Summer Speakeasy

Our Speakeasy events have always been a big hit with our Members…these evenings are just so much fun! Just add Summertime and the fun is kicked up a notch. A delicious, BBQ-themed menu, hot new whiskeys to sample, and this time, we had the pleasure of two different cigar experiences.

Cigar roller

First – Master Cuban Cigar Roller – and good friend of The City Club – Antonio Cortado was here rolling six different types of cigars for our guests. They were able to watch Antonio create them – he would question their cigar preferences, and then produce a hand-rolled cigar that was best suited to them – very cool!

cigars

And second – we had Ian Reith in the house, the founder of Cubo Cigars. He brought two packs of cigars for our party-goers to try, and spoke to us about the experiences (amazing!) of starting his own cigar brand.

whiskeys

There were fantastic whiskeys to try from Stitzel Weller Distillery in Kentucky – Blade & Bow, I.W. Harper & Forged Oak Orphan Barrel 15 Year. They blew us away!

Guests enjoyed this scrumptious menu:

Whiskey Grilled Kentucky Baby Back Ribs

Southern Fried Chicken

BBQ Beans

Coleslaw

Watermelon, Feta, and Red Onion Salad

Corn Bread

Walnut Brownies

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If you’re a City Club Member and you haven’t joined for a Speakeasy lately, come try the next one on September 22, 2016!

Photos courtesy of James Lilley

 

City Club Team Lunch – Prospect

Every once in awhile, we like to get out and about to see what our foodie-friendly city has to offer. We are always on the look out for new trends, yummy bites, and exceptional dining experiences. Prospect sure hit the mark on all three – and more!

Check out our delicious meal:

First Bites:

Deviled eggs

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs, Pickled Serranos, Crispy Prosciutto

Hummus

Hummus Labneh, Olive Oil Crackers

Duck Mousse

Duck Liver Mousse, Peach & Cherry Mostarda, Pretzel Crackers

Entrees: 

Poke

Tuna Poke Bowl, Local Seaweed, Chili Soy Sauce, Nori Chips

Duck Confit

Crispy Duck Confit, Summer Cassoulet Braised Escarole Mixed Beans, Duck Ham, Mission Figs, Hazelnuts

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Cole Slaw, Tabasco & Honey Aioli, Torpedo Roll, Country Style Potato Salad

Scallops

Seared Sea Scallops Risotto with Peas & Chanterelles

And finally, Dessert:

Strudel

Nectarine Strudel Burrata Ice Cream, Blueberry Sauce Greek Yogurt & Thyme Crémeux, Brown Butter Almond Crumble

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry Short Cake Strawberry Sorbet, Angel Food Cake Frozen Vanilla Bavarian, Black Pepper Cookie Crumb

ice cream sandwich

“Berry” Politan Ice Cream Sandwiches Strawberry, Blueberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

What’s missing from this post is the other 7 desserts we ordered…we thought we’d save face and just highlight three! But in truth, they were all fantastic. Prospect did not disappoint and we hope to back to enjoy their seasonal specialties again soon.