Green definitely dominated at Monterey's dinner party on St. Patrick's Day. Patrons arrived in full regalia, with plenty of beaded necklaces and ties printed with shamrocks. Joe Canney kept the Irish music coming as background during the social hour. Who but the Irish can boast a bulging collection of familiar sad and happy songs describing their land and their loves that honestly bring tears to your eyes?
A mixed collection of bottles adorned our still-new round tables, with some of the patrons adding to the pre-dinner enjoyment with home baked authentic Irish Soda Bread that might have gotten passed around to you if you were lucky. Of course you can guess what we had for dinner!
Monterey's dedicated partygoers were joined by many of our newcomers to celebrate the day and join the fun of line dancing and stylish freestyle. Energy levels were high, as you might expect, and the group singing from printed song sheets was friendly enough and raucous enough to guarantee they'll all be back again next year.