Halloween will take a decidedly more adult turn as The Cellar, one of Orange County’s best known fine dining establishments, hosts an interactive zombie production. Executive Chef David Kesler will prepare a special four-course dinner, bar chef Josh Estrada will concoct several specialty cocktails in honor of the occasion and owner Ryan Dudley will serve as host of this third annual fright night that will be held on Halloween weekend (Friday, Oct 30 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 31 at 5:30 p.m.). The award-winning Maverick Theater troupe will play starring roles in the nights’ festivities.
The show entitled, “Trick or Eat” begins with guests descending down to the underground restaurant via a freight (make that fright) elevator. A radio broadcast is heard announcing that zombies have taken over Fullerton and that the only safe haven in the city is The Cellar. Which of your fellow guests may have already been infected? Will you become one of the living dead? How can you remain safe? Who will survive this night of haunting revelation?
The evening begins with cocktails in the bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $49.95 (plus tax and gratuity) per person (not including alcohol). Space is limited and reservations are required
The Cellar has been an Orange County institution since it opened its doors in 1970. Its Old World charm as realized by the craftsmen who built Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean sets the perfect backdrop to a world-class dining experience emphasizing the finest in classical French cuisine. The reinterpretations of classic French recipes and attention to detail have earned the restaurant critical acclaim. The Cellar is located at 305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton; (714) 525-5682; visit www.cellardining.com.