A Note to the Host
“Ireland is known for its many pubs and its exuberant pub culture. With a population of 3.6 million and 10,500 pubs, the "public house" is considered the center of social life. If you're planning to celebrate St. Paddy's Day at home, these "Pub Party" ideas will make your guests feel like they just crawled into the best pub in town!”
- Irish cuisine is influenced by the crops grown and animals farmed in its temperate climate. The introduction of the potato in the second half of the 16th century heavily influenced Ireland's cuisine thereafter and, as a result, is often closely associated with Ireland. An Irish meal isn't really complete without some sort of potato!
- Pub food has evolved from simple bar snacks to traditional Irish dishes, and in some cases delicious culinary decadence! We've included a range of easy to prepare recipes that reflect the traditional taste treats of Ireland.
- If you plan to add a little Irish sport to your Pub Party, set up some games to engage your group. Traditional pub games include darts, dominoes, cards, bowling, billiards, and table football.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Soda Bread includes just flour, salt, soda and buttermilk. Currants and rosemary add fragrant sweetness, but are completely optional!
Fresh rosemary and thyme complement the lamb in this deliciously fragrant Shepherd’s Pie
Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy
Bangers & Mash is classic British country cooking. We always serve it with sweet green peas!
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate crowd pleasing comfort food!
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Stout and spices turn this one-pot meal into a palate pleasing St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Chocolate Stout Cake with Salted Whiskey Carame...
Caramel Sauce is quick to make and tastes as good as it looks!