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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easter Holiday Column

Sunday, March 23, 2008
C. Paul Luongo

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL Main Number 617-338-4400
240 Boylston Street Restaurant Reservations 617-351-2037
Boston, MA 02116 General Manager, Bill Taylor

Aujourd’ Hui 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Easter Holiday Buffet $98 Adults, $49 Children
(Tax and Tips not included)

Garde Manger Station
Fingerling Potato Salad, Smoked Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Parmesan, Garlic Croutons
Regional Farm House Cheeses, Bread display
Grilled Spring Asparagus, Goat Cheese, Shallot Dressing
Greek Style Pasta Salad, Pennette, Feta Cheese, Olives, Red Onions, Peperoncini, Fresh Oregano, Tomatoes, Red wine Vinaigrette
Field Greens with Crisp Onions, Blue Cheese, White Balsamic Dressing
Charcuterie Platter, Assorted Mustards, Pickled Vegetables

Breakfast Station
Selection of Fresh fruit, Cantaloupe, Honeydew Melon, Sliced Pineapple and Kiwi, Bowls of Strawberries and Blueberries
Individual Yogurt and Granola Parfait
Malted Waffles with Maple Syrup
Classic Eggs Benedict with Chive Hollandaise
Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Chicken Sausage
Oven Baked Hash Brown Potatoes

After 2:30 Pasta Station
We will switch the to a Pasta Station serving
Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Porcini Cream Sauce
Rigatoni Pasta, Grilled Chicken, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Tomatoes, Arugula Pesto
Cheese Tortellini, Rock Shrimp, Spring Onions, English Peas, Lemon Nage

Foccacia Bread, Long Bread Sticks, Parmesan Cheese, Spiced Chili Olive Oil

Seafood Harvest
Atlantic Smoked Salmon and Mini Bagels, Traditional Garnish
Smoked Sable, Trout and Pickled Hearing
New England Clam Chowder
Chilled display with Cocktail Shrimp, Snow Crab Claws, Cracked Lobster, Spiced Mussels and Clams, Calamari Salad, Cocktail Sauce, Remoulade and Mustard Mayonnaise, Lemon Wedges
California Sushi Rolls
Selection of American Caviar with “Untraditional Garnishes”

New England Carving Station
Roast Breast of Turkey, Herb Gravy, Buttered Green Beans
Spiced Honey Glazed Ham, Black pepper Biscuits
Whole Roasted Rib Eye, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Garlic and Rosemary Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Arugula and Teardrop Tomato Salad

Pastry Selection From our Pastry Shop

Ballroom 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Easter Holiday Buffet $98 Adults, $49 Children
(Tax and Tips not included)

Bristol Lounge 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Easter Dinner $75 per person


TOP OF THE HUB Main Number 617-536-1775
Prudential Tower General Manager, Raphael Oliver
800 Boylston Street Executive Chef, Mark Porcaro

Brunch 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
$67 Adults, $29 Children
(Tax and Tips not included)
Skywalk Admission Included
Entertainment 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lee Childs Duo

Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
Saffron Aspic, Cucumber
Green Pea Soup
Morel Crème Fraîche
Seasonal Fruit & Berries

Eggs Mornay
Bone in Ham Steaks, Vermont Maple Syrup Baked Beans
Eggs Benedict
Traditional Hollandaise Sauce
Asparagus & Manchego Cheese Omelet
Red Pepper Salsa
Ham & Cheese Toast “Croque Monsieur”
Red Bliss Hash
Garlic Studded Leg of Lamb
Fingerling Potatoes, Olives, Haricot Verts, Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Pan Seared Chicken Breast
Simmered Spring Vegetables, Thyme Jus
Rib Eye Roast
Pommes Dauphine, Asparagus, Béarnaise Sauce
Herb Crusted Halibut
English Pea Risotto, Anis Sauce

Watercress & Radish Salad
Orange Vinaigrette

Nougatine White Chocolate &
Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake
Mango Cream Sauce, Tapioca

Dinner 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$67 Adults, $29 Children
Marty Ballou Trio 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Menu includes Green Pea Soup, Rib Eye Roast and Herb Crusted Halibut.

C. Paul Luongo is the President of C. Paul Luongo Company,
Public Relations & Marketing, Boston

Saint Patrick's Day Column


Beannachtai na Feile Padraig!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

By C. Paul Luongo

Here’s a special selection of Irish Pubs for your enjoyment!

MCFADDEN’S Dan Ianello
148 State St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
7am - 2am

Specials include Green Miller Lite beer for $3 and green Jell-O shots cost $5 each. Authentic Irish fare including Shepherds Pie will be served until 1am. 5 different Guinness taps are $5 each. Also a complimentary Irish breakfast, which includes white & black sausage on Irish soda bread with hash and eggs will be served from 7am-9am. The first 100 guests will receive a free t-shirt. The cover charge is $10. Doors open at 7am and Alcohol served at 8am.

160 State St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
Phone: 617-742-2286
Fax: 617-451-7414
Email: info@irishconnection.com 8am - 2am

Expect a very hectic crowd in one of America’s top 10 Irish establishments. There will be live bag pipers performing throughout the day. Treat yourself to a Pint of Guinness imported from Dublin for $5.75. The menu will include Shepherds Pie, Garlic Steak, Irish Pork Sausages, and Chicken Curry all ranging from $10-16.

COOGAN’S Paul Wilson
171 Milk St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
9am - 2am

At Coogan’s there will be live music all day. Cover charge of $10 in the afternoon. The main dish being served will be corned beef & cabbage just under $10. After the meal enjoy a desert made with Bailey’s Irish crème among a very exciting atmosphere.


1 Union St, Boston, 02109 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
8am - 2am

The Purple Shamrock is expected to be one of the most happening bars in Boston on St Patrick’s Day. There is a cover charge of between $25-50 and there will be long lines at the door if you are not there early. Breakfast will be served starting at 9am and will include Bangers, eggs, toast as well as fried tomatoes, under $10. There will be a small Irish menu in the afternoon including corned beef and cabbage.

CLERY’S Jamie Durham
113 Dartmouth St, Boston, 02116 General Manager
Glynn Company, Owner
Phone: 617-262-9874
Fax: 617-262-3817
Email: Clerys@Irishconnection.com
11am - 2am

Clery’s was voted the best neighborhood bar in 2002 and they are looking forward to a very busy day with a fun upbeat crowd. There is no cover charge and they have a fireplace to escape the frigid New England weather. The menu includes orange rosemary salmon, steak and mushroom pie and a fried haddock sandwich ranging from $7-14. You can wash the meal down with one of 16 draught beers including the Irish beers Guinness and Smithwick’s for $4.75 each.


50 Salem St, Boston, 02114 General Manager, co-owner

Goody Glover’s offers a unique Irish experience with a cozy ambiance and inviting décor. There will be an intensely St. Patrick’s day menu offering 10 different plates all made with corned beef and cabbage including poached egg and home-fries to corned beef and cabbage egg rolls $8-$13. Goody Glover’s also offers traditional Irish Beer Smithwick’s and Guinness for $5.50 each.


C. Paul Luongo is the President of C. Paul Luongo Company,
Public Relations & Marketing, Boston
Russell Brodmerkle, Researcher