Riverside rooftop destination The Deck launches ‘Moonshine Micky’s Speakeasy’

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This winter, Thames-side events space The Deck will reveal ‘Moonshine Micky’s Speakeasy’, a unique destination hidden on the roof of the National Theatre that will offer a series of prohibition-themed Christmas party packages for a fun twist on seasonal celebrations.

Guests will be taken on a journey to clandestine drinking dens of the 1920s from the moment they arrive at The Deck. Greeted with a faux backstreet door in a ‘backstreet ally’, they will soon discover a secret entrance concealed with authentic vintage props, leading them to the main venue. A back alcove area will also play host to Moonshine Micky’s ‘office’ with a secret library door covering the entrance to the cloakroom.

Based around a prohibition-style secret speakeasy, the space will incorporate exposed brickwork, dark wood and cosy lighting, featuring old-fashioned signage, prints and rugs for an authentic take on liquor haunts of the past. For an extra touch of festivity, a traditional Christmas tree will be nestled within a cosy seating area.

There will be photo opportunities aplenty at Micky’s Moonshine Speakeasy, but if guests are feeling mischievous they can jump into the specially created ‘mug shot’ photo booth to capture evidence of their night on camera.

Executive Chef Simon Flint and his team have created two indulgent menus of warming comfort food to choose from, to suit a range of budgets and requirements. Both include a delicious arrival cocktail of Micky’s Chicago Ice Tea, unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks.

Moonshine Micky’s Speakeasy Christmas Packages
For just £99 + VAT per person, a standing reception can be enjoyed by 50-130 guests from 6pm-11pm, with a selection of Southern American-themed canapés, bowl food and petit fours on offer. Party guests will enjoy canapés such as crab claw cakes and chipotle mayo, and candied beetroot and goat’s cheese sliders; more substantial bowls including bourbon and treacle sticky beef rib with cream corn and carrot tops; and sweet treats, including pine nut and maple biscotti and whisky and cherry truffles.

For those looking for a more sumptuous affair, a five-course dinner for 30-70 guests from 6pm-11pm is available for £149 +VAT per person. Guests can indulge in a fully fledged feast including a hearty goat’s curd, roast beets and pecan salad starter, whisky and rye-cured salmon on rye toast with spiced shrimp mayo, and shoulder of lamb baked on hops and hay. A bottle gem dessert box, including dark chocolate dynamite and fully loaded clementine and rum trifle alongside petit fours, will round off the meal.

The intriguing and playful theme at The Deck this winter is sure to give your guests a party to remember. To book your Christmas party at The Deck call the sales team on 020 7452 3796 or email thedeck@nationaltheatre.org.uk.

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    Molly Dyson

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