Destination: My mixed up Irish/Italian heritage
3 courses for $28
Friday, March 15
While my Irish grandmother and my Italian grandmother seemed to have a sweet affection for each other, never once did I see them cook together. My Irish grandmother had 3 children & owned a diner, while my Italian grandmother fed 11 children 3 meals a day. My Dad (Italian) jokes that "there was no food!" the first time he ate at my Mom's family home. There was! I wanted to celebrate my grandmothers in a menu, and St. Patrick's Day weekend (Irish grandmother) seemed like a good time. So I sat down to write several times, but nothing. I thought a lot about how to combine them, and nothing; so I just nixed it.
Still with no menu for Friday (it's Wednesday night!), I asked myself a question, "What would you cook if the three of you could be in the kitchen together, you showing them what you've done with all they taught you?" So here it is! Friday night, in my heart, the three of us in my kitchen. Trust me, they would have balked at a few of these ideas, but they'd have loved it if they ate it!
We hope you'll join us.
pub pimento cheese + whipped blue cheese & walnuts +
pickled red cabbage and apples + brown bread + oatcakes
choose one: Herb roasted Prospect Farm Pork Loin with Irish bacon
roasted potatoes and peppers in duck fat, champ potatoes, roasted tomatoes & wilted spinach ⬩⬩⬩ Smoked Shrimp & Chevre Ravioli
+ shrimp with Irish whiskey cream
Watercress pesto ⬩⬩⬩
Cider & bacon braised French Hill Farm rabbit & duck, Shady Grove mushrooms + colcannon gnocchi
Beet, chickpea & potato cake
an Irish version of our popular green heart
mustard & chive cream, Cashel blue cheese
+ apple coleslaw with capers & raisins, cranberry mostarda
Ciambella with olive oil lemon curd & whipped cream
Chocolate Pudding + Baileys Cream + oatmeal lace cookie