March 15 – 18, 2021
What happens after more than 300,000 people flood the streets of Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day? They find their way to a pub for good food and Guinness! Celebrate this holiday in the style of the Irish with Curious Table’s beef & Guinness Pie, pub vegetables, Curious Bread and an option to add American-style homemade mint Oreo cookies.
Beef & Guinness Pie
Rich & savory beef pie with vegetables braised in Guinness, and topped with puff pastry
*Plant-based option: Beyond Beef & Guiness Pie
A fresh loaf of Curious Bread with salted+chive butter
Add-on Option: Beef Stew
We can send you a liter of beef stew for enjoying later: $15
Add-on Option: Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
Let us know if you want us to send you a half dozen American-style homemade Oreos with mint: $12
OR post about us on Facebook or Instagram and get the dessert for free!
Scoop out a serving of the beef & Guiness pie with the crust onto a plate, add the pub vegetables, and enjoy the bread and salted butter in the drippings as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Legend has it that St. Patrick arrived in Ireland in the 5th Century after being kidnapped by Gaelic raiders. Over the years, he walked throughout Ireland converting the Druids to Christianity, cloaked in green and using a three leaf clover to explain the Trinity. Tradition holds that he died on March 17th in the town of Downpatrick, where he was laid to rest and has been celebrated ever since.
For centuries, St. Patrick’s Day was an expressly religious holiday. But as the Irish diaspora spread throughout the English-speaking world, this holiday became a carnival-like celebration of heritage and all things Ireland. Far larger celebrations were found in New York, Sydney and elsewhere until the Irish government in 1996 launched a St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin with the aim to showcase Ireland, its culture, sophistication and the traditional Gaelic language. Now hundreds of thousands of people fill the streets of Dublin all week long for parades, parties, and celebrations all in honor of St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. Adding to the revelry on this day, the Lenten restriction against drinking is relaxed leading to the holiday’s reputation of pub crawls and parties.
I first learned about the differences in how Ireland and the rest of the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day when Curious Table did our first St. Patrick’s Day menu of corned beef and cabbage in 2020. It seemed like the perfect menu for that day till my actually Irish friend commented “That is the most American thing you could make for St. Patrick’s Day! You would never find that in Ireland.” Realizing I had always taken the American version of St. Patty’s for granted, I asked what he would eat in Ireland on this holiday. Without missing a beat, he quickly responded, “A beef and Guiness pie!” Thus Curious Table happily serves you this week a traditional meat pie with classic pub vegetables served on the side, and a loaf of Curious Bread with Irish-style salted butter. It is a worthy feast for a celebrated day–as the Irish would say in Gaelic, “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh” — a St. Patrick’s Day blessing upon you!
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From our table to yours…
Eat well, be well!