News & Events
Updates, events and news for the hotel and surrounding area!
The Tradition Continues ... Classic Ballroom Brunch
Sunday, April 16, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Saint Paul Hotel will again offer two lavish, traditional Spring Holiday Brunches with live music in the “grand hotel style” of decades past for Easter and Mother's Day in our elegant Promenade Ballroom.
With a grand spread of sumptuous offerings and The Saint Paul Hotel’s unmatched service and elegance, our Classic Ballroom Brunches provide a can’t-miss family gathering that all generations will enjoy.
Six Lavish Food Stations
Salads • Seafood Ice Display for Shrimp • Carvery • Entrée and Vegetable Station •
Breakfast Station • Pastry Chef’s Grand Dessert Display
Our Ballroom Easter Brunch is pre-paid: $49.00 per person • $19.00 per child, age 4-10 • children under 3, free. Price includes service charge and tax. Two free hours of parking at Lawson ramp.Easter Ballroom Brunch Menu PDF
Celebrate Easter at M ST. Cafe
Easter Brunch at M ST. Cafe
Sunday, April 16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Make your reservation soon, time slots fill quickly.
Brunch favorites include a wide variety of offerings from M ST.'s Hot and Cold Sideboards.
Items include Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Chef Carved Salt-Crusted Prime Rib, Chef Carved Bourbon-Honey Glazed Ham, Seared Salmon with Fregola, Eggs Benedict, Malted Waffles, Made-to-order Omelet Station and Dessert Display with Assorted Cakes, Confections and Pastries.
$29.95 per person • $12.95 per child, age, 4-10 • children 3 and under, free. Up to two free hours of parking at Lawson Ramp (between St. Peter Street and Wabasha on 5th Street).
Reservations: 651-228-3855 or Make Your Reservation online.
M ST. Cafe Presents New Breakfast and Lunch Menus
M ST. Cafe is excited to unveil brand new breakfast and lunch menus!
The new breakfast menu includes an Omelet section and an Eggs Benedicts section with six different omelets and three benedicts. Along with existing favorites, other new items include the North Star Breakfast, Espresso French Toast and Croque Madame Waffle.
The new lunch menu also has an omelet section and new items such as a Seared Crab Cake Salad, and a West Coast Burger along with several other new items.
This month we are featuring two items from the new menus, pictured below:
The Beef Short Rib Benedict Two Poached Eggs over Braised Beef Short Rib, Whole Grain Mustard Hollandaise and Ale-Marinated Fried Shallots on an English Muffin.
The Turkey Burger with Harissa Tomato Jam, Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Baby Arugula tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette on a Brioche Bun.
Stop by M ST. Cafe for breakfast or lunch and taste the new menu offerings!
View the new menus online at mstcafe.com.
Reservations: 651-228-3855 or Make Your Reservation online.
Catch JoAnn While You Can
for Jazz in the Lobby Bar
March is the final month that JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske will play both Friday and Saturday nights (7:00pm - 11:00pm).
Starting April 1 they will play only Saturday nights through May 20.
During her summer break, JoAnn and her husband, Steven Marking, will ply the waters of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard American Cruise Line paddlewheel boats where they provide onboard music entertainment and enrichment for guests.
Children's Etiquette Luncheons March 25
We're offering a Children's Etiquette Luncheon on March 25, from 10am - 1pm.
Excellent opportunity for Children to improve manners and dining skills — just in time for Easter and Mother's Day gatherings!
View a preview of our class: video clip of Etiquette class on WCCO from last fall.
Our Etiquette Class/Luncheon emphasizes respect for others and educates children on manners and etiquette with a fun, hands-on approach. Your child will learn social etiquette, proper introductions and fine dining skills.
The class incorporates role-playing and features a three-course lunch to help children practice and retain what they are learning. This is an excellent opportunity for children to build confidence and learn important skills which make everyday situations easier to navigate.
For children aged 8-13. Each class is three hours, $60 per person. Call 651-228-3860 for reservations.
St. Paul Grill Sliders at St. Patrick's Day Parade
The St. Paul Grill will once again be serving Reuben Sliders, Sweet Potato Chips, Guinness Beer and other libations outside The Saint Paul Hotel on St. Patrick's Day from 10:00am - 2:00pm. More information
Join thousands for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17. The parade starts at noon and will go right past The Saint Paul Hotel. The parade travels east to west along 5th Street beginning at Broadway and stands as one of the longest running and most decorated St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation.
This spirited tribute to St. Paul’s Irish community began in 1967 at Gallivan’s restaurant and bar. "It was a bitter cold day during the Winter Carnival," says Bob Gallivan. Some of his pals stopped by to get out of the cold and have a drink. "Let’s have a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade," Gallivan remembers saying, "before we get too old." Word spread and the planning began. – From the St. Patrick's Association in St. Paul
Photos below: The St. Paul Grill serving up sliders at the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Etiquette Tea at The Saint Paul Hotel
Pair a manners' class with a gourmet, five-course tea and you get an Etiquette Tea!
