The Phantom’s Feast at Hollygrove – Music, Dinner and More! @michrenfest

2014 Phantom's Feast
Fantom's Feast Michigan Review
Each year after the Michigan Renaissance Festival, we often wonder what happens to Hollygrove. Does it just sit there and wait out the winter? Or are the grounds used for something else? This year we were invited back to check out some of the new events, all surrounding the Halloween holiday, and taking advantage of the great fall weather. Hollygrove is now the home of the Horton Lake Outbreak (a 5K where you run from zombies) and the Phantom’s Feast.  Both taking place the two weekends before Halloween.

Fantom's Feast Michigan Review

While both events are new to Hollygrove grounds, last night was the inaugural performance of the Phantom’s Feast. Hosted by the Phantom of the Opera, the evening treats guests to a five course meal, interactive dinner theater, games, opportunities to get up and dance, as well as to sing along with a lot of your favorite Halloween songs.

The Phantom’s Feast is held inside the Castle, usually reserved for weddings and special occasions. Retro-fitted with insulation and heating, the space is turned into a dinning hall with a multi-level stage and seating for around fifty guests. Keep in mind that it may still be cold in there, so dress appropriately.

Everything in your evening will fit in the Phantom’s Feast’s creepy theme, from menu items, the music and more. The menu is set for the evening, but if you have food allergies let them know ahead of time and they are more than happy to accommodate! Most items were already gluten free, or could quickly be made that way. Drinks are unlimited, sodas, wine and beer are available upon request.

Dinner Menu: 
Jumbo Shrimp mummified in Herb Puffed Pastry with Devil Sauce

Winnifred’s Butternut Brew with Mole Sauce and Jack-O-Lantern teeth

Audrey II Greens, Blood Orange Sections, Cranberry, Gingerbread Man pieces, Red Onions with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Beast with Blood Red Wine Mushroom Sauce, Roasted Spuds, Goblin Green Beans, Fire Roasted Grape Tomatoes and Acorn Squash

The Sweet Transvestite’s Mini Caramel Apples and Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Fantom's Feast Michigan Review

Throughout your dinner you will enjoy hits from the Halloween or creepy themed music. Songs are performed from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hocus Pocus, Young Frankenstein, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many others. You will even get a song by one of the best Disney villains out there.

Between courses you can participate in a Costume Contest or even a Dating Game with some of the characters. And while it’s not part of the script, our show was complete with a marriage proposal between two of the dating game contestants!

The night is full of interactive fun, and the cast is made up with many of the regulars from the Renaissance Festival actors. Guests get to see another side of their regular troupe while enjoying some of your favorite show tunes. We had a great time at the show, and enjoyed the food – the portions wont leave you hungry! The only note I would have is to make sure you dress for the weather. It is October, so the temperatures are a bit unpredictable, and while the Castle is heated you may still be a bit chilly.

The Phantom’s Feast is Saturday and Sunday only on October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. For more information on the Phantom’s Feast and to get your tickets for next weekend, check out the Halloween Events portion of the Michigan Renaissance Festival’s Page.

Check out pictures from the Phantom’s Feast Below: 



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