Irish eyes will be smiling when The Beehive and Jameson Irish Whiskey presents their 5th annual St. Patrick's Day festivities on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 from 5:00PM – 2:00AM. St. Patrick's Day at The Beehive means an evening of authentic entertainment including performances from the most exciting and genuine Irish music acts in the city, Irish inspired à la carte food & drink specials, and an evening like only The Beehive can create.
The claim from inside the 'hive' is that while there will be plenty of surprises, this will not be your typical Irish fest. "No green beer...but what we are planning is a sophisticated evening of amazing Irish comfort food and authentic, world-class, Irish entertainment for a mature audience," said Co-Owner, Jack Bardy. And "authentic" is the key word! The Beehive has landed the stamp of approval again for this year's event from the Boston Irish Tourism Association. "We've been more than happy to get involved with The Beehive and their annual St. Patrick's day festivities, and we're looking forward to the amazing food and festivities planned!" said Michael Quinlin, President and Founder of the Boston Irish Tourism Association.
One of the many St. Patrick's Day surprises at The Beehive will be a special performance by The Ivy Leaf, a young, traditional Irish quartet that came together through the Boston session scene. Featuring fiddles, flute & whistle, concertina, vocal, and bouzouki and guitar accompaniment, the group's influences are a blend of the old and new, taking on centuries old dance music and giving it a modern vigor.
In addition to serving the regular menu, Chef Rebecca Newell has created several à la carte specials including: Corned Beef & "Cabbage" Flatbread with Sauerkraut & Cheese, Finaan Haddie Smoked Fish & Chips with Malt Vinegar Aioli & Slaw and Grilled Lamb Chops with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes just to name a few.
And what would a St. Patrick's Day celebration be without lots and lots of libations? The Beehive has partnered with Jameson Irish whiskey to bring you the best Irish-inspired cocktails this side of Atlantic including specials such as the Lady Luck, Jameson Irish whiskey, Canton ginger, vanilla simple syrup, orange bitters, $11, Beehive Banshee, Jameson Irish whiskey, Bailey's Irish cream, amaretto liquor, $11, and the Blood and Whiskey with Jameson Irish whiskey, blood orange juice, and Angostura bitters, $11, all evening long!
This evening of entertainment is not to be missed. Dinner reservations are recommended, no cover charge, both the upstairs and downstairs bars will be open for service.