Events / Dinner

Softshell Crab Extravaganza

Wed, July 11, 2012

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $155 Public Price: $205 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Kevin Cottle and Van Hurd
Jordan Caterers, Cheshire, CT

Our annual softshell crab dinner is always popular, and for good reason: the crave-worthy crustacean, which is available for only a few months a year, is featured in every savory course. Indulge your crabby cravings at a blowout feast helmed by talented chefs (and Hell’s Kitchen alums) Kevin Cottle and Van Hurd.

Event photos by Jeffrey Gurwin.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Gazpacho Shooters with Connecticut Lobster
    • Connecticut Blue Point Oysters and Pearls
    • Softshell Crab Tacos and Miniature Key Lime Margaritas
    • Braised Certified Angus Beef® Short Rib–Roasted Corn Pudding with Sake–Ginger Glaze
    • Foie Gras Pops
    • Vilarnau Brut Cava NV
  • Dinner
    • Kumquat, Red Miso, and Yuzu–Glazed Softshell Crab with Shaved Fennel, Plums, Sweet Tomatoes, Summer Bean Salad, and Honeydew, Corn, and Sichuan Pepper Nage
    • Viñas Del Vero La Miranda De Secastilla Garnacha Blanca 2010
    • Applewood-Smoked Softshell Crab with Heirloom Tomato Salad, Lime-Enhanced Goat Cheese Mousse, American Caviar, Ancho Chili–Honey Sauce, and Cucumber Sorbet
    • Andeluna Torrontés 2011
    • Big Easy–Style Softshell Crab with Sweet Summer Corn Gnocchi, Lobster Mushroom–Roasted Hog Jowl Ragoût, and Champagne Sabayon
    • Viña Ventisquero Pangea Apalta Vineyards Syrah 2007
    • Banh Bao and Pho Duo > Tempura Softshell Crab Banh Bao with Housemade Hoisin Sauce, Pickled Watermelon, and Cucumber Jam; and Pho with Spicy Ginger–Lime Broth, Rice Noodles, and Rare Beef
    • David Bruce Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2009
    • Brandie’s Original Blueberry Pie with Salt-Churned Honey and Lemon Thyme–Honey Ice Cream
    • Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2010

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