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The Gourmet Detective

4130 Mennes AVE
Riverside, CA 92509
Phone: (949) 423-5311
Cuisine: Californian
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours 7:30 P.M. Show on Saturdays. 2 Ticket Minimum Per Table. 1 Certificate Per Table.
  • Meal Times Served Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Social
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines
  • Attire Casual, Formal
  • Amenities Dinner Show
  • Special Needs Served by Suspects
  • Reservation Information Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Check Discover Mastercard Visa

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The Gourmet Detective has been a professional in the food and murder business since 1990. Set in the age of Film Noir, the stylized and provocative comedy/drama Gourmet Detective follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of the underworld, a world where intrigue and mystery are made into an art. Once inside the stylish dining atmosphere, the characters greet you at the door, offer you a drink, and show you to your seat. From here on out the mystery is played out in scenes as you sit back and enjoy a visual feast of authentic costuming, sets and live period music. Between each scene of the mystery the same cast of characters serve you dinner one course at a time. This is your chance to ask them questions, assume your own character and try and solve the mystery. Audience Friendly is The Gourmet Detective's trademark. We've raised the performance bar, insisting that our audiences always look good when interacting with the sordid characters in the performance. It's easy to get a cheap laugh with an insult, or by putting an audience member on the spot; however, that's not our style. Your involvement is up to you, and regardless of how much you play along you'll never be put on the spot or made the target of an easy laugh. We discovered over time this is our greatest asset, as it allows audience members to play along or to sit back and enjoy the show on their own terms. Our professionally scripted, audience participation, family friendly mysteries have won awards and rave reviews (Winner of both the Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater" and the "Best Kept Secret" Award from Orange Coast Magazine, and "Best of the West... Best Mystery Dinner Theater" from Sunset Magazine), and most recently,Best Mystery Dinner Theater Fox 11 News, MyFoxLA, 2009. Come help celebrate our 20th smash season of mystery and mayhem.

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