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100 Braid St Silk Hat Cocktail Speakeasy Prohibition Gala

Sep 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Feast on the Fraser Prohibition event at 100 Braid St

Shhhhhh…..You’re going to need to be dressed and have the right password to get into the secret entrance for the 100 Braid St Silk Hat Cocktail SpeakEasy Prohibition Gala. From the outside, it will look like you’re attending an Art Show but in reality, you’re going to travel back in time to 1929, the year when our building came into being. The prohibition was in full force and rum runners & owners of the BC Distillery, the Reifel brothers, were providing the world with Silk Hat Cocktails produced right here in our building. Our event will harken back to the days of prohibition excess where you will enjoy the drink, food, history, and music of the underground culture of the era. 

Join us to learn how to make handcrafted contemporary interpretations of Silk Hat Cocktails with Lavish Liquid bartenders; imbibe 2 alcoholic cocktails and 2 mocktails that will pair with delectable eats from Chef Bain Van Dam of Fork & Knife Catering. You’ll learn about the sordid history of our building through a short historical theatrical experience which will blur the boundaries between audience and performers and you’ll get to enjoy amazing live jazz from the era with music provided by our resident vocal group, Quayside Voices.  And last but not least, be prepared to get out and join our roaring twenties dancers when the live music demands you take to the dance floor.  

So come to our Art Show, wink, wink. It’s going to be an amazing night but be careful who you tell, we don’t want the cops finding out and busting in to break up the party!

Tickets are $75(does not include taxes or service fees), and going quickly. Psst did we mention there will be a Mugshot Photobooth, prizes for best-dressed guests, and door prizes!

Attire: 1920’s Cocktail Party 

Event Menu:
Silk Hat Cocktail Classic Manhattan (made by the BC Distillery)
Canadian 100% Rye, Italian Sweet Vermouth, Aromatic Bitters, Orange Twist

paired with:

Maple & Cider Glazed Butternut Squash on an Apple Chip dusted with Chocolate Ancho Powder & “Crème Fraiche” – Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly, Fraser Valley Apples


SIlk Hat Cocktail Dry Gin Martini (made by the BC Distillery)
Canadian Gin, Italian Dry Vermouth, Lemon Twist

paired with:

Seared Scallops with Lemon Herb Butter and Crispy Leeks, sustainable and Wild Scallops from 1Fish2Fish (Langley)


Kennedy’s Jazz Cocktail Interpretation (made by the BC Distillery)
Cachaça 51, Passion Fruit Puree, Mango Nectar, Lime Juice, Cane Sugar Syrup, Lime Wheel, Powdered Sugar Dust

paired with:

5 Spice Hoisin Mandarin Orange Glazed Cauliflower with Jicama Salsa – Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly, Fraser Valley Cauliflower


Strawberry Shrub Mocktail (2017)
Strawberry/Rosemary Shrub with Balsamic, Lemon Juice, Soda, Rosemary Sprig

paired with:

Housemade Dark Chocolate Mousse garnished with Strawberries


Cheese/Charcuterie & Crudite Platter
Fraser Valley Cheese from Milner Cheese, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters and Mt. Lehman Cheese

Fraser Valley Cured Meat from Bonetti and Heritage Meats

Various accoutrements from local Fraser Valley providers

Assorted Fraser Valley vegetables

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Sep 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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100 Braid St Studios
200-100 Braid St
New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3P4 Canada
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