Pile on the feathers and fringe – C.K. Pearl is turning back the clock by a century for a single night on Friday March 28, to benefit No Kid Hungry. Secret passwords, jazz music, and themed cocktails will set the scene at the charming riverfront spot.
“We wanted to do something outside of the norm of what our restaurant does on a daily basis,” says Jessica Flanders, events and marketing manager at C.K. Pearl. “We thought this would be a great way to give back to our regulars and locals.”
Indeed, as the Kate Barry Band, a jazz quartet based in Gloucester, gets guests on the dance floor, perhaps to do the Charleston or the Foxtrot, guests will be transported to another era. To up the ante, the bar will be pouring Prohibition era cocktails—think Sazeracs, a potent mix of rye and Cognac, and Royal Hawaiians, a frothy blend of gin and pineapple juice. Passed appetizers and a la cart options will include snacks like lamb lollipops, caviar sliders (which sound terrifically indulgent), and Waldorf salad. “It is going to be a great night of live music, prohibition era cocktails, and a new spin on the food of the 1920s,” Flanders says.
The $15 ticket price includes a secret password to gain entry to the one-night-only speakeasy, as well as passed appetizers. The ticket benefits No Kid Hungry, a campaign that connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Guests can also buy keys, also to benefit No Kid Hungry, for a chance to unlock special prizes, including a 30-gallon barrel from sponsor Ryan and Wood Distillery, a C.K. Pearl gift card, and more.
“It is a great cause,” Flanders says. “Unfortunately there are millions of children in the United States that do not know where their next meal is coming from. Whatever we can do to help end this problem, even if it is a small donation, is one step closer to ending child hunger in America.”
Details: Friday, March 28, beginning at 7 p.m. at C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street, Essex. Tickets are available via Eventbrite for $15 and include passed apps, live music by the Kate Barry Band, and a donation to No Kid Hungry.