Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween at the Duke Mansion: Scary!

Check out a bit of Southern Gothic at the Duke Mansion's annual Halloween party, a benefit for the nonprofit, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The theme: "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Costumes or cocktail attire are appropriate, and there'll be live music, a silent auction and tidbits from chef Harrison Booth, ranging from devils on horseback (dates wrapped with bacon and stuffed with Gorgonzola) and angels on horseback (smoked scallops wrapped with sliced zucchini with yuzu and wasabi) to a grits station to carving stations offering Creole rubbed beef strip loin and turkey with pear cranberry chutney. Desserts and late-night snacks will be on hand as well.

You can make reservations, but walk-ins will also be welcome. Tickets are $75, with $25 of it tax-deductible; 704-714-4445 or kellis@tlwf.org. 400 Hermitage Road.