It was not only Welsh fare and Merlyn Welsh Cream Liqueur that was on offer on Friday 1st March as The Dragon Hotel celebrated Wales’ patron saint day. The Wales Tartan Centres, also situated at the heart of Swansea city, joined forces with Swansea’s premier hotel to offer a unique twist to the celebrations. They assisted staff members to proudly wear the traditional Welsh tartan whilst looking after diners during the celebrations.
Tony Collins commented ‘St David’s Day is a great way of expressing how patriotic we are at Wales Tartan Centres and we were really pleased to be asked to dress up some of the men at The Dragon Hotel for the day. The St David’s Tartan Cilts always get a great reception and I am sure the customers at the hotel will love the effect and get involved with the fun on the day’.
Tony joked: ‘We hope it becomes part of the staff uniform eventually, so even more customers get to see the boys knees!’
Along with the Welsh dress, a Welsh themed mouth–watering lunch menu had been created to whet the appetites of diners and add to the overall experience for those celebrating:
‘The menu has been designed to capture the true spirit of Welsh cuisine,’ says Head Chef, Steve Williams ‘and includes items like Cockle and Laverbread Gratin, Chicken in a Penderyn Whisky Cream Sauce and Bara Brith Bread & Butter Pudding’.
The meal also included a complimentary glass of Merlyn Welsh Cream Liqueur courtesy of the multi award winning Penderyn Distillery.
‘Working alongside suppliers as passionate about Wales as us is always a pleasure and clearly St David’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do so’ says Cath Garcia, General Manager at The Dragon Hotel. ‘I would like to see the day celebrated as enthusiastically as St Patrick’s Day and as long as we keep in mind St David’s message of ‘remembering the small things’ the day is certain to be a success – one I would hope to see emulated throughout the city and indeed Wales, in years to come.’