St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated on March 17th every year for over 1,000 years. It was one of the few days where Irish families would waive their Lent–or Lenten–dietary restrictions to celebrate the passing of the patron saint. After establishing that custom, we have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with excellent Irish food without fail. This year, Fire and Ice joins in the celebration with our St. Patrick’s Dinner, which will be on March 17th, 18th, and 19th, where you can enjoy Irish food not normally served on our menus.
We will be serving the usual classics like Corned Beef and Cabbage, but also some surprises you may not be familiar with. Not everyone has had the chance to eat popular Irish food on the holiday, and we aim to provide a dining event that will fix that.
Our Irish Food
Our St. Patrick’s Day dinner comes with options for a three-course meal. We have appetizer options, several main courses, and some choices for dessert. Each night, we’ll have different featured cocktails to have with your meal, so make sure to ask your waiter about them.
Potato and Leek Soup
One of our main appetizers, Potato and Leek Soup, consists of delicious white broth and potatoes along with leeks, making it a flavorful favorite. Leeks are alliums, a type of vegetable plant that all share a slightly similar taste. Another allium you definitely know is onions. Leeks taste like onions, but sweeter. This is what makes Potato and Leek Soup something special that you should try.
Potato and leek soup has origins from around Europe. In the 18th century, potatoes were incredibly popular in France, and in Wales, leek soup was a popular meal even before that. It was later in Ireland, where it became popular to combine the two ingredients into one great Irish dish.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dublin Lawyer, we promise, no attorney is going to interrupt your dinner. The name comes from an old joke that the lobster, whiskey, and cream originally used to make this dish, was “rich as a Dublin lawyer.” If you didn’t know you were in for a treat, you do now. We serve it with Colcannon potatoes, which are mashed potatoes with caramelized cabbage and fresh herbs.
Dublin Lawyer is this one-of-a-kind shellfish dish where lobster meat is bathed in Irish Whiskey cream sauce. What makes this dish so special is that despite Ireland having a long coastline, the people of Ireland don’t have a lot of seafood in their diet. This is one of the dishes that feels like an exception to the rule, by combining a rare shellfish with alcohol that many love around the world.
Lamb Shepherd's Pie
This is ground lamb, with demi-glace and mirepoix topped with whipped potatoes, peas, corn, and Irish cheddar cheese. Ground lamb resembles ground beef and usually comes from the shank and neck of the lamb, but also the flank, leg, loin, rib, and shoulder.
Unlike many other Irish dishes, this is the one dish with no origins in other countries. Where Potato and Leek Soup and Corned Beef are not wholly Irish, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie is. It was originally created to use alternative meat from its predecessor–Cottage Pie–which also originated in Ireland.
Eat Real Irish Food at Our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where we celebrate by eating food that isn’t typically represented in restaurants. We’re taking this opportunity to give people a taste of the Irish cuisine they didn’t know they were missing out on or missed having. There’s more on our menu than just these three dishes, so if you’re looking for more, make a reservation for March 17th, 18th, or 19th. For outdoor dining in our igloos, make a separate reservation online.