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October 15, 2009

Taj Boston Fireside Season Begins In October

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

As the chill of autumn approaches, the Fireplace Butlers at Taj Boston are readying the landmark hotel’s wood-burning fireplaces for the opening of Fireside Season on October 15. Guest suites and several executive meeting rooms at the hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden feature the welcoming fireplaces, which include complimentary services of a Fireplace Butler, who will lay and light your preferred wood fire until April 1, 2010.

New this year is the offer of an in-suite “Fireside Tailgate” for all sports fans who wish to enjoy the coziest of creature comforts while their team plays, and the Fireside Dining event planner, who will arrange every detail for your private fireside event in a residential-style townhouse-inspired space.

Fireside Tailgate at Taj Boston
Why brave the elements to see your favorite team in action? At Taj Boston, you can enjoy an in-room “tailgate” from October 15 through April 1 complete with a delectable chef-prepared picnic and beverages as you lounge by the wood-burning fire and watch your game of choice on your 42-inch flat screen television.

Fireside Tailgate in-room menu selections include:
Clam chowder
Crab cakes
Chicken pot pie
Chicken biryani
Kobe beef burger with house-made fries
Taj Boston Cream Pie
Champagne, wine or beer
Rates for a one-night Fireside Tailgate Suite at Taj Boston begin at $480 and include accommodations in a junior suite with wood-burning fireplace, the services of a Fireplace Butler and your preferred selection from the Firewood Menu, an in-room “picnic” for two from In-room Dining ($150 credit; additional charges will be billed to guest folio).

Fireside Private Dining
Several townhouse-style meeting rooms at Taj Boston offer a gracious setting for intimate occasions complete with the inviting ambience of a wood-burning fireplace. Perfect for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, birthdays and anniversary celebrations, or a refined executive board meeting, with chef-designed menus and wine pairings customized to your personal preferences. All such events include the services of the Fireplace Butler to prepare your favorite wood-burning fire. Contact Josephine Gandolfo, the Taj Boston Fireside Dining Event Planner, for more information,

Taj Boston Firewood Menu
The Fireplace Butler will lay and light the wood fire of your choice from these selections:

Birch Wood: Birch produces a strong heat and burns quickly, creating a warm and cozy interlude before an evening’s entertainment on the town

Cherry Wood: Fragrant and slow burning, the glowing colors from this fire will enhance your In-Room Dining experience

Oak Wood: A lightly scented, long-burning wood, oak produces a comforting, cozy warmth for a long winter’s night

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