Get Jiggy With It: St. Paddy's Fare at The Renaissance Mayflower's Town & Country

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It's not only the grass, budding leaves and jealous individuals that will be green on Monday, March 17th. That auspicious date is St. Patrick's Day, 2008--and who isn't Irish on St. Patrick's Day? Even the Pilgrims' vessel has a little hint of Shamrock color on Connecticut Avenue.

It's not only the grass, budding leaves and jealous individuals that will be green on Monday, March 17th. That auspicious date is St. Patrick's Day, 2008--and who isn't Irish on St. Patrick's Day? Even the Pilgrims' vessel has a little hint of Shamrock color on Connecticut Avenue.

At Town & Country bar at The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, guests are invited to partake in a little revelry courtesy of the Washington DC historic hotel's executive chef Norman Wade and his team. Chef Wade offers complimentary hors d'oeuvres daily at Town & Country, but on this special day, Chef is preparing luscious slow-cooked crocks of corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew as the evening's gratis mini repast to complement Town & Country's classic drinks and creative cocktails by the legendary Sambonn Lek.

Another option is The Mayflower's acclaimed Café Promenade, where guests can eat their greens and a variety of other colors--enjoying classic American fare, that, on this day, has a slight brogue. A Mediterranean-infused menu at heart, this Washington hotel restaurant evokes a sense of history and timeless grandeur through daily afternoon teas and Friday night seafood buffets.

Town & Country bar is located at The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW. It is open daily from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. For further information, call 202-347-3000. Café Promenade is open for
Breakfast daily from 6:30am - 11:30am; lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; and dinner Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 3:30pm - 5:30pm for reservations call (202) 347-2233 or go to http://www.cafepromenade.com.

About Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
The Mayflower, a Renaissance Hotel has earned recognition as "Washington's second-best address" with its 4-diamond rating, legendary aura and coveted White House status, attracting a long list of luminaries and notable events to its doors. A proud member of Historic Hotels of America and the largest luxury hotel in Washington, DC, the Mayflower is located in the influential business quarter near the White House, monuments, museums, fashionable shopping, world-class dining and the Metro subway, providing easy access to much of the region. At this celebrated downtown Washington, DC hotel, extensive renovations have restored spacious meeting rooms and elegantly appointed ballrooms to their original splendor. In the beautiful Cafe Promenade, dining takes guests on a culinary voyage of exquisitely prepared and presented international fare. And with its gracious staff, the Mayflower continues a time-honored tradition of responsive service and lavish accommodations that combine for a truly exceptional experience. For more information or to make a reservation call 202-347-3000, or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wassh-renaissance-mayflower-hotel/.

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