Fleming's Speakeasy

Speakeasy at Fleming’s Steakhouse

Published On August 1, 2014 | By Toni Spilsbury | Entertainment, Restaurants

Fleming’s Steakhouse Speakeasy

During the days of prohibition, women and men of style gathered in exclusive clubs to drink, dance and mingle. A password was your ticket to an evening of decadence and fun, coining the phrase “speakeasy”.

I’ve attended roaring twenties themed parties before, but nothing prepared me for the authentic speakeasy experience at Fleming’s Steakhouse this past weekend.

Upon arriving at one of our favorite dinner spots, Fleming’s Steakhouse,  the hostess summoned a “cigarette girl” who motioned us out of the restaurant and to a secret entrance located on the side of the building where we were asked for our speakeasy password.

 

Inside we were greeted by local “gangsta’s”, “dolls” and “flappers” to join them in what is absolutely some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had, all inspired by the roaring twenties era.Fleming's Speakeasy

First on the list was a “Lillet Rose Champagne Cobbler” made of Lillet Rose, wine and strawberries. This was followed with a pairing of cocktails with an amazing menu comprised of:

  • Spiced shrimp arancini with roasted red pepper sauce paired with champagne cobbler
  • Scallop carpaccio, grapefruit chilled vodka marinade with milagro silver cilantro collins
  • Beef carpaccio salad alongside a black peppercorn and arugula gimlet
  • Porcini crusted filet with gorgonzola cream paired with a heavy New York sour
  • Flourless chocolate cake and a nitecap

 

My favorite #FlemingsSpeakeasy cocktail was the Black Peppercorn and Arugula Gimlet. This was my first time learning that a proper Gimlet requires one huge ice cube (recipe below).

 

Fleming’s Black Peppercorn & Arugula Gimlet with Hendrick’s

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • 3/4 parts black peppercorn simple syrup
  • 3/4 parts fresh lime juice
  • handful fresh arugula leaves

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients and shake well
  • double strain over a large cube of ice in an old fashioned glass
  • garnish with half a strawberry

 

The Black Peppercorn & Arugula Gimlet was perfectly paired with a Beef Carpaccio Salad that would knock your fishnet stockings off.

 

Fleming's Speakeasy

Beef Carpaccio Salad at Fleming’s Steakhouse #FlemingsSpeakeasy

 

If you followed along on Twitter or Instagram, then you know how much “over the top” fun the guests had at the Fleming’s Speakeasy dinner. I can’t think of a better date night experience. If you missed the fun on #Flemingsspeakeasy, here are some highlights:

 

Fleming's Speakeasy

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Offers Caymus Wine and Prime Burger for Only $25


Fleming‘s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Offers Caymus Wine and Prime Burger for Only $25

 

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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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