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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-Themed Beer Dinner
By JSalmon on 03/09/2018:  

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-Themed Beer Dinner
Beer Dinner Pairs Fine Food, Ferry Fun, and Irish Beers; Seating Limited

CAPE MAY, NJ – If you think St. Pat’s celebrations are just about Guinness and Corned Beef, you haven’t checked the menu at the first ever Cape May-Lewes Ferry St. Pat’s Beer Dinner. Tempt your taste buds with Irish Lamb, banger sausages, cockle chowder, bread pudding, and much more. Seating is limited so call early to reserve your ticket to this landside Cape May culinary extravaganza! The culinary delight will take inside the Sunset Lounge of the Cape May Ferry Terminal. The cost for the all-inclusive dinner, beginning with the chef’s selection of Hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., is $59 per person.

“Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and there’s no better antidote for the winter blues than a Black and Tan or a robust Ale,” said Shaun O’Brien, Superintendent of Food and Retail at the Ferry. “Our chef has prepared a special Irish-themed menu with expertly pair beer selections to enhance the dining experience. Come join us to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and don’t forget to wear your favorite shade of green”

Boasting one of the best views in South Jersey, the Ferry’s Sunset Lounge is set atop the Cape May Terminal and features wraparound windows. Settle in for a pint and a perfect look at the vibrant colors of a Delaware Bay sunset. Festivities kick off with a Black & Tan paired with finger food, followed by cockle and mussel chowder with a Harp Lager.

The salad course features spinach & watercress, crispy back bacon, blue cheese, pickled onions, hard cooked egg, tomato relish, and red ale herb vinaigrette dressing. The Entrée includes Irish Mixed Grill of Lamb loin chop, banger sausage, chicken drumstick, colcannon, roasted parsnips & baby carrots, and spring parsley sauce. The beer selections for the salad and main entrée are Smithwick’s Irish Ale and Tuckahoe Brewing Company Anglesea Red respectively.

To conclude the dinner, enjoy warm raisin and date bread & butter pudding with stout-spiked anglaise crème sauce paired with Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

Due to limited capacity and anticipated popularity of the event, reservations are required. To reserve tickets for any one of the special beer dinners, please contact our Guest Services Department at 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY) daily from during the 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 45 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2017, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.

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Beer Dinner in Sunset Lounge