“You’re going to make us eat bone marrow?”
Yes, yes I am.
There’s nothing I won’t try… twice (the first time could be a fluke!). When planning this super creepy goth dinner party, I wanted to avoid the kitschy, usual food you see at Halloween parties: the hot dog “fingers,” the mummy pigs in a blanket… I wanted food that was elegant and still tasty!
So off to Google I went coming up with this eccentric menu. These are the creepy things I will serve you if you ever come to eat at my house…
Bone marrow with a purple carrot and beet salad.
Squid ink pasta, tomatoes, red cabbage, and red peppers, meatballs, and baby cuttlefish.
Wine and beer pairings:
Coffin Ridge “Back From The Dead” Red
Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale (if in season)
Dark chocolate, black salted crème brulee garnished with dragon fruit, blackberries and pomegranate.
The table setting
The setting was easy, displaying a collection of all the creepy elements I could find around my house including some very vintage embalming fluid bottles discovered in an old funeral home in Ottawa and custom Ouija board placecards. Being a florist, I had to incorporate a floral aspect with sprayed gold and black asparagus fern. It really added a neat effect!