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September 7, 2011 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Please help me find some events, nice restaurants, and semi-formal occasions to get really dressed up for in and around southern New England, and not feel overdressed, for a bunch of 45-year-olds?
posted by maloon to Society & Culture (7 answers total)
When? Have you seen Waterfire yet?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:44 AM on September 7, 2011

I recommend Cuchi Cuchi (warning, still plays music) in Cambridge often as a place where my friends and I like to play dress-up. It's tapas and nice cocktails, and all of the wait-staff wear fabulous outfits, so at worst we look like we're trying to work there. It's a teeny bit camp, though, so if your folks want to be truly and deeply elegant, it might not be the place for you.
posted by ldthomps at 6:55 AM on September 7, 2011

I recommend high tea at Tea Roses in Connecticut
When I was there, there we a great many nicely dressed folks enjoying the excellent tea and food.

I've also heard Still River Cafe is good, it's in Eastbridge.
posted by melissam at 7:00 AM on September 7, 2011

Boston Symphony Orchestra
posted by smalls at 7:29 AM on September 7, 2011

Yes, Still River Cafe is definitely on the dressy side (it's in Eastford, not Eastbridge). Was less semi-formal than your average wedding. Excellent food, and worth the trip!
posted by smalls at 7:32 AM on September 7, 2011

Response by poster: Lovely suggestions! Thank you.
posted by maloon at 4:06 PM on September 7, 2011

Maybe host a themed fancy dinner or get-together? I have a friend who hosts a murder mystery party every year; last year it was 1920s-themed and everyone dressed to the nines.
posted by nonasuch at 8:03 AM on September 8, 2011

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