October 27: Halloween Dinner – Beechwood Inn

October 27: Halloween Dinner – Beechwood Inn: The American tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes.” The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken-up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

 

October 27: Halloween Dinner – Beechwood Inn

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.

Come to wine-thirty prepared to share your Halloween story by our fireplace. Dinner and wines are $89.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. We will pour one glass each (6 ounces) of the suggested wines. Additional wine is available from our wine cellar. Aperitif wine at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 7:00pm.

Aperitif: Mini Crab Cakes with Citrus Scented Garlic Aioli, Glass of Beechwood Inn Wine

Amuse: Painted Desert Soup, with Tequila Cream,  2016 ZaZa Rosé, Spain

Appetizer: Duck Confit with Duck Jus and Shiitake Mushrooms, Seared Foie Gras, 2014 Verso Rosso Salentino, Puglia, Italy

ad:  Local Organic Micro-Greens, House Pickled Vegetables, Warm Organic Herb Bread with Spring Ridge Creamery Butter

Entrée: Heirloom Pork Loin with Gruyere Potato Fondue, Steamed Autumn Vegetables, 2015 Turley Juvenile, Zinfandel, California

Dessert: Warm Molten Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate Sauce, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Herb Teas

Menu by David Darugh, Desserts by Chef Gayle Darugh, Best Chefs America 2018 www.bestchefsamerica.com

 

October 27: Halloween Dinner – Beechwood Inn