What’s your plan for New Year’s Eve? How about a delicious dinner, or a late-night party at Red Rooster Shoreditch, complete with sensational live music from Kamaal Williams and sets from our favourite DJs?
For one night only Red Rooster transforms into “Beat Easy” — a speakeasy featuring beatnik sounds and debauchery with a surprise special guest performance from Kamaal Williams, a leader of the burgeoning South London jazz scene and Brownswood Recordings affiliate from 7:30PM-8:00PM and again with a second live performance from 11:30pm-12:30am.
(AKA Henry Wu) has had incredible year, from dropping his critically acclaimed album The Return (Black Focus) as well as a Wu EP (MCDE Recordings) not to mention that his debut album has just gone silver along with setting stages alight around the world including Berghain, Ronnie Scotts and Electric Brixton. He is a native South Londoner, Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings approved artist and a pioneer in the burgeoning ‘new jazz’ scene. He refers his sound simply as ‘it’s a London thing’ so beyond ‘jazz’ — incorporating elements from funk, soul, broken beat and grime into something very new. The Return has been nominated for Album of the Year by Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2019
, whilst his record label, Black Focus, was named label of the Year by MixMag.
The Curtain’s “The Beat” New Year’s Eve is inspired by Beatniks and NYC in the 50s where the underground pushed the boundaries of music, art, literature, fashion and sexual identity.
But what to wear? Don your NYE best whether you want to glam up or go with Beatnik-style berets and stripes. Look to icons of the time such as Miles Davis or those influenced by it, like Andy Warhol and Nico.
JOIN US FOR DINNER
Pre-party dinner, 5-8.30pm: £65, including three courses & a glass of Veuve Clicquot
Late-night dinner & party: £125, including three courses, a glass of Veuve Clicquot & your ticket to the late-night party
Please note that we will require a deposit of £20 pp for dinner bookings, redeemable against your bill on the big night!
Includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot
Sammy’s chicken ‘n’ waffle
Harlem-style fried chicken (est.1930), pickles, hot honey, Rooster sauce
burrata, cranberry, pomegranate
chicken skin aioli, caviar
bone marrow, ayib (fresh cheese), truffle aioli
avocado hummus, coconut, lime
Duck breast & confit leg
beetroot, chocolate crumble, salsify, jus
tomato, harissa, lemon
Roast cauliflower & barley risotto
Jerusalem artichoke, pumpkin seed, black truffle
roasted potatoes, creamed kale, jus
Grilled sea bass
baby gem, mussels, clams, broth
melted chocolate, ice cream, chilli foam
Champagne jelly, chocolate soil
White chocolate crème brûlée