550 Penn Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
What: Secret Monkey Social Club, the brainchild of Lukas B. Smith (currently of Dram & Grain and Jack Rose Dining Saloon, formerly beverage director of Daikaya) and Shayna Blass (actress, singer and dancer, appearing in Cabaret currently at Signature Theater, aims to pay homage to the cabarets of decades past with a lounge environment full of drinks and jazz.
When: Monday, June 15, 2015
Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Details: Guests will enjoy five new punches prepared by Smith and guest bartenders at $9 per pour, and cabaret performances lead by Blass throughout the night. Baltimore Based actress and jazz singer Ines Nassara will be featured along with Blass. This event is 21+, and there is no door charge.
Food will be provided by Goldilocks Goodies Gluten Free Bakery and Swizzler Foods (DC’s gourmet hot dog truck). Crunkcakes master baker Faith Alice Sleeper will be baking cakes with Art in the Age Rhubarb Liqueur.
The Drinks: Smith will be joined behind the bar by Michael V. Barton of Dram & Grain, Dan Searing Jr. co-owner of Room 11 and author of “The Punch Bowl.”, Carlie Steiner from Barmini and Stir Bartending Company, and Vance T. Henderson, Beverage Manager for Think Food Group and Portfolio Associate with William Grant & Sons.
The following is a portion of the menu thus far:
Breeze Engine Punch
by Lukas B. Smith
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Rhubarb Juice, Alvear Montilla, Lemon, Mint, Mineral Water
Negroni Week Hangover, Part II (aka the Shook One)
by Michael V. Barton
Hendrick’s Gin, Punt e Mes, Rainwater Madeira, Rose hips, Elderflower, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bubbles.
by Carlie Steiner
Milagro Reposado, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Lemon
Additionally, DC Brau will be SMSC 4’s featured local brewery.