Irish Gourmet Gala @TourismIreland @KerryGoldUSA

Got my Irish on and had the most enjoyable afternoon at the Gourmet Gala hosted by Tourism Ireland and Kerry Gold at Cooking By The Book in celebration of St. Patrick’s week featuring Ireland’s top Celebrity Chefs – each serving Irish cuisine prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients that Ireland has to offer.

Chef Darina Allen Co-Founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Celebrity Chef, and Author of Simply Delicious: The Classics Chef Noel McMeel Executive chef, Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh, Irish Pantry Award, Winner 3rd Best Chef Cookery Book in the World. Clodagh McKenna Chef, Television Food Personality, and Author of Clodagh’s Suppers.

We started with Rutabaga & Bacon Soup with Parsley Oil and Irish Soda bread (which I loaded with Kerry Gold Butter) by Darina Allen. I also went home with her cookbook, so I will be sharing this delicious soup with my family.

Irish food is clean honest and oh so good, Filet of Salmon with Asparagus Fresh basil Cream Sauce by Noel McMeel was proof that cuisine is the new currency of the world. Just another reason for me to visit Ireland. Last but surely not least was the Guiness Caramel Tiramisu thanks to Clodagh McKenna. This is pure genius and delicious.

Bless us with good food the gift of gab and hearty laughter May the love and joy we share be with us ever after. A Irish Kitchen Prayer.

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