Five Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

Top o’ the morning to ya! You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don your shamrocks and pour yourself a Guinness, its time to paint the town green. Join the fun March 13th though 17th with these five festive events to help you celebrate just like a leprechaun.

 

1. Drink around the Ring of Kerry: You can’t celebrate traditional-irish-coffee-nutmeg-nanny-1518198304Saint Paddy’s day without a little spirit(s)! Join the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge for their Irish Cocktail Experience: a sampling of four classic Irish cocktails Friday March 14th at 7:00 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets early, as this is always a very popular event. Sláinte!

2. Bag Pipes and Pub Bites:  If you love the bag pipes and traditional Irish music, come on out to Postscript Pub in Delavan for a St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrationdownload.jpg full of live music and delicious food! Let your ears savor the tunes while your taste buds enjoy classic corned beef and cabbage and lamb stew. And if you prefer to leave the cabbage to the more adventurous eaters, you can still order off their yummy regular menu.  Don’t forget to pair your meal with some green beer.

 

3. More Than Small Potatoes: You’re in luck, The Abbey is once again hosting their St. Patrick’s Day Buffet Saturday March 14th. The culinary team has prepared and expanded their menu to include Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Cheddar & Stout Mac n’ Cheese, and Corned Beef & Cabbage, among other traditional flavors.  Make your reservations soon, as they can disappear as fast as a rainbow.

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4. Lions and Leprechauns: DgAMiKpgamXNHORWnYYUSK6B.jpgThe Irish love their traditions, and so do the Delavan Lions Club. Join them on Sunday March 15th for the 57th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner.  Delight in all you can eat Irish fare or take it to go as a carryout at the Village Supper Club.   Tickets are available at Stienbrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s, Nobel Insurance, and the Village.

5. A Walk in the Irish Woods: Did you know that Lake Geneva has a rich Irish history? Join historian Pamela Meyers at the Geneva Lake Museum for Tuesday @2, March 17th at 2:00 pm for a special presentation about the Irish settlers of the Irish Woods!

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So go out and channel your inner Irishman or Irishwoman and have a shamrockin St. Paddy’s Day weekend here in Walworth County.

 

Christmas Eve & Day 2019 | Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner

Christmas Eve

Holiday TeaHoliday Tea | 9 am- 3 pm
The Grandview Restaurant at The Geneva Inn
(262) 248-5690 | www.genevainn.com
Tis the season for Holiday Teas! Come sip tea lakeside with our holiday tea menu. $25 per person. Reservations Required.

Christmas Eve Dinner | 4 – 9 pm
Hunt Club Steakhouse
(262) 245-7200 | www.gnresort.com
If you’re looking for an intimate gathering on Christmas Eve, you’ve found it at the Hunt Club Our fireplace will be crackling, lights twinkling and tree shining as we celebrate with three very merry meal specials and a well-edited offering of your favorited selections. Step into our house … and feel like you’re home for the holidays!

Grandview.jpgChristmas Eve Buffet | 5 – 10 pm
The Abbey Resort – 240° West
(800) 709-1323 | www.theabbeyresort.com
Start a new holiday tradition with family and friends on Christmas Eve at 240° West. Our new Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is sure to warm your heart and your spirits with holiday favorites like Roast Turkey and Hickory Smoked Ham along with special Fireside Entrees and all the trimmings. $34.95 adults / $16.95 children 6-12 / $5 children 2-5.

Christmas Eve Dinner | 5 – 10 pm
Lake Lawn Resort – Frontier Restaurant
(262) 728-7950 | www.lakelawnresort.com
Chef John Billings is offering a special Christmas Eve dinner menu in addition to the Frontier Restaurant’s delectable dinner menu – the choice will be yours. Come to the Frontier Restaurant to enjoy a brand new twist on a great holiday tradition.

Christmas Specials | 5 – 9 pm
The Geneva Inn – The Grandview Restaurant
(262) 248-5690 | www.genevainn.com
This Holiday season, join us for a delectable dinner while taking in the breathtaking views of Geneva Lake. In addition to our dinner menu, we will have Christmas Eve specials for our guests to select from. Our specials were created by our Executive Chef to further enhance the flavors and sentiments of the season.

Christmas Day

Christmas Brunch - The Abbey.jpgBreakfast Buffet | 6:30 am – 12 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Grand Café
(262) 249-8811 | www.grandgeneva.com
Wake up on Christmas morning to a delicious breakfast buffet. Adults 13 years and older $21, Children 6-12 $11, Children 3-5 $6. Under 2 years complimentary with each paid adult.

