Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Le Cheile - It looks French BUT It's Irish!

And it means - together! Of course we all know the Irish know how to party and Party We Did a few weeks ago over on Tao Jiang Road.

Most of you know Mike and I were married on St. Paddy's Day - our 30th Anniversary is next year and we are most excited about it. However, we'll be here in China and so we had to investigate how we will celebrate.

My friend, Kristin, author extrordinare, told us about this Irish group here in Shanghai. http://www.lecheileshanghai.com/

O'Malley's is a wonderful Irish pub close to where we live. Before I got here, Mike and the team would go there on Saturdays and watch some "football" - you know the European style. . .
But for this party, we went with some of our Westinghouse team and the Corning team jumped in the van and traveled to O'Malley's. The food was great but the people were even better.

When I walked in and saw the band, they were singing "Whisky in the Jar" and I shed a wee tear. It reminded me of the many St. Patrick's Day Parades we went to with the Doheny's and the Koehler's. There was lots of Guinness and another Czech beer that Sandy said was a very popular beer in the Czech republic. So Michael Stay - check it out! I've posted a photo of the label from the beer.

And we met Sidney who is Czech and he was dancing up a storm. Denice learned how to play the harmonica - move over Bill Slaman - and we had a great time. The food was spectacular - small burgers - grilled outside and they were just the way I like them - medium - and Irish stew with carrots and potatoes in a rich beef gravy. Mike like the grilled oysters and that made him smile.
We joined this club and now we'll be able to party with them whenever there is a reason - which should be quite often.

A good time was had by all!


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