Events / Dinner

James Beard Speakeasy: Repeal Day Cocktail Party

Tue, December 05, 2017

6:30 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Shane Lyons

Distilled, NYC

Chris Cheung

East Wind Snack Shop, Brooklyn, NY

Paul Gerard

Antique Bar & Bakery, Hoboken, NJ

Ed Carew

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher, NYC

Tyler Atwell

Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery, NYC

Abby Swain

Temple Court at The Beekman Hotel, NYC

Tyson Buhler

Death & Co., NYC

Stacey Swenson

Dante, NYC

Derick Utley

Crafted Hospitality, NYC

Whether your libation of choice is a martini or a Negroni, you’re invited to toast the end of Prohibition at our walk-around Repeal Day bash. Returning chef Shane Lyons has assembled a spirit-savvy team to transform the Beard House into a speakeasy brimming with flavorful plates and innovative cocktails not to be missed—just keep it hush-hush.

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Shane Lyons
Smoked Liver Pâté with Whipped Honey and Chicken Skin Crackers

Clothbound Cheddar Crémeux and Sherry Gastrique–Filled Gougères

Steak Tartare with Anchovy Dijon and Fingerling Potatoes


Chris Cheung
Louis Armstrong Cornet Chop Suey

Pigs in a Blanket with Shao Bing Bread and Chinese Sausage

Dry and Drunk


Paul Gerard
Deviled Ham with Bohemian Relish

Crispy Beef Cheeks with Pickled-and-Whipped Horseradish

Blue Point Oyster–Smoked Poppy Shooters


Ed Carew
Jellied Beef with Beets on Toasts

Deviled Ham and Eggs

Pig’s Trotters à la King Croquettes


Tyler Atwell
Whiskey Bonbons with Dark Chocolate, Whiskey–Vanilla Ganache, and Hazelnut Feuilletine

Baba Calva > Calvados with Apple and Vanilla Crème Chantilly

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Almond, Pineapple, Cherry, and Whipped Ganache


Abby Swain
Olive Oil Parfait with Concord Grapes and Castelvetrano Olives

Sourdough Cake with Quince and Lillet

Lemon Upside-Down Cake with Hopped Crème Anglaise and Honeycomb Candy


Tyson Buhler
Brooklyn Gin Gibson with Aquavit, Blanc Vermouth, and Pickled Fennel

Mount Gay Rum Daiquiri with Lime and Cinnamon

Old Forester Old Fashioned with Miso, Crème de Banane, and Demerara Sugar  


Stacey Swenson
Noce Negroni > Mount Gay Rum with Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and Salted Nocino

Negroni Bianco > Brooklyn Gin with Quinquina, Bianco Vermouth, Lemon Bitters, and Verjus

21st Punch > Woodford Reserve Bourbon with Becherovka, Plum, Black Tea, Lemon, and Lambrusco  


Paul Gerard
Frankie’s Done > San Pedro Brewing Company Longshoreman Lager with Old Forester Whiskey

Chinese Apple > Mount Gay Rum with Lime Juice and Burnt Pomegranate

Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken > Brooklyn Gin with Cocchi Americano, Cointreau, and Burnt Lemon  


Derick Utley
White Negroni > Brooklyn Gin with Suze Aperitif and Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Peach Julep > Old Forester Bourbon with Giffard Pêche de Vigne, and Mint

Coconut Daiquiri > Mount Gay Rum with Coconut Syrup, Lime, and Cinnamon