Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with These 4 Green Foods

March 13, 2018 | Philip Nestler

St. Patrick’s Day is one holiday where it’s fun to play with the menu for your event. While everyone knows to wear green, it is always exciting to plan foods that add something special to the party by keeping with the Irish theme. Although many traditional Irish foods are complicated to prepare, our prepackaged selections allow you to serve a feast that seems like hours went into it without all the stress. This year, add some pizzazz to your table with these four green foods that are perfectly suited for bringing the crowd a little luck o’ the Irish.

Reuben Bites With Caraway Seeds

Head to any Irish pub, and you are likely to see a Reuben sandwich on the menu. While there’s no denying the deliciousness of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese all blended together, these classic sandwiches are often too big and messy to serve at a major event. That’s why we blended all of the main ingredients together to create flavorful bites that are just as good as the real thing. Caraway seeds even add in the flavor of rye bread so that your guests get everything that they love about a Reuben sandwich in a perfectly sized bite.

Shepard’s Pie

Meat pies are another type of traditional Irish food that everyone loves. Yet, many food kitchens simply do not have the time or space to create the different layers of flavors that go into this Irish specialty. Our Shepard’s pie smothers lean meat in savory gravy that is filled with carrots, onions, and peas. Then, we top it with duchess whipped potatoes and bake it in pastry shells that are fit for a king. Just the presentation alone is enough to draw guests’ eyes to this delicacy.

Pastrami Spring Roll

Spring rolls are often thought of as an Asian dish, but we put our own flair into these appetizers that are perfect additions to your food serving tables. Mustard and sauerkraut are hand folded with pastrami to make a tantalizing filling for light spring rolls. For guests that are just beginning to discover the exciting tastes of Irish food, these spring rolls are the perfect introduction.

French Onion Soup Boule

Hearty soups are another classic type of Irish food, but you may be hesitant to serve bowls of French onion soup when you know that your guests would rather mingle. Our French onion soup boules eliminate the mess by packing a blend of caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese into mini brioche shells. With so much flavor at the tips of their fingers, your guests will be delighted to continue enjoying the revelry while still getting a taste of their favorite soup.

Dublin Strip

After all these savory foods, it’s nice to have a deliciously sweet dessert to finish off the day. We would recommend a Dublin Strip. It may not be green, but no St. Patrick’s Day food list would be complete without it. A simple twist on a classic strip cake, The Dublin Strip simply takes bittersweet chocolate ganache, layers of chocolate sponge cake soaked with Guinness Beer, and a delightful chocolate glaze to make an outstanding dessert to end your St. Patrick’s Day.

Traditional Irish food is hearty, savory, and meant to be shared. This year, make sure that your St. Patrick’s Day menu is filled with green dishes that celebrate the spirit of the Irish. By adding a few spins on the old favorite classics, you can keep your menu fresh while still serving the dishes that you know your guests expect.