The Shamrock and Peach hit Reynolds Plantation’s Sandy Creek Barn last night to celebrate Irish food in Georgia, yee ha!…and I think it was a big hit with the guests there, many of whom had either been to Ireland, or would love to go to Ireland…The menu it self was inspired by the same dinner menu from the 3ShadesofGreen dinner at the James Beard House in May with the main lamb dish being a signature dish from Chef Noel McMeel at the Lough Erne resort with the genius paring of Kerrygold Cashel Blue Cheese with Quenelle of Dark Chocolate , which stole the show again – after all, this pairing of blue cheese and chocolate is always a talking point.
My Southern influenced dishes, paired with the Irish, included Georgia Apple and Zucchini soup with Curried local Pecans and Crispy Pancetta and last but not least, the Sticky Toffee Pudding never fails to impress.
Ooooh yes, lots of goodies indeed!
Sure glad 2014 still is not over because what started as a very bumpy ride for the Shamrock and Peach has indeed broken in to cooking up some great memories. Without a doubt cooking at the James Beard House in May was unforgettable and last night brought it all home to Georgia and makes me so proud of the cuisine from my Irish homeland. Living the dream for sure and so very thankful for it all!
Joy in the journey!
Judith the Irish foodie