There will be plenty of hooch, jazz, flappers and deviled eggs to take you back to the Prohibition era when you set foot in the 1922 historic venue that is the Wellmont Theater, to experience “The Speakeasy,” a Montclair Food and Wine Festival event with Amanti Vino on Saturday, January 28.
Featuring fine culinary bites from more than 20 area restaurants, intoxicating cocktails and the sultry sounds of Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion, it’s this winter’s hottest ticket and you can buy yours here. And we have some secrets to share, including the password that will help you get in the door faster:
Dressed in your flapper best, you don’t want to be stumbling around looking for parking. MFWF has partnered with Lyft and new riders can score $15 off — use code MONTCLAIRFW for $15 free ride credit.
Canapes, finger foods, especially deviled eggs were all the rage and we can reveal that Ariane Duarte of Ariane Kitchen & Bar will be whipping up two takes on the classic — deviled eggs with fried rock shrimp and deviled eggs and caviar. Ani Ramen’s Chef Julian Valencia will offer two contrasting bites — one hot, one cold. The hot is slow braised pork belly in sake mirin and soy sauce; the cold features blue fin raw tuna with fuji apple, flying fish roe, cucumbers and fresh seaweed salad.
What’s a speakeasy without a secret password? You might be randomly asked if you know the password, so just say “Maude sent me” to the burly bouncer to get past check in quicker. Now, get your tickets and we’ll see you there!
The Speakeasy benefits Montclair High School DIGS and Intensive Therapeutics.