Monday, February 17, 2014

When is St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston



Irish influence is found in every nook and cranny of Boston’s historic streets.  During the 19th century, there was a population influx from Ireland as a result of the Irish famine. Two centuries later, Boston still proudly represents Irish culture, and this is never more apparent than on St. Patrick’s Day. It has become a common joke around here that, “Everyone is Irish on March 17th!!” Whether you are Irish or not, there is plenty of fun activities for everyone to participate in on St. Patrick’s Day!
The main event is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade  through South Boston. Getting to the parade is a celebration in its self. On your way there you will be joined by a sea of green shirted people and more leprechauns than you ever imagined! Once you get to the parade the fun continues as various floats and marching bands wind their way through the streets of Boston.



In addition to the parade, there are many other events taking place to  celebrate St. Patrick's Day. One event that is sure to get a great turn out is the Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl.This pub crawl spans over the course of three days, so you have your preference on which date you would like to purchase a ticket for. If you are looking for a more family oriented event, try the
St. Patrick's Day Road Race.This is a 5K race to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are more interested in trying out some Irish cuisine, then consider attending the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Gift Party on March 16th. This event is open to the entire community! No matter what event you like the most, rest assured that Boston is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day. So pack all your green apparel and come to Boston to experience a little piece of Ireland in the United States!














Monday, February 3, 2014

Pain D'Avignon Bakery Treats at Boston Bed and Breakfast



Clarendon Square Inn Continental Breakfast
Here at Clarendon Square bed and breakfast we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This is not just because the food will fuel you for the day, but also because this is the time that our innkeepers spend getting to know our guests. Every morning, in our street level dining room, an expanded continental breakfast is prepared by our innkeeper. This breakfast includes an assortment of options ranging from granola, to fresh cut fruit, to gourmet cheeses and meats. One of the most delicious parts of breakfast that guests look forward
to, is the selection of pastries from Pain D'Avignon!
Our innkeeper ensures that there is always a varying array of pastries to temp your taste buds.

Pain D'Avignon was opened over 20 years ago in Cape Cod, Massachusetts by four young Yugoslavs. The founding principle of this excellent bakery is, "fine breads deserve to be at the center of the dining experience, not a mere afterthought". The founders of Pain D'Avignon had a goal of recreating Old World techniques of baking. For this reason, employees at the bakery cut and shape every loaf made by hand, and use only natural ingredients. Pain D'Avignon also keeps loaves in a woven piece of linen while the dough is retarding. This technique ensures that the dough holds its shape and retains moisture.


 In addition to being a wholesale provider, Pain D'Avignon also has a neighborhood café. So, when you fall in love with Pain D'Avignon's pastries during your stay at Clarendon Square Inn, you may be inspire to plan a trip down to Cape Cod and visit Boulangerie. This café is open 7 days a week and serves European style breakfasts, gourmet lunches, and contemporary French dinners. Pain D'Avignon also maintains a strong presence at local farmer's markets. When farmer's markets are open, you can find Pain D'Avignon each Monday at City Hall in Boston!