bacon wrapped chestnuts · cheese platter · brianna
spinach salad with warm bacon dressing · geisenheim
risotto with bone in pork topped with an apple slaw
red velvet · frontenac
An evening of gladiator warfare and celebration was planned for all of Rome to enjoy. At the heart of the excitement sat Felix Festus, a lanista looking to win the public favor – and in doing so, a Senate seat – with the donation of his gladiators for exhibition. While no lives were taken in the ring; honor, pride and the grand champion title were all at stake in the exhibition.
Senators, gladiators, soldiers, Romans, and merchants joined us at Calico Skies for an evening of gladiator warfare & celebration, in "Terror in a Toga". A scrumptious four course dinner was served by CJ Callaway's with each course paired to Calico Skies wines. Each guest was a part of the mystery.
Although lives were spared in the arena, the same did not hold true at the festivities. One Roman took their last breath at the party and it was up to the guests to search out the guilty from the guileful. Was it the brute in a fight for his freedom? A senator unwilling to award another seat? A socialite who would not accept a rising of the classes? Or perhaps a slave whose secret runs so deep that murder is the only way to silence it.
Prizes were awarded for, "Mr./Mrs. Money Bags Award", for creative ingenuity to become the richest of the rich. "Dressed to Kill", for fabulous sense and impeccable wardrobe "Drama King/Queen", for an Oscar worthy performance. And most importantly, "The Smoking Gun Award", for cunning wit and razor sharp sleuthing skills.
Thanks to all who came out, and we hope you can make it to another event soon! If you couldn't make it to Terror in a Toga, check out our next event, "The Perfect Pair" on February 9th, 2013 to celebrate your sweetie. Or, our next mystery dinner will hopefully be in April, "Under the Big Top." Stay tuned!
GALLERY OF EVENTS