Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Destinations

Are you seeking a place to feast or party for Halloween? Here are several local options, places offering special food, drinks and parties for this ghoulish holiday.

Da Vinci Ristorante
162 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Phone: 617-350-0007
From 5pm-10:30pm
Da Vinci Ristorante’s revelers will be treated to their choice of a complimentary Pumpkin Soup starter or Pumpkin Gelato dessert, each carved into a festive mini-pumpkin. Da Vinci Ristorante has also custom-created four chilling cocktails ($8 each)—their “boos” for the night—available on this night only: Blood Red Sangria (Port Wine, Pinot Noir, Southern Comfort, Cointreau, Stoli Blackberry, fresh lemon juice); Da Vinci’s Halloween Punch (44 North Cherry Vodka, Limoncello, fresh orange juice, grenadine); Leonardo’s Fallen Angel (Bombay Sapphire Gin, White Crème de Menthe, fresh lemon juice, dash of bitters); and, Il Salaino (Rosa Regale, Splash of white crème de cacoa).

40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge, Phone: 617-497-4200
From 10pm-2am ($15 per person; ages 21+)
The Restaurant dante crew is hosting a late-night Halloween bash at its Cambridge restaurant. It’s an evening of tricks and treats at the spooky soirée, which will feature ghoulish cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and prizes for the best costume. Enjoy the evening with your favorite witches and ghosts on Restaurant dante’s festively decorated patio.

Spirit of Boston
200 Seaport Boulevard #75, Boston, Phone: 617-748-1499
Board: 6:30pm; Cruise 7pm-10pm ($83.90 per person)
If Trick or Treating isn’t your thing, join the spooktacular festivities on the Spirit of Boston’s Halloween Dinner Cruise. For those looking to celebrate the spooky holiday with dining, dancing, and Halloween fun, the Spirit of Boston’s Cruise is sure to be an ultimate Halloween bash. With a complimentary spooky boarding cocktail, a lavish buffet feast, live DJ entertainment and dancing, and an optional costume contest, the Spirit of Boston’s Halloween Dinner Cruise will be a night of sheer fun.

Vox Populi
755 Boylston Street, Boston, Phone: 617-424-8300
From 6:30pm-1am ($20 per person; ages 21+)
At Vox’s 7th Annual Halloween Bash, guests will enjoy a complimentary VIP cocktail reception until 8pm dripping with ghastly concoctions prepared by Bacardi. See what your future holds by visiting the tarot card reader, capture a memorable moment in the photo booth, and enjoy frighteningly delicious appetizers all night while doing your best Monster Mash to the live DJ entertainment. Ongoing prizes and giveaways will be featured, including a $1,000 cash prize for the best costume.

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