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The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead

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Hawthorne Hotel

18 Washington Square W

Salem, MA 01970

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Join the Salem Witches in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Hawthorne Hotel as we honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain invite you to a banquet of sumptuous cuisine where the only sound heard is music chosen in memory of the departed. Bring photos and mementos to summon the souls of your loved ones on the other side as you partake in the most solemn of all the ceremonies of Witchcraft. The Dumb Supper is an ancient tradition where the dead attend the living for a magical night of communion!

The evening opens with a blessing where each attendee is guided through the veil between the worlds to the realms of the dead where no one living may speak. Participants place their photos and mementos on an elaborate altar, at which time they are then seated and the feast is served.

Each year, the spirits have manifested in a variety of ways. Guests have recalled a ghostly touch, the scent of perfume, whispered messages, and even physical manifestations. This is a solemn event where respect for the dead is crucial. By remaining slient, you open your heart and mind to those who have crossed over.

Menu for the Evening
In keeping with tradition, the courses of The Dumb Supper are served backwards and the placement of everything down to the silverware is reversed as a means of weaving participants into the shadowy world of spirit. This menu is subject to change.

  • Dessert
    Apple Blossom with Caramel Sauce
  • Coffee
    Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea or Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Entree
    Seared All-Natural Free-Bird Chicken Breast with Seasonal Fruit Salsa (Spring Berries, Summer Stone Fruit, Fall Apples and Pears, Winter Dried Fruits) served with grilled vegetables and Mashed Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Real Maple Syrup
  • Soup
    Lobster Bisque with Cognac
  • Salad
    Nathaniel’s Salad featuring Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Dried Cherries, and Maple Vinaigrette
  • Appetizer
    Wild Mushroom Triangoli pasta in a Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • Dinner Rolls
    Fresh Rolls with Butter

Food has been offered to the dead throughout history, from prehistoric man through to the Celts, Egyptians, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, and even in the Catholic church. Dining with the dead is an ancient tradition that honors our divine ancestors regardless of culture or creed. Whether you're a Witch or simply wish to embrace your loved ones on the other side, we invite you to take part in this most sacred event.


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