About 3 year(s) ago by Hotel The Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/ Newport Beach is now offering a new package that will let you and others get away with murder. Now partnering with the Gourmet Detective, guests can enjoy dinner, a show, and then retire to the elegant accommodations of the nearby Ayres Hotel. Step into the Tee Room Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA and suddenly feel as if you have time traveled to the French Riviera circa 1962. Authentic costumes, live music, and props all play part in the murder mystery dinner. The plot follows a despicable scheme including a priceless set of jewels, an insurance scam, blackmail, and of course murder! The characters run the entire show and the delectable dinner is even served by them personally after the first act. The Gourmet Detective makes murder fun, if there is such a possibility! Throughout the show you must be prepared to be entertained with comedy, drama, music, and fun. Escape your everyday routine and step into a one-of-a-kind experience that will capture your imagination and test your mystery solving skills! You will have many opportunities to interact with the characters between scenes and during the eventful pre-show. The actors improvise throughout the show and take it another step further by partnering and interacting with the audience to transform actuality into make-believe. At the end of the show you will get a chance to guess "who done it" and fill out a survey in which you select the killer and why you think it was them. After the answers are in, the characters read aloud the wrong answers and put the right ones into a raffle for a special prize. The Gourmet Detective has stood the test of time and is currently celebrating their 20th season in Orange County. New shows are performed every year and their dinner theater has won rave reviews from customers and critics alike. In fact, they have won Orange Coast Magazine Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater" and the "Best Kept Secret Award." These are just a couple of the awards the Gourmet Detective has won over their many years of operation. Fine dining, entertainment, and great customer service go a long way in making this one dinner theater experience you would not want to miss. Call the box office at 949-423-5311 to reserve your hotel accommodations, dinner, and show reservations for two to ensure an unforgettable evening. This is the perfect opportunity for a date night, birthday, or anniversary celebration. Dine among the thieves in the French Riviera and continue the lavish affair to the Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach.