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Monster Mash

When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Fratello’s Italian Grille, 155 Dow St., Manchester
Cost: $30 per person (RSVP by Oct. 24)
Visit: fratellos.com




Spooky servings
Fratello’s introduces Halloween-themed cocktail party

10/19/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Get a head start on Halloween celebrations at Fratello’s Italian Grille’s first annual Monster Mash, featuring spooky eats and creepy cocktails, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at its Manchester location.

“The goal is basically to have one big Halloween-themed cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres … and fun named foods and drinks that will be presented in different ways,” said Samantha Limoges, catering director for Fratello’s and event organizer.
Limoges said the entire Banquet Hall will be made up like a haunted house, with spider webs, pumpkins and other Halloween decorations. Chefs from Fratello’s will be showcasing live pumpkin-carving demonstrations, and there will also be carved pumpkins on display brought in from other restaurants, she said.
A highlight for food during the Monster Mash will be a macaroni and cheese bar, as well as a sweet treat station with dipping apples, “shrunken head” apple cider and more.
“Basically, guests can make up their own macaroni and cheese plate with different fillings,” Limoges said. “There’s also going to be a pumpkin bisque station and other fun appetizers. … We’re basically just kind of trying to elevate the interaction with our guests, as far as the stations go.”
Other Halloween-appropriate eats you will find will be mummy franks (croissant rolled hot dogs), sausage “fingers,” meat “eye” balls, and spooky cookies.
Drinks will include several different kinds of “concoctions” that will also stick to a creepy theme.
“The goal is … to kind of make it an interesting color and fuming a little bit with some dry ice,” Limoges said. “One of the drinks, for example, is made with Baileys liqueur and peach schnapps that kind of looks like brains, and another one [is] called the Seven Deadly Sins.”
Although some drinks will contain alcohol, Limoges said they will be served in the bar area of the banquet hall, while the non-alcoholic drinks will be at a separate “concoction station.”
For the duration of the evening, DJ Matt Perez of the Londonderry-based Main Event Entertainment will be providing live music.
Though not mandatory, costumes are encouraged, and there will be costume contests.
“There will be contests for the most original, most creative and the scariest,” Limoges said.





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