Press 195 RVC dinner with Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Review, Pictures

Press 195
22 N. Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 536 – 1950

Press 195’s inaugural beer dinner, a four course pairing with San Francisco, California’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers at its newest location in Rockville Centre (other Press spots include Park Slope, Brooklyn and Bayside, Queens), was epic because:

a) prior hunger said toodles with Press owner and chef Brian Karp’s unique infusion of each Speakeasy brew within its respective dish, including the Prohibition Ale-battered Chicken Cutlet with Grilled Fresh Pineapple, Cayenne Garlic Mayonnaise and Monterey Jack Cheese, which Karp conjured up “in bed at like three in the morning”

b) prior thirst said toodles with the thick and bean-strong Ritual Coffee Payback Porter (a rare East Coast treat), a collaboration between Speakeasy and San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters and their natural, light-roasted Brazilian coffee called Chapadao de Ferro

c) …just because…

Press’ second beer pairing is slated for May. Brewery details are unknown.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.