Thursday, February 26, 2009

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Aura Restaurant, helmed by Chef Rachel Klein, in the Seaport District.

I gave up on corned beef and cabbage at the local pub and all forms of bagpipe music on St. Patrick's Day years ago but I do like to celebrate the occasion. So, I think I have found my event for this year. Aura Restaurant is hosting its 5th Annual Gaelic Gourmet Celebration to usher in St. Patrick’s Day with a spirited evening of food and fun that benefits the Fisher House. We reviewed the restaurant last year and were very impressed. Plus, it's located in the very up-and-coming Seaport District, the last bright spot for new restaurant ventures in Boston. You can read the review by clicking here.

A view of Boston Harbor in the Seaport District of the City.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and this city’s historic role as a hub of Irish culture and cuisine, critically-acclaimed chefs from Boston and Galway, Ireland are joining forces at Aura to create a four-course dinner to benefit the Fisher House - a 20-unit facility being constructed that will provide free accommodations for the families of veterans being treated at the West Roxbury VA hospital.

If that's not enough, Emerald Isle-based musical sensation Celtic Thunder will be on-hand performing a special selection of Irish favorites.

Celtic Thunder

Featured Chefs will be: Rachel Klein, Chef at Aura Restaurant, Barbara Lynch, Chef & Owner, No 9. Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Drink and Sportello and Gerard Reidy, Chef at Delphi Mountain Resort in Galway, Ireland

The date for the event is Saturday, March 14, 2009
6:00 PM (Cocktails)
7:00 PM (Dinner and Music)

And... the cost is $125, $250 or $500

For reservations call call Stephanie Piland at 617-385-5662 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210

PARKING: Valet, garage and limited on-street parking available.

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