Events / Dinner

Softshell Crab-a-Palooza

Wed, June 07, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $210 Public Price: $260 Phone: 212.627.2308
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David Bazirgan

Bambara, Cambridge, MA

Tracy Chang

PAGU, Cambridge, MA

Haley Fortier

haley.henry, Boston

Steve "Nookie" Postal

Commonwealth Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

John Vermiglio

Grey Ghost, Detroit

Geovanna Salas

Castagna, Portland, OR

Kristie Weiss

haley.henry, Boston

For our annual softshell crab celebration, we’ve tapped host chef Nookie Postal to cull a formidable lineup of chefs from New England and beyond to honor the prized ingredient during its woefully fleeting season. Join us for this scrumptious Beard House repast, which will feature the crave-worthy crustacean in each savory course.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

English Pea Falafel with Preserved Meyer Lemon Yogurt and Salmon Roe

Kampachi Sashimi with Lime Juice, Fish Sauce, Garlic, Thai Chiles, and Cracked Black Pepper

Longanisa–Rice Dogs with Kimchi Relish and Nori Mayonnaise

Semolina Gnocchi with Chorizo and Bull’s Horn Pepper Relish

Cheese-Stuffed Beignets

Tuna Belly with Molho Cru Sauce


Pan-Seared Softshell Crab with Siena Farms Greens and Preserved Ramps

Thai Red Curry Sausage–Stuffed and Tempura-Fried Softshell Crab with Fermented Green Papaya and Banana Ketchup

Crispy Softshell Crab with Greenmarket Accouterments and Old Bay

Squid Ink–Sake Kasu Brioche and Panko–Breaded Softshell Crab with Yuzu Kosho Aïoli, Pickles, and Micro-Shiso

Softshell Chilaquiles with Scrambled Crab Brains, Strawberry Mole, and Smoked Jalapeño

Meyer Lemon with Tonka Beans and Toasted Meringue

A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.

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