1920s America was a glamorous, debaucherous time. Speakeasies popped up all over the country and were often frequented by the notorious gangsters of the time. This Christmas, The Manhattan Club are reviving this time with their speakeasy pop up Christmas in Harlem. Don’t worry, it will be perfectly legal to drink alcohol here, in fact, you’ll be handed a cocktail upon arrival.
The bar will be hosting a series of lunch and evening banquets, with menus being inspired by that which was served to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 at the Waldorf Astoria. Along with their welcome cocktail, guests will be offered a selection of canapés whilst being wowed by illusionist Katherine Mills, getting you ready for the indulgent meal that will follow. The menu, devised by Chef Adam Rawson, will include Waldorf salad, potatoes a la hollandaise, confit turbot and a whole lot more. It doesn’t stop there though. The meal will end with puddings, cheese, petit fours and coffee, giving you energy for the roaring party that will erupt post-dinner. There’ll be 1920s dress up, dancing, a photo booth whilst to drink will be the infamous moonshine, to carry you through the night.
Christmas in New York is surely on everyone’s bucket list, but forget those astronomical flight costs and step back in time to Prohibition New York right here in London.
The pop up will run from 23rd November to 24th December at Brunswick Studios