Vineyard at Hershey wine basket for “Best 1920s attire.”
Package options also are available if you’d like to stay the night and include a bottled of Vineyard at Hershey wine and complimentary breakfast at The Garlic Poet the next morning.
For the full menu, details on “Password for a Speakeasy” and to purchase tickets, visit poetmurdermystery.eventbrite.com. Dinner & the show are $60. Hotel package for two is $205.
Murder Mystery Night at The Garlic Poet is the official grand opening of the restaurant. Throughout April, the restaurant will add Saturday night entertainment, happy hour specials, and Sunday brunch will begin on April 21.