Christmas Brunch | 9 am – 2 pm
The Abbey Resort – 240° West
(800) 709-1323, www.theabbeyresort.com
Start off your holiday morning with a delightful brunch at 240° West. Enjoy your favorite brunch selections as well as special additions just for the occasion. $27.95 adults / $12.95 children 6-12 / $5 children 2-5.

Christmas Day Brunch | 9:30 am – 3 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Geneva ChopHouse
(262) 249-8811 | www.grandgeneva.com
Join us for a lavish brunch filled with smoke seafood, breakfast station, carving station, desserts, & more. Adults 13 years and older $75, Children 6-12 $30, Children 3-5 $15. Under 2 years complimentary with each paid adult.

Grand Yuletide.jpgGrand Yuletide Buffet | 10 am – 6 pm
Lake Lawn Resort – Frontier Restaurant
(262) 728-7950 | www.lakelawnresort.com
Traditional holiday and brunch favorites are in abundance amid a festively decorated Frontier Restaurant. The Frontier dinner menu will be available from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Adults: $36.95 Children 4-12 $16.95 Children 3 & under dine free.

Dinner Buffet | 4 – 9 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Grand Café
(262) 249-8811 | www.grandgeneva.com
A Christmas dinner buffet will be waiting for you filled with prime rib & seafood. Adults 13 years and older $45, Children 6-12 $15, Children 3-5 $10. Under 2 years complimentary with each paid adult.

Christmas Dinner | 5 – 10 pm
The Abbey Resort – 240° West
(800) 709-1323 | www.theabbeyresort.com
Enjoy a delicious four course meal with your family at 240° West after a day of holiday celebrations. Executive Chef Joshua North has created a menu that will delight your palate and warm your heart. $39.95 per person.

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For details on these events and more, go to www.VisitWalworthCounty.com

Flavors of St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day stampAlthough St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, its traditions in America started during the Irish immigration to the U.S. in the 1840’s. Irish American immigrants were in search of comforting tastes of their homeland. While pork and bacon products were out of their price range, they had to find a substitute. Beef brisket was the most affordable meat at the time, so the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures to bring flavor and diversity to their celebrations of St. Patrick.

Now, corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular dishes associated with this holiday, and local restaurants are applying their own special cooking methods to this classic meal, along with other delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.

Grandview_CornedBeefCabbage.jpgSt. Patrick’s Day Specials
The Grandview Restaurant, Lake Geneva
March 11- 17, 2019

The Grandview Restaurant has put together a full menu if Irish themed specials! Enjoy their hearty Bangers and Hash for a robust breakfast. But swing in for lunch and enjoy a generous Reuben sandwich; corned beef topped with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, all toasted to perfection. For dinner, come enjoy the view of Geneva Lake over a beautiful plate of Irish Lamb Stew laid over whipped potatoes, or dive into the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage with baby red potatoes, each with a side of soda bread.

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Buffet
240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana
March 16, 2019

The Abbey Resort’s culinary team at 240° West will arrange a buffet full of traditional Irish dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Leg of Lamb accented by tasty snappy dishes like Fish N’ Chips and Irish Cheddar and Stout Mac N’ Cheese.

 

Delavan Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
The Village Supper Club, Delavan
March 17, 2019

For 56 years, the Delavan Lions Club has partnered with The Village to bring the community an All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on March 17th. Made better with an added bonus of all-you-can-eat baked chicken and French fries for those who are not corned beef fans. Carryouts are available. Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased at Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s Department Store, Noble Insurance and The Village Supper Club.

 

St. Patrick’s Brunch
Crafted Americana, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Enjoy a relaxed morning by catching brunch at Crafted Americana. They will be serving all the traditional brunch favorites like made-to-order omelets, biscuits & gravy and fresh fruit, and compliment it with an Irish spread of bangers and mash, carved corned beef, cabbage and then roll right into lunch with a green beer. “Put on your green and make the scene here at The Ridge!”

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
March 16 – 17, 2019

The Lookout Bar & Eatery will be serving a specialty lunch and dinner menu, chalked full of great dishes from Irish Potato Soup, to freshly carved corned beef with braised cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots and horseradish sauce. Save room for dessert, because the Isle of Capri will be featuring Crème de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cupcakes!

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Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patrick’s Day Social
Hogs & Kisses, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Hogs & Kisses will be opening their doors to invite you to a little party at 3pm on Sunday, March 17th. The kitchen will be closed but some snacks and of course Irish drinks will be in the mix. Stop in and check out the fun!

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A St. Patrick’s Day Sampling
The Hunt Club, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019

Lucky you! The Hunt Club will be adding some select Irish specials to the menu on St. Patrick’s Day Sunday. Stop by for a taste of Ireland with dishes that complement their standard menu!

For more events and places to enjoy great Irish food,

go to VisitWalworthCounty.com!