Join us on April 8 for unique opportunity to refine your dining skills and table manners while enjoying a sociable, five-course afternoon tea.
Etiquette instructor Bethany Miller of Doors of Success School of Etiquette, will lead the tea and talk about the origin and history of tea traditions along with etiquette protocol.
Etiquette Tea, April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Cost is $50 per person.
Call 651-228-3860 for reservations.
Painting & Prosecco
Join us for The Saint Paul Hotel's newest special event "Painting & Prosecco," a painting, wine and culinary adventure, taught by artist Johna Stern.
No artistic experience necessary! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres! Uncork your inner artist and create your own painting in a relaxing, fun environment.
Call 651-228-3860 for reservations or for information.
The price is all-inclusive and includes painting lesson, supplies, Prosecco wine, hors d'oeuvres and two hours of complimentary parking in Lawson Ramp.
May 6, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
In hotel banquet room
$65 per person
Below: photos from our December Painting & Prosecco class.
What’s Blooming at The Saint Paul Hotel
by Becca Gross, Horticulturist and Gardener of The Saint Paul Hotel
With highs in the 60’s followed by snowfall, winter can’t seem to make up its mind this year! Thankfully, our spring flowering bulbs have not yet emerged, as the recent cold temperatures could be damaging to sensitive new shoots. The warmer temperatures forecasted for the next couple of weeks will likely bring some bulbs and perennials back to life soon.
In the coming weeks, I will be pruning some of our evergreen shrubs in preparation for spring by removing any dead or damaged branches and thinning out the canopies for better airflow. I’ll also be growing elephant ear tubers indoors to give them a jumpstart on spring. Elephant ears are a fun tropical plant that can be saved year to year by simply harvesting the tubers in the fall and storing them over the winter.
Gardening Tip for March…
March is the month to finish up any garden clean up that didn’t get done in the fall. Trim back the dead shoots of dormant perennials and rake up any leftover leaves. It’s also time to cut down the stands of ornamental grasses that were left up for fall and winter garden appeal. When trimming ornamental grasses, leave a 2-3” tall clump for smaller grasses and a 4-5” tall clump for large grasses.
Did You Know...?
Did you know that an exceptional, long-time employee of The Saint Paul Hotel will be retiring this month?
Housekeeping Lead Supervisor, Rajpati Eddie, known by everyone as "Miss Eddie" will be retiring after 34 years of service at the hotel.
Miss Eddie was hired as Housekeeping Supervisor in November 1982. The Saint Paul Hotel had been closed for renovations for the previous two years. It reopened in late December 1982 to become Minnesota's longest running AAA Four Diamond hotel.
Over her tenure, she has trained and supervised countless housekeeping employees, instilling in them her passion, professionalism, high standards and attention to detail — nurtured and ingrained in her by her own hiring manager, Mrs. Alpha Wolf.
Miss Eddie strives to create an impression of pride, professionalism and commitment by example to each of her trainees, teaching them to "radiate warmth and set a welcoming tone for each of our guests," along with impeccable attention to detail, keeping The Saint Paul Hotel spotless and well-cared for. She remarked, "What you give is what you get." and "Awareness is key, training is paramount."
Miss Eddie leaves behind a grand legacy! She would like to extend a sincere thank you to her fellow housekeeping staff and all employees of The Saint Paul Hotel. She impressed that she has been fortunate to had have wonderful leaders over her many years "who are supportive, allow you to do your job, be independent, and also instill confidence to set you up for success."
Saint Paul Hotel General Manager, Brian Schmechel added, "The Saint Paul Hotel is known and appreciated for its Authentic Hospitality, providing heart felt service. Miss Eddie, demonstrated authentic hospitality on a daily basis to both our external guest (pay customers) but also our internal guests, the employees. Thank you for making The Saint Paul Hotel what is today, one of the best hotels in the Midwest!"
We thank Miss Eddie for all her years of service and wish her all the best for the future!
The St. Paul Grill Dessert of the Month
Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Bailey’s Mousse and Chocolate Drizzle.
Enjoy this and other signature Menu Items at The St. Paul Grill.
Chris Fischer, Doorman of The Saint Paul Hotel
1. How long have you worked for The Saint Paul Hotel?
I just celebrated my 24th Anniversary at The Saint Paul Hotel.
2. Explain your daily tasks.
I’m lucky enough to be the first to greet each guest as they arrive and also the first employee to welcome them back. I assist with anything from luggage to directions.
3. What is your favorite part about working for The Saint Paul Hotel?
I have had the opportunity to meet presidents, athletes and celebrities.
4. What are some of your favorite memories or experiences from working at The Saint Paul Hotel?
Getting to know and talking with the Minnesota Wild's Hockey Team owner.
5. What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of the workplace?
I love to golf, anywhere from "Up North" Minnesota to Pebble Beach, California.
6. If you could choose any other position at the hotel, what would it be?
A sales manager, I would love to assist with bands, hockey and wedding parties. I think I would like closing deals.
7. What is a “fun fact” about you?
Last year I celebrated my 24th consecutive year going to the Kentucky Derby.
Photo of Chris, ready to welcome guests at our main entrance.