Events / Dinner

New England Softshell Crab Blowout

Wed, July 06, 2016

The Beard House
Member Price: $155 Public Price: $205 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Irene Li

Mei Mei, Boston

Cassie Piuma

Sarma, Somerville, MA

Steve "Nookie" Postal

Commonwealth Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Michael Serpa

Select Oyster Bar, Boston


Andrew Taylor

Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME

Rachel Sundet

State Park and Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Cambridge, MA

Get ’em while you can: it’s softshell crab season, which means it’s time for our annual homage to the crave-worthy crustacean. We’ve invited some of New England’s top toques to celebrate the occasion with bold flavors and lots of the coveted, succulent shellfish.

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  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Tomato Böreks with Eggplant, Cheese, and Basil Tarator 
    • Faroe Islands Salmon Tartare with Cucumbers, Pistachio Oil, Togarashi, and Lime
    • Turkey Chorizo Gougère Sliders with Plum Mustard and Pea Greens
    • Cured Pork Nem Chua with Jalapeño Crema and Black Garlic Chicharrones
    • Brown Butter Lobster Rolls 
    • Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 
    • Ferrari Brut NV
  • Dinner
    • Green Gazpacho with Chilled Crab and Marcona Almonds 
    • Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils Chablis 2014
    • Softshell Crab Katayif with Avgolemono, Corn, Cabbage Dolmades, and Dill 
    • Gentilini Robola 2015
    • Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Corn Many Ways and Greenmarket Relish 
    • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2014 
    • Salt-and-Pepper Softshell Crab with Cilantro Pesto, Peanuts, and Hot-and-Fragrant Celery Salad 
    • Tsingtao Lager
    • Maine Corn–Softshell Crab Tamale with Softshell Crab Mole, Radish Salad, Braised Radish Greens, and Sunflower Seeds 
    • Schlossmühlenhof Sauvignon Blanc Trocken 2015
    • Sweet Corn Cheesecake with Rye Cookie Crumble, Blueberry–Lemon Ice, and Herbs 
    • Bera Brachetto 2013
    • Take-Away Treats > Valrhona Chocolate Rugelach

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