What pairs perfectly with a chilly evening on a gorgeous patio? A fire, some heaters and some warm grub to fill you up! Claddagh spoiled us rotten with a huge buffet full of light bites, like salmon mousse, caprese kabobs and hot spinach dip. Then there was the interactive grill with choices of chicken satay, beef and veggie sliders that Simon I says were "anything but light to my taste buds!" And just when we thought that was all, out came a full buffet of desserts, including macaroons that Rachael N said were "so, so tasty."
With all the feasting going on, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Vodka and Magners Irish Cider were all thankfully there to wet our whistles. Claddagh kept us buzzed serving up complimentary bottles of Magners, a fruit-y punch with Absolut and Jameson with ginger ale. We were all feeling pretty warm, especially Roxanne O: "There was a chill, but the fire pit (and the Jameson) kept us all toasty."
Ackey+Z Photography captured us celebrating and the Craic Brothers serenaded us all night with their folky, Irish tunes. In fact, Jeff T said, "kudos" to the "cool band" who "made the night memorable."
We also had two "best dressed" winners of the night who left with baskets full of green knick-knacks, a grow-your-own shamrock kit, DVDs, a blanket and more. Plus, a Claddagh scarf, mug and Magners schwag. Claddagh also gave gift cards to each guest of the party!
Many thanks to Claddagh, GM Mark Kelly and staff who made this event amazing. Andrea Z puts it well: "The atmosphere from the Claddagh staff was so welcoming and great, very nicely done, and hats off for their outstanding hospitality!" Also, thanks to Jameson, Absolut and Magners, Ackey+Z Photography and the wonderful Craic Brothers!
Until next time, SYOY, yelpers!
Cara L, Cleveland Community Manager