Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pasty and a pint for St. George's Day, April 23, at the Bank Street Brewhouse.

Miss England, Miss Laura Coleman, will join MPs, Peers and representatives of at the annual St. George’s Day celebration at the Houses of Parliament this year. St. George is the Patron Saint of England, and St. George’s Day, on Thursday, April 23, is England’s national day.*

There’s a first time for everything, and so we’ll offer a modest celebration of St. George’s Day at the Bank Street Brewhouse on Thursday, April 23.

My wife, whose late mother was English born and bred, informs me that nothing should go into a genuine pasty (PAH-stee; specialties of Cornwall and Devon) save beef, potato and onion, with requisite seasoning deriving from the use of ketchup.

Accordingly, Chef Lehman and sous chef Andrew Gunn plan to ignore tradition, opting instead for a lamb pasty with broccoli puree as the Thursday evening St. George’s Day food special, which will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For representative ale, there’ll be cask-conditioned Beak’s Best on the hand pull, and also our Community Dark (English Mild Ale) on standard tap.

I wonder if there’ll be a soccer game on cable?

*St. George’s Day Dot Com

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