Events / Dinner

Softshell Crab-A-Palooza

Fri, June 01, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $210 Public Price: $260 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Rebecca Arnold

Whole Heart Provisions, Allston, MA

Cara Chigazola-Tobin

Honey Road, Burlington, VT

Ed Cotton

Naked Dog, Brooklyn, NY

Nicco Muratore

Commonwealth Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Steve "Nookie" Postal

Commonwealth Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Meghan Thompson

SRV, Boston

Every summer, East Coast food lovers wait for that fleeting moment when local crabs shed their hard shells and can be eaten softshell. Join Steve "Nookie" Postal and Nicco Muratore from Commonwealth Cambridge to celebrate this limited-engagement crustacean with a menu designed to keep guests happily sated until next season. 

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Hearts of Palm Falafel with Old Bay and Spicy Crema

Housemade Coppa Crostini with Local Cheese and Greenmarket Vegetables

Cherry and Harissa Butter–Dipped Vermont Farm Carrots with Pecan Dukkah


Salad Course > Seared Avocado Salad with Peas, Crispy Lentils, Za'atar, and Charred Spring Onion Tahini

Deep-Fried Softshell Crab Platters with Family-Style Sides Round One > Deep-Fried Softshell Crabs with Zhoug, Strawberry Amba, Vermont Vegetable Slaw, Coconut–Sesame Crumbs, and Smoked Tomato–Koji Hot Sauce

Pan-Fried Softshell Crab Platters with Family-Style Sides Round Two > Pan-Fried Softshell Crabs with Orange–Miso Sauce, Gochujang Aïoli, and Savory-and-Herbed Red Cabbage Slaw with Crispy Chiles

Grilled Plantain with Toasted Nori Gelato, Benne Seed, and Rum

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

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