The Nightmare before Dinner includes recipes used in the famous Beetle House restaurants in New York and Los Angeles.
There are chapters for sauces, appetizers, soups/salads, entrees, and desserts. Most look more tasty than scary though they do have clever names like Edward Burger Hands, Silence of the Lamb Chops, and Bloodbath Cobbler. The best part is the cocktail recipes that look both scary and tasty like the bubbling This is Halloween. Also included are menu and decor suggestions for four different dinner parties.
I wish the food recipes included nutritional information. However, they all seemed simple to make with mostly easily acquired ingredients. The drinks looked delicious. I can’t wait to try The Beetle’s Juice with tequila, blackberry schnapps, lime juice, bitters, and simple syrup. Yum!
The Nightmare Before Dinner is recommended for hosts who want something different for their next party. 3 stars.
Thanks to Race Point Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.