The Historic Eureka Inn has teamed up with Derek Smithpeters of DSP Creations Unlimited, to bring the first of four Mystery Dinners to Jonesborough, Tennessee. This hilarious mystery dinner will take place at the Historic Eureka Inn on March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24. “Funeral for a Gangster” was written by Eileen Moushey and produced for Special Arrangement by Mysteries By Moushey, Inc.
Guests will be transported back in time to 1928, the Inn becomes a speakeasy, “Ruby’s Place”. Vito “The Gut” Marzetti has been gunned down in a gangland slaying right after indulging in his third serving of moo goo gai pan. Audience members gather with his surviving family to mourn the reputed mobster. Participants will join in the spirit of fun by sharing their “eulogies” for the dearly departed Vito, all while wearing their best Twenties costumes.
Guests become amateur detectives, will witness dastardly deeds, personally interrogate suspects, and search the Inn for clues. A 4-course Italian meal will be served before the “services” begin. Blake Yarbrough, Inn Keeper at the Eureka, has created a delightfully decadent menu! Guests can choose from a caesar or mixed greens salad, spaghetti bolognese or fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, chicken marsala or caprese stuffed portobello mushroom, all entrees will be served with sautéed green beans and garlic mashed potatoes, the dessert is a cannoli poke cake and is served to our sleuths while they figure out “whodunit”! Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, as well as Most Confused, and Most Creative.
Tickets for “Funeral for a Gangster” may be purchased for $50 plus tax at the Historic Eureka Inn, or by calling 423-913-6100. Book an overnight stay and enjoy a lovely room, delicious Southern breakfast, and a discount. All Eureka guests will receive a $10 discount on their Mystery tickets. Doors open at 6:45 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm. Parking is free, located down 1st Avenue and on Main Street. For more information on the Historic Eureka Inn or their Mystery Dinners, please visit www.eurekajonesborough.com.