points - Details) Get your goth on with 60+ recipes from Beetle House restaurant, where “every day is Halloween” and guests indulge in a deadly delicious menu inspired by the works of Tim Burton and all things dark and lovely.
If you delight in ghoulish frights and movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas
, and The Evil Dead
; then you’ll love the official cookbook of Beetle House, the Halloween-inspired restaurant
with locations in New York and Los Angeles.
The Nightmare Before Dinner features more than 60 gothically delicious recipes from chef-owner Zach Neil. Indulge in the Edward Burger Hands, a juicy burger with a Sriracha cream sauce, stuffed with smoked bacon, fried egg, pepper jack cheese, and avocado. You’ll also learn to make an array of spooky craft cocktails, from the Coco Skellington to the Beetle’s Juice.
Plus if you’re vegan or vegetarian, The Nightmare Before Dinner has your spooky side covered, too—it offers a vegan alternative or ingredient swap for each and every recipe in the book!
Throw your own goth-themed party! A bonus section provides inspiration for table settings, decorations, and foods to serve at your holiday or screening party. This is the perfect cookbook for the Tim Burton movie buff, Halloween enthusiast, or goth in your life.
From the Publisher
About The Author: Zach Neil
Zach combined his artistic pursuits with his culinary skills to create the eclectic, Halloween-themed Beetle House restaurants which have broken media records in the restaurant space. The celebrated menu caught the attention of the Quarto Publishing Group, who collaborated with Neil on his first cookbook, The Nightmare Before Dinner: Recipes to Die For, which features all of the Beetle House recipes plus a selection of brand new, never-before-seen dishes with seasonally-inspired flavors and a dash of Gothic insanity. In addition to his restaurant franchises, Neil is considered an authority on pop-up bars and restaurants, with his own television programming and lifestyle brands in the works.
About Beetle House
Beetle House is the year-round celebration of Halloween embodied into a restaurant and bar. The atmosphere and style pay tribute to its many inspirations from the works of Tim Burton, horror culture, and all things dark and lovely. Guests of Beetle House enjoy an eclectic menu of themed food and drinks while being entertained by a cast of characters and performers. Beetle House provides a fun and safe environment where everyone is welcome to come and be their true selves. Beetle house is the place where you can express yourself, dress up, become a character, release your inhibitions, and let your freak flag fly high and proud. Come as you are, come as you want to be, take a taste of the dark side, because at Beetle House, every day is Halloween.
Suggested Menu for Nightmare Christmas Party
The Coco Skellington Cocktail Special
If it were up to me, I would have this party at my house every Saturday starting from Thanksgiving weekend until New Year’s Day! Serve This is Halloween cocktails because it just makes sense. Viva la Halloween!
Who cares if your skin is whiter than a ghost’s and your favorite color, mood, and general temperament is black? It doesn’t mean you don’t occasionally want to feel like you’re on a beach somewhere away from it all. So if your favorite gothic beach is closed (or nonexistent), then Gia Farrell’s Coco Skellington is like sitting on your very own gothic beach. And just like Jack, you’ll be king!
Red Velvet Midnight Espresso Cake with Stained-Glass Candy Shards Dessert
Appetizer: Hallowpeño Honey Cheddar Cornbread & Sriracha-Roasted Butternut Squash Death SoupMain Course: Frog’s Breath & Nightshade Risotto & Shrimpy HollowDessert: Red Velvet Midnight Espresso Cake with Stained-Glass Candy ShardsCocktail Special: This Is Halloween & The Coco Skellington
This candy-covered frozen treat is an explosion of sweetness—literally. The alcohol content adds another layer of fun, so, in true Halloween fashion, get ready to chill, thrill, and startle your party guests with this creamy concoction.
This Is Halloween Cocktail Special
With autumnal flavors like cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, and ginger, this drink is like fall in your mouth! A terrific cocktail for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving celebrations, or a Friday night treat for all of your pumpkin-obsessed friends who eagerly devour pumpkin spice everything!
Use these products to set the scene for the ultimate Nightmare Christmas Party at home. I also recommend loading up your house and Christmas tree with as much Jack paraphernalia as possible!
Light gray ceramic plates with thin black line patterns and circlesBright yellow napkinsLight gray ceramic cups with thin black line patterns and circlesFlatware with black curly stemsBlack spiderweb tableclothPumpkin decor