Need ideas for a hip St. Patrick’s Day menu?  Forget about corned beef and cabbage.  There are plenty of other tasty ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle.  Here is a menu of what I will be serving for a casual St. Patrick’s Day dinner.  I will post some of the recipes later this week so you can whip up these tasty treats by the weekend. 





If you need more ideas, listed below are also links to some other Irish-inspired recipes.


    Hip St. Patty’s Day Menu


Irish Brown Bread Crostini with Rocket Pesto and Goat Cheese

Irish Cheddar served with Sliced Green Apples 

Main Event
Guinness Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Irish Cheddar 
Sweet Potato Fries

Cabbage Slaw 

Sweet Ending
Baileys Irish Cream Truffles

Guinness (of course)
Hard Cider
Irish Coffee

Other Menu Ideas 

Irish Cheddar and Stout Fondue 
Grilled Chicken with Whiskey-Ginger Marmalade 
Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon  
Chocolate Guinness Goodness Pudding 
White and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding with Irish Cream Sauce 
Baileys Pudding Parfaits with Oatmeal-Walnut Crunch 
Chocolate Whisky Soufflé Tart 

 *The picture shown is of a portion of the Kilkenny Castle, which I visited last summer when I was in Ireland for a wedding (my friend Mike married his lovely bride, Helen, who is from Galway)