On the evening of May 5, 80 guests gathered at a surprise location for the unveiling of our first Secret Chef event.
Guests enjoyed a specially crafted Sagamore Rye pre-dinner cocktail accompanied by a Crab cake beignet, with sweetened Old Bay and a buttermilk chicken bite with cayenne honey before heading into the distillery for a tour. Once seated, the chef of the night was revealed: Jay Rohlfing, of Perennial.
The five-course menu included a sweet potato velouté with charred ramp gremolata and chili oil, a second course of shrimp toast with julienne spring vegetables and charred jalapeño aioli, followed by seared tuna with a puffed street corn salad and avocado green goddess, a fourth course of charred beef tenderloin atop a black bean porridge with popcorn shoots ancho vinaigrette and finished with an incredible spiced chocolate bar with Morita sweet cream. Each course was accompanied by a custom cocktail crafted by the Sagamore Spirits Distillery team.