Pride & Prejudice Tapas Bar Coming to Ridgewood??
Press Release from Cheryl Ashley
“And so ended his affection,” said Elizabeth impatiently. “There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!”
“I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr. Darcy, have moved into their neighborhood. Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813.
Book lovers rejoice!! A Pride & Prejudice Tapas Bar is coming to Ridgewood. It will be called “The Darcy”. The bar will be located on the Bushwick, Ridgewood border near The Keep bar. They will be opening in early Summer. The bar will be inspired by Regency art, design, and architecture.
Cheryl Ashley is the owner of this fine establishment and is a transplant from Nyack, New York. She is a liberal arts grad from Columbia and has written short stories for the New Yorker. Pride and Prejudice is one of her favorite books from her childhood.
Cheryl hopes to have events with variety of foods lit by candle light and nothing else. She also dreams to have a Jane Austen monthly book club.
The Darcy will only be serving foods historically eaten during Jane Austen’s time. There will be cakes, tarts, biscuits, pastries, jellies, cheeses, cold meats, sandwiches, local fruit, and more.
Miss Ashley stated cockscombs and testicles were considered delicacies during Austen’s time, but they really need to think about adding these to the menu.
The menu will include:
- White soup made with veal stock, cream, and almonds
- Cold meats such as chicken or sliced ham
- Poached salmon
- Glazed carrots and green beans
- Seasonal and local vegetable salad
- Local fruit salad with jelly
- A pound cake called the “Delightful Repast”
- A bone marrow platter
- Tripe or trotter pie
- Short bread cookies and cheese plate
- Vanilla ice cream with unfrosted cake
- Roasted hare, pig, venison, or pheasant dishes
- Peach or pear compote
- Trifle sponge cake
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