My Dead Lady
We could choose for any number of romantic suggestions for Valentine’s Day 2020 (don’t believe us --see our February 13 entry), but if your relationship is past the gushy phase, how about a murder mystery?
Essex Steam Train has combined with Acme Murder Mystery Company for this fun option, a buffet meal of beef medallions, stuffed chicken, assorted sides and delicious desserts you enjoy while solving a slightly cheesy mystery. The story is based loosely on My Fair Lady, only Eliza Doolittle (recast as Azalia Dimwittle) has failed in her attempt to become an aristocratic lady, and everyone (we mean everyone) has reason to want to do her in. Who actually does –or does anyone? You have four delicious hours to figure out whodunnit.
The evening goes from 6:30-10:30 pm, costs $75 per person (includes everything except a cash bar) and despite the location, doesn’t involve the usual Essex steam train or boat ride. If you want that, come back for the Eagle Flyer, which does mid-winter nature sightseeing trips on February 15, 16, and 17.