Allium Turns Ten!


Vintage Shared Plates, Craft Cocktails and Dance Parties Planned for May

Commemorating ten years in business on Railroad Street this year, Allium in Great Barrington will honor the anniversay with a series of special events the week of May 16 including vintage menu items, special dinner and cocktail offerings and dance parties. Events celebrating Allium’s tenth will continue throughout the year.

Anniversary Celebrations May 16-20

Kicking off the celebration on Tuesday, May 16, Allium will celebrate Ten Years of Pizza Tuesday where wood-fired, Neapolitan-style, thin-crust pizza has been served since day one. Guests can indulge in pizza at original 2007 prices alongside cheap drinks to honor ten years of tradition.

On Wednesday, May 17, Tales of an Allium Cocktail will highlight the restaurant’s craft cocktail program, which dovetails Allium’s food menu sourcing local and seasonal ingredients. Allium will commemorate talented bartenders of past and present with an evening of $10 cocktails to pay homage to its bar program throughout the years.

Celebrating Berkshire farmers, Shake the Hand That Feeds You Community Night is one small effort to give thanks to the hard-working farmers who provide ingredients for the restaurant. On Thursday, May 18, menu items will be available at half-price for farmers. Furniture-maker Peter Thorne’s handmade tables will be set community-style for guests to enjoy each other’s company. Allium’s menu will reflect long-time favorites including the Daire Burger, veggie burgers, Okie Burgers, salads, fries and fried pickled red onions.

An Allium Dance Party highlighting DJs Adam Post and Jules Jenssen (aka Electronicanonymous) will take place on Friday, May 19 with music starting at 11 p.m.

The celebration week culminates on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20 with A People’s History of Allium’s Shared Plates. Small and shared plates have been an important part of Allium’s culinary spirit and the weekend’s menu will include dishes from former chefs dating back to the very first Allium Chef Joe Nastro. Nastro favorite Salt Cod Fritters will be featured, plus Chef Chris Amendola’s Buffalo Sweet Breads, Vegetable Assiette and Monterey Chevre from Chef Michael Pancheri, Chef Dan Hardy’s Bahn Mi, Chef Daire Rooney’s Housemade Pastrami with Asparagus, Burrata, Ramps and Sunny Farm Egg alongside special selections from Allium’s current Chef Jim Corcoran’s Housemade Charcuterie Boards.


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