If you’re looking for an alternative to a packed parade or boozy bar crawl this St. Patrick’s Day, Cape May is serving up the perfect, low-key but festive way to celebrate. A beer dinner, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 in Cape May Terminal’s Sunset Lounge, will pair brews that give a nod to the old sod with a multi-course dinner.
Boasting one of the best views in South Jersey, the Sunset Lounge is set atop the Cape May Terminal and features wraparound windows. Settle in for a pint and perfect look at the vibrant colors of a Delaware Bay sunset.
The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, including the chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres, followed by an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. And, naturally, each course will be accompanied by a complementary Irish beer. (You’d expect nothing less on St. Paddy’s Day, right?)
Chef’s selection of Irish-themed hot & cold hors d’oeuvres
Beer: Black & Tan
Cockle & Mussel Chowder
Beer: Harp Lager
Spinach & watercress, crispy back bacon, blue cheese, pickled onions, hard cooked egg, tomato relish, red ale herb vinaigrette
Beer: Smithwicks Irish Ale
Irish Mixed Grill – Lamb loin chop, banger sausage, chicken drumstick, colcannon, roasted parsnips & baby carrots, spring parsley sauce
Beer: Tuckahoe Brewing Company Anglesea Red
Warm raisin and date bread & butter pudding, stout-spiked Anglaise sauce
Beer: Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Cost: $59 per person. Guest must be 21 and older and have a photo ID.
Reservations are required. Seating is limited to 60 guests. Call 1-800-643-3779.
For more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out our events calendar.