On October 28th and 31st Franck’s will be hosting an “adult trick or treat” menu which promises a “ghoulishly good time”. Priced at $86.66 per person, the colorfully themed menu reads as follows:
- Amuse of “orange” sweet meat pumpkin mousse, pickled feta, masala-orange brown butter, variegated sage, malted & salted peanut
- “Green” chlorophyll cream polenta, Mandi’s garden mustard greens, blistered green grapes, Thai basil crusted Thai snapper, sour snow pea’s, rock shrimp
- “Purple” cabbage & lager emulsion, huckleberry mustard, dehydrated gruyere, lager cream
- “Red” wagyu X sirloin cap, beet & red potato puree, BBQ beets, preserved last years cherries, smoked cherry- tomato, red potato crisps, BBQ tallow
- “Black” charcoal donut, vanilla bean cream filled, warm candy corn “ink”, shattered dark chocolate cookie, candied sesame
- Grab bag, miso chocolate chip cookies-crystalized corn flake trail mix, cider caramels
Note, Franck’s regular menu will not be served on these two evenings.
Acme Bar Co.
Over in Sugar House, the tiki-powered Acme have made a timely update. Now through the end of October – the lively bar has been given a seasonally apropos refurbish. Beyond the re-imagined spooky space, the team are promising, “terrifying tropical cocktails, scary snacks and our new, covered and heated patio cabana bar!” Acme open Wednesday through Saturdays, from 5.00 p.m.
If you still haven’t stopped by ACME, here’s a preview I wrote just under a year ago. The creative bar has continued to evolve ever since.
Haunted Haven is back again at this fine dining spot. The Millcreek canyon restaurant will feature a spooky makeover as well as several menu and drink specials. As ever Log Haven are encouraging diners to come dressed in their scariest attire too. More info.
The ultra-popular tiki popup at Flanker in The Gateway has been given a spooky respin. This week the restaurant and bar confirmed, “Escape to Paranormal Parlor stowed away inside the speakeasy Parlor bar which has been transformed into an immersive Halloween Themed tiki pop-up cocktail experience. Master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi has created a specialty cocktail menu drawing upon fresh island flavors and influenced by historic tiki cocktails, each with its own unique Halloween vessel and presentation. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are recommended, they are slotted for 90 mins. If time allows patrons are welcome to stay longer, on busier nights guests are asked to make way to the 360 Bar or Sporting Club. We’re required to affix a price ($1), this is not a charge. Open Mon – Sat through November 1st, 2023”
Grand America is getting into the spirit by transforming the hotel’s Gibson Lounge into a ghostly affair. The hotels signature bar will be renamed ‘ghost of gibson’ through the end of October. The themed bar experience will feature, “ghoulish décor, spooky seasonal cocktails and plenty of photo opps.”
Decked out in Halloween décor, drink specials include the likes of the vampire’s kiss, the gravedigger and the creepy colada mocktail paired with similarly on brand dishes like monster meatballs, haunted “ham” burger and riga-boney.
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