“Tartan Day recognizes the contributions of Celtic peoples — the Scots, the Irish and the Welsh — to the U.S. and the world,” says spokesman Norman (Rob) Roy, who also lets slip that he’ll be baking homemade scones for today’s tea, which will be served with traditional clotted cream and lemon curd.
The rest of the volunteer crew will be bringing tea sandwiches and chocolate strawberries, as well as numerous varieties of tea, and for a VIP tariff, Kir Royale and Mimosa cocktails will be available for the adventurous. And, yes, a dozen or so gentleman servers will be decked out according to tradition. “I’m one of them, and I’ll be dressed in my clan kilt and Prince Charlie jacket, with a white shirt and bow tie,” Roy promises.
The tea begins at 2 p.m. at TG Danzport, 8101 East Belleview Avenue in the Denver Tech Center. Admission is $15 (Basic) or $20 (Premium, with a cocktail) and includes all the goodies plus Celtic entertainment; tickets must be purchased online in advance at www.coloradotartanday.com/events.html, where you can also find all the Tartan Day Fest details.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m., 2013