Play detective at this interactive theater dining experience at Popinjays (Sept 29)

Guinness Beef Short Ribs. Photo: Popinjays
Guinness Beef Short Ribs. Photo: Popinjays

The Murray Hotel is inviting all aspiring detectives to secure a front row seat for “An Unsolved Heist”, an interactive theater dinner experience being held on Sep. 29 at their rooftop restaurant Popinjays. 

Hosting a stage play dinner for the first time, Popinjays is promising an immersive and captivating evening for diners who get to solve a mystery between delectable courses by chef de cuisine Lexine Hepworth.

As Popinjays’ glass elevator opens up to the rooftop restaurant, guests are invited to step into the realm of the unknown. 

Popinjays. Photo: Popinjays

As part of the play, characters will mingle with diners and visit tables to set the scene. 

The plot involves a silent auction, a multibillion-dollar art piece that is reported missing and an inspector called in to investigate. The characters’ involvement at the auction is then revealed throughout the dinner for guests to pick up clues to solve the mystery. 

To go along with the interactive play, chef Hepworth has designed a five-course menu.

A delight to the eyes, the rich and savory Confit Salmon is complemented with saffron potatoes and balanced by the sourness of crème fraiche. 

Confit Salmon. Photo: Popinjays

The next dish is the Acquerello Risotto, loaded with umami flavors such as squid ink, baby octopus and mussels. 

Acquerello Risotto. Photo: Popinjays

Housed in an airy and crispy nest, Golden Egg features a velvety and custardy onsen egg topped with caviar. 

Golden Egg. Photo: Popinjays

The Guinness Beef Short Ribs is slow-braised for 16 hours to achieve a heart-melting tenderness and enriched with a black garlic emulsion. 

Guinness Beef Short Ribs. Photo: Popinjays

A sweet and chilled refresher to wrap up the meal, the honey-glazed Baked Apricot contains a tangy walnut and citrus filling and is served with tonka bean ice cream.

Baked Apricot. Photo: Popinjays

The five-course dinner is priced at HK$1,288 (US$164) per person, with wine pairing for an additional HK$538 per person.

For reservations or more information, call +852 3141 8888 or email themurray@niccolohotels.com.

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