Events / Dinner

Boston Softshell Crab Blowout

Tue, July 01, 2014

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $155 Public Price: $205 Phone: 212.627.1111
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Dante de Magistris

Restaurant dante, Cambridge MA; Il Casale, Belmont, MA, and Lexington, MA

For our annual softshell crab dinner, we’ve enlisted some of Boston’s brightest stars to pay homage to the crave-worthy crustacean, which is available only a few months a year. Join us for this scrumptious Beard House feast, which will feature the fleeting delicacy in each savory course.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Panipuri > Goat Tartare with Curry Leaves, Saffron Potatoes, Amba, and Cilantro
    • Tea-Cured Wild King Salmon with Smoked Peperoncini Pearls, Green Garlic, and Almond Broth
    • Peruvian Tiger’s Milk Shooters > Dogfish with Rocoto Chile Peppers, Cancha, Lime, Cilantro, and Cured Pineapple Dust
    • Octopus Salami with Cucumbers, Charred Lemon, Pickled Cherries, Pistachios, and Calabrese Peppers
    • Fontina and Sausage–Stuffed Fried Olives
    • Gancia Prosecco NV
    • Pastoral Beer Cocktail > Lambrusco with Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Rouge Belgian Ale, Maraschino Liqueur, and Cola 
  • Dinner
    • Watermelon Salad with Roasted Garlic, Ricotta, African Blue Basil, Olive–Za'atar Crumb, and Softshell Crab
    • Domaine Grand Corbière Gris 2012  
    • Crispy Softshell Crab with Sweet Corn Croquette, Red Onion Soubise, and Sauce Ravigote
    • ​Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Emile Riesling 2007
    • ​Trevisano Radicchio and Smoked Pancetta–Stuffed Softshell Crab with Razor Clam–Truffle Fazzoletti
    • Oddero Collaretto Bianco 2013
    • Pan-Seared Softshell Crab with Brûléed Crab Sabayon, Pickled Muscat Grapes, Chanterelle Conserva, House-Cured Bacon Jam, Spring Vidalia Onions, Smoked Marcona Almonds, and Squash Blossom
    • Dr. Deinhard Von Winning Scheurebe Kabinett 2012
    • Roasted Softshell Crab with Charred Romano Beans, Cauliflower, Whipped Ricotta, Sour Cherries, and Hazelnuts
    • Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2011
    • Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream Duo> Strawberry–Sassafras
      Ice Cream with Raw Milk Ice Cream

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