St. Patrick’s Day Food & Wine



With St. Patrick’s Day looming on the Emerald Isle our thoughts are turning to all things Irish. What is classic Irish cuisine? And what are the perfect wine matches for contemporary Celtic gastronomy?

There was a time when boiled bacon and cabbage was considered a traditional dish to be served on St. Patrick’s Day. Nowadays I imagine there are few homes serving up such fare. Nonetheless what would be the ideal accompaniment to this long-established dish? The bacon is quite salty, the cabbage bland and the parsley sauce rich. For me a classic Burgundian Chardonnay would be a great match, with plenty of body to stand up to the bacon and parsley sauce and slight sweetness to cut through the saltiness.