I have some pretty amazing friends with a multitude of talents. One of them is a fantastic party planner and she decided to host a New Year's Eve murder mystery party. With a story set in Napa Valley and a colorful cast of characters, our hostess with the mostest made some delicious foods and coordinated the party interaction. She even made special wine labels!
Some excellent Underwood vintages
Olives, grapes, bacon-wrapped water chestnuts and truffled popcorn.
The truffle oil on the popcorn is great (I think I need to get a bottle). All of little bites paired well with the wine.
Endive with chevre, orange slices, chives and slivered almonds.
Ribolitta (Tuscan bread soup)
We all came in costume, and our hostess gave us scripts with dialogue and secrets to reveal over the course of the game. My character, Tiny Bubbles, was a bit of a tart. It was an entertaining evening and a nice way to wrap up the year. The downside was the long metro ride home and dearth of taxicabs.