Sunday 22 March 2015

THE Irish stew

I mentioned a few days ago that I would blog again on my Saint Patrick's Day. This is probably going to be my last post about it until next year. A small, anecdotal post, but I needed to mention it. I had this Irish stew, which you can see on the picture, at the local Irish pub where I spent the evening of Saint Paddy's. It was in a plastic bowl, eaten with a plastic spoon, but nevertheless it was delicious. It is one of the day's special traditions which I don't miss since the pub first opened, unless they don't serve it (last year they didn't make any and I was sorely disappointed). One year they even offered it on Easter Sunday, in a very nice mug, accompanied by a mash. You can see the (far better) picture here. The presentation was far less elegant this time, but it is still a delicious dish. I sometimes tried to make Irish stew, but it was not nearly as nice as this one. I don't know why this stew is so good, but it is. For me it is THE Irish stew. And given for free on St-Patrick's Day. Which means, unfortunately, that you can't have seconds. I know, I tried. I might one day ask for the recipe. If it is not a family secret, I might get lucky.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bet you it has Guinness in it.

Guillaume said...

From what I read there is no Guinness in Irish stew, the proper recipe anyway. I know some people add it in it, but I don't remember tasting Guinness in this one. I was drinking lots of Guinness though, so who knows.