Jameson and a cucumber martini: The Little Chalet
To wet your whistle on St. Patrick’s Day, try a Jameson Fig Old-Fashioned (pictured), or go green with an Effen Cucumber Martini from The Little Chalet (485 S. Federal Highway, 561/325-8000). The Old-Fashioned is prepared tableside, and here’s the recipe: Jameson Irish whisky, 3 oz.; Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, ½ oz.; Angostura bitters, 3 dashes; fig jam, 1 tablespoon; ginger ale ice cubes, 4 cubes; hickory grilling plank. Combine and drink!
Irish fest in the garden: Bistro Ten Zero One
On March 16, Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/833-1234) will host a pre-St. Paddy’s party in the garden. For $60, you’ll get drinks, music and dishes such as a shamrock salad (asparagus, snap peas, arugula and celery), shepherd’s pie, roasted leg of lamb with Guinness braised carrots and Irish roasted salmon. Advance RSVP required.
A holiday between two buns: Burger Bar’s highlight
This week at Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 561/630-4545), go for the St. Patty’s Day Burger as the burger of the week—a hefty choice with prime beef patty, sliced corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and grilled marble rye bread ($15.50). It sounds like a party on a bun to us.
Afternoon Tea Under the Palms: Boca Raton Resort & Club
As if we need another reason to stay at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 E. Camino Real, 561/447-3000). Now guests can combine a classic tradition from across the pond with a unique twist in Afternoon Tea Under The Palms. This is afternoon tea with a Boca touch, with miniature blue crab rolls, warm cheddar biscuits with shaved prosciutto and cotton candy. We said it was different! And with the Single Origin Sri Lankan loose leaf teas of Dilmah, or sparkling wine or Champagne, of course. This is for guests only, and the cost is $50. Please save us a seat!