From left: Steven Church, Ryan Hastings, Alyssa Fazio, Jacklyn Fazio, Jennifer Hickok | Photo: Michelle Giorla
I witnessed a murder at Aleathea’s Restaurant. A murder mystery dinner, that is.
It wasn’t a dark or stormy night. My colleague and I arrived at the Inn of Cape May in fading daylight, on an April evening so warm we didn’t need jackets. We’d come for the opening night of An Evening to Die For, a new murder mystery dinner written by Jacklyn Fazio and sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). I grew up on Agatha Christie, fluent in Poirot and plot twists, and was excited to put my deduction skills to work.
One morning, my wife asked if I would like to attend a chocolate tasting. Well, being a sweets addict and chocolate lover, there was no way i was passing up the opportunity to satisfy my addiction. We arrived at the Blue Rose Inn on Washington Street and, to my surprise, it was a full house. I was happy to see a local business doing so well on a December day.
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Physick Estate, with a perfect sunny day devoted to regional craft beers, rum tasting, spicey jambalaya, bacon-on-a-stick, super crepes, and the traditional food favorites, live music, crafts and collectibles and kids activities. Sponsored by Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities on the beautiful grounds of Emlen Physick, the merriment was an all day affair.