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 Passion Play currently at Forum Theater), aims to pay homage to the cabarets of decades past with a lounge environment full of drinks and jazz.
When: Monday, March 23, 2015
Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002
Details: Guests will enjoy six new punches prepared by Smith at $9 per pour, and cabaret performances lead by Blass throughout the night. Local talent Navid “Navi” Azeez will provide an opening performance as well. This event is 21+, and there is no door charge.
The Drinks: Smith will be joined behind the bar by Dan Searing, co-owner of Room 11 and author of “The Punch Bowl.” Searing will prepare a punch and help host the festivities.
The following is a portion of Smith’s menu thus far:
Soirée Not Sorry
Boyd & Blair
Toasted Mustard Seed
Punch a la Romaine (adapted from Tom Bullock’s “The Ideal Bartender”)
Mt. Gay Rum
Myrrh-infused Nitro Meringue
The Jekyll and Lindbergh
Avocado-washed Aviation Gin
Scorched Lime Oleo
A Song of Experience
Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Smoked Pistachio Orgeat