Appropriate eats & a step-dancing show on the mezzanine
St. Patrick’s Day and the attendant green clothing, party hats, green beads left over from Mardi Gras, green hair dye, green food coloring and other greenery won’t come around for another 364 days — except maybe the green around the gills that some party-hearty revelers might still be experiencing. My husband, my friends and some friends of friends celebrated yesterday with restraint on the mezzanine of the historic Hotel Boulderado, so no green gills in our group.
The hotel hosts a family-friendly evening event that starts early (people were gathering at 5-ish) and ends at 10. The energetic young step dancers of the McTeggart Irish Dancers performed. From the back corner table where 11 of us were seated, we could mainly see the lasses’ curly hair above the crowd, but we listened to music, chatted, toasted, ate and felt mellow.
A special (and specialized) menu featured foods with some connection to the Emerald Isle, and drinks included cocktails made with Irish whiskey, a green combo of bubbly and Midori in a champagne flute and Guiness Irish stout.
Price check: St. Patrick’s Day menu on the mezzanine, appetizers and entrées, $7-$12; desserts, $6.