It's Hard to Be Classy Wearing a Green Top Hat

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St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and I have to say, it's not really a holiday that I look forward to. I mean, green beer and loud songs sung in bars isn't my idea of a fun night out.

But I am trying to change that, by seeking out things that will make the holiday bearable.

Here's my way of making St. Patrick's Day this Saturday as cool as possible.

First thing - drop the green top hat. Not cool.

Unless you're Colin Farrell, Pharell or Maggie Gyllenhaal, there's no chance of pulling it off.

And now the drinks - NO GREEN BEER. There's way better drinks out there! Check it out:

Hpnotiq is one of my favourite new drinks. It's made of triple distilled vodka, fine cognac and tropical fruit juices and is very, very blue. They have created a very cool way to salute Green Day:

HPNOchaun

2 oz. Hpnotiq

1 oz. Green Crème de Menthe

1 oz. whipping cream

Instructions: Combine Hpnotiq, Green Crème de Menthe and whipping cream in a martini shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with St. Patty’s Day decoration.

And The Granite Brewery at Mount Pleasant & Eglinton has created a menu that is celebratory without being cheesy. Their homemade beer is great.

St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Friday, March 16 and Saturday March 17, 2007

Appetizers

Lamb, Barley and Vegetable Soup 5

Granite’s Spent Grain Bread Bruschetta 7

With guacamole, cilantro, and jalapenos

Goat Cheese and Bacon Spinach Salad with House Vinaigrette 7

Entrees

Keefe’s Irish Stout Stew
Served over basmati rice and granite’s spent grain bread 13

Braised Lamb Shank

With rosemary and mint red wine sauce
served with sour cream and green onion mashed potatoes 16

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Fettuccini
With mushroom, artichoke, green peas,
tossed in a goat cheese cream sauce 14

Bailey’s Irish Cheesecake 5

Complete St. Paddy’s Day Special

One appetizer above, soup or buschetta or salad
with
Keefe’s Irish Stout Stew
Or
Braised Lamb Shank
Or
Grilled Chicken and Spinach Fettuccini

Bailey’s IrishCheesecake

A Pint of Granite Ale
25.00

Here's to celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style!

Finally.

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