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87 Sussex to Celebrate Grand Opening with Performances by Candice Lee and Bennett Rhoad

originally published: 04/19/2024

87 Sussex to Celebrate Grand Opening with Performances by Candice Lee and Bennett Rhoad

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- New restaurant 87 Sussex will be celebrating their grand-opening all weekend long on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 starting at 5:00pm with music performances, spirit and wine tastings, giveaways, photo booth and so much more. A memorable culinary journey awaits at this new gourmet experience offering refined dining in the heart of Jersey City (87 Sussex Street) in the quaint neighborhood of Paulus Hook.

On Friday April 26, guests will immerse in the sounds of singer, songwriter, guitarist + harpist Candice Lee a.k.a. Pink Guitar Girl. Candice is a down to earth, authentic and inspiring powerhouse with a wholesome spirit. Her music displays a pop/rock edge with a hint of EDM. She is a multitalented singer-songwriter, guitarist, harpist, pianist, bassist, and ukulele player. Ed Sheeran featured Candice on his TikTok by duetting her video, which has surpassed 14 million views. Her singles “Permission" and prior release “How We Used To” were featured in Rolling Stone. “Feel the Same” in collaboration with highly recognized producer KXA is approaching half a million streams on Spotify alone.

As a passionate songwriter, Candice draws from her own experiences and emotions producing a sincere sense of familiarity and relatability through her heartfelt lyricism. Candice radiates positivity and gathers strength from adversity thus empowering her fans to be optimistic in the face of negative forces and reminds them that they are not alone. Small in stature, but big in sound, this charismatic young woman sparkles when she steps on stage and her unique music will leave you wanting more.

Then on Saturday, April 27, Bennett Rhoad, a New Jersey popular cover band and will perform the songs everyone knows, expect a weekend of spectacular performances. Bennett Rhoad is known for emotive lead vocals blended with intricate guitar work and vocal harmonies. They are simultaneously percussionists creating a full band sound that is driving and energetic.

Their music draws from a variety of influences, including folk, rock, blues, jazz, and country. Over the years, Bennett Rhoad has built a diverse set list taking their audiences on a journey through live shows which are intimate and engaging experiences that leave audiences feeling inspired and moved.

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Executive Chef, Brian Walter, an honorary member of the James Beard Foundation is launching his new spring menu in time for the opening celebration. The menu features seasonally inspired dishes with global influences. Guests will explore an expansive list of signature cocktails and uniquely decadent wines from prestigious vineyards in France, Italy, New Zealand, and California. The much buzzed about dessert showstopper is the house-made Chocolate Turtle Cake Dark Chocolate Mousse, Devil’s Cake, Salted Caramel, Toasted Walnuts receiving so may great reviews is just one of the spectacular desserts.

Chef Brian Walter began his culinary journey at New York's French Culinary Institute. Since then, he has spent over 20 years of his culinary career perfecting his craft through working at acclaimed restaurants and private clubs, including the French Consulate, Le Cirque 2000, Lespinasse, Guastavino's, Acqua Ristorante, Char Steakhouse, the prestigious Hamilton Farm Golf Club, and Carmine's in Times Square and named "Top 5 Chefs in NJ" by NJ Life Magazine and "NJ's Best Burgerby NJ Monthly Magazine. His achievements have been recognized consistently by both local and national media, earning him spots as a guest chef in Good Morning America, NBC, FOX5 Good Day NY and more.

When at 87 Sussex, expect an elegant side of fine dining in a relaxed yet refined ambiance with impeccable service.

87 Sussex Restaurant is located at 87 Sussex Street in Jersey City, situated in the heart of Paulus Hook in Jersey City next to sister restaurant Sátis Bistro. It is currently open for dinner from Tuesday through Sunday, operating between 5:00pm and 10:00pm, offering late-night service on weekends. 87 Sussex is a true landmark of style featuring thoughtfully prepared menus inspired by global flavors and authentic ingredients, creating dishes of elevated American fare. Explore an expansive list of signature cocktails and uniquely decadent wines sourced from prestigious from around the world. Expect the elegant side of fine dining in a relaxed yet refined ambiance with impeccable service. Curate events and celebrations with the experienced 87 Sussex team ~ endless possibilities.




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