Written by Anita
May 2, 2009Sure, we all think we know the Mayflower Hotel. Dubbed by President Harry S. Truman as “Washington's second best address,” this historic hotel hosted President Calvin Coolidge’s inaugural ball, President Herbert Hoover’s pre-inaugural headquarters, and even Charles Lindbergh’s celebration of his historic trans-Atlantic flight. Well, think again. The Mayflower is shaking things up with its new Thursday Night Social Club Series. For just $20 (all inclusive), guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a featured entrée, specialty cocktails or locally produced beers and wines, and live music on the first Thursday of each month.* At its first installment in April, the offerings included a delicate rockfish with polenta accompanied by a stuffed artichoke heart, assorted roasted vegetables, cheeses, and hummus, creamy peanut butter truffles rolled in unsweetened cocoa powder, and delicious cherry-blossom themed drinks. Missed the first one? Then make your reservation now for another of the series’ uniquely themed events. This Thursday, May 7th, the happy hour will feature Tempura Soft Shell Crabs with spring vegetables and a lemon ponzu sauce, Crepe Suzette with Grand Marnier, and Flying Dog Brewery’s seasonal and signature brews. June 4th’s event will feature fresh Atlantic tuna, September 3rd’s gathering will highlight farmers’ market finds, and October 1st’s session will focus on fall classics. As if that weren’t enough to put the “happy” in happy hour, guests also will receive a special gift at evening’s end. The series introduces guests to the hotel’s elegant mezzanine, which has been recently modified to include tables and chairs, a new private dining area that seats 12, and free Wi-Fi (you can even order food and drinks using your laptop!). Perfect for a quiet drink or a small business meeting, the mezzanine level offers an alternative to the traditional bar scene. Catch the Mayflower’s Thursday Night Social Club soon—before this ship has sailed! *The series will take a brief hiatus in July and August.