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Crab Cakes Restaurant presents ‘An Evening with Alfred Hitchcock’

Crab Cakes Restaurant and Roman’s Bar will host an Alfred Hitchcock-themed meal on Saturday, March 19. The multi-course dinner is modeled after a description Mel Brooks gave Bon Appétit magazine of a gargantuan meal Hitchcock once ate in front of him.
Crab Cakes Restaurant and Roman’s Bar will host an Alfred Hitchcock-themed meal on Saturday, March 19. The multi-course dinner is modeled after a description Mel Brooks gave Bon Appétit magazine of a gargantuan meal Hitchcock once ate in front of him. Associated Press file

Crab Cakes Restaurant and Roman’s Bar in Oakhurst are hosting “An Evening with Alfred Hitchcock” on Saturday, March 19.

This isn’t a murder mystery – no birds, scary shower scenes or plunging off of churches – but instead it is a dinner centered around the food that Hitchcock liked to eat.

The restaurant has already hosted Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor-themed evenings.

The menu is based off an interview with Mel Brooks in Bon Appétit magazine in which Brooks describes the gargantuan meal Hitchcock ate when they met for dinner.

According to Brooks, Hitchcock ordered a shrimp cocktail, sliced tomatoes with bleu cheese dressing, a sirloin steak “that was at least two inches thick,” a baked potato, asparagus and vanilla ice cream.

They didn’t share. Hitchcock ate it all, he says. Hitchcock reportedly then told the waiter, “George, I’m really peckish tonight. Do it again.”

That meal is what is being served for dinner (just once, that is). Cocktails start at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Jackets are required.

The meal costs $75 per person, which includes two drink tickets and one raffle ticket for prizes. Reservations are available by calling (559) 641-7667.

Bethany Clough: 559-441-6431, @BethanyClough